Citrus Salad with Shrimp and Watercress

This light and zesty main-dish salad is a refreshing change from the heavier meals usually served this time of year. Full of bright colors, it takes advantage of all the citrus fruits now in season.


6 servings (serving size: about 1/3 cup watercress mixture, 1/2 cup shrimp, and 1/2 cup fruit)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 226
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fat 6.5 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 3.6 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 20 g
Carbohydrate 22.5 g
Fiber 4.1 g
Cholesterol 144 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 345 mg
Calcium 114 mg


1 teaspoon grated grapefruit rind
3 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice
2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/4 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 navel oranges
2 blood oranges
1 pink grapefruit
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
2 cups trimmed watercress (about 1 bunch)
10 kumquats, seeded and thinly sliced


To prepare vinaigrette, combine first 6 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.

To prepare salad, add shrimp to large saucepan of boiling water. Remove from heat, and let stand for 5 minutes or until shrimp are done. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.

Cut a 1/4-inch slice off top and bottom of oranges and grapefruit. Cut away peel so no white pith remains. Cut fruit crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices, and discard any seeds. Cut each grapefruit slice into quarters. Arrange fruit on a serving platter. Drizzle fruit with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette.

Combine shrimp, onion, mint, and 1 tablespoon vinaigrette, tossing gently to coat. Arrange shrimp mixture over fruit.

Combine remaining vinaigrette, watercress, and kumquats, tossing gently to coat. Arrange watercress mixture over shrimp mixture. Serve immediately.