Shrimp Caesar Salad

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Top romaine lettuce with grated Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, shrimp, croutons, and a homemade Caesar dressing for a satisfying main-dish salad.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3 cups salad and 2 1/4 teaspoons pine nuts)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 295
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 9.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4g
  • Protein: 38.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 12.2g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 261mg
  • Iron: 5.2mg
  • Sodium: 462mg
  • Calcium: 149mg

Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salad:
  • 3/4 cup fat-free seasoned croutons
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, cooked and peeled
  • 1 (10-ounce) package chopped romaine lettuce
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • Chopped fresh chives (optional)

Preparation

  1. To prepare dressing, combine mayonnaise and next 7 ingredients (through garlic), stirring with a whisk.
  2. To prepare salad, combine croutons, 2 tablespoons cheese, shrimp, and lettuce in a large bowl. Add dressing; toss well to coat. Top with pine nuts. Garnish with chives, if desired. Serve immediately.
Note:

Precooked shrimp speed up preparation for this classic salad. If you purchase raw shrimp, cook them in boiling water for two minutes or until done.

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