Lemony Grilled Shrimp Salad

Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Combine citrusy grilled shrimp with arugula, avocado, and jicama to make a Mexican-inspired main dish salad.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 cups salad and 6 shrimp)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 309
  • Fat: 18.4g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 11.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.6g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 175mg
  • Iron: 3.8mg
  • Sodium: 430mg
  • Calcium: 141mg

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 7 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 24 extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 pound)
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 1 cup peeled jicama, cut into 2 x 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ounce queso fresco, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat grill to high heat.
  2. 2. Combine rind, paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon oil, and shrimp in a medium bowl. Thread 4 shrimp onto each of 6 (10-inch) skewers. Coat grill rack with cooking spray. Grill shrimp 2 minutes on each side or until done.
  3. 3. Remove shrimp from skewers. Combine shrimp, arugula, jicama, and avocado in a large bowl; toss gently. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, lemon juice, vinegar, and sugar in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add juice mixture to shrimp mixture, and toss gently to coat. Divide the salad among 4 large plates; sprinkle evenly with queso fresco.
Note:

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