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Vietnamese Shrimp and Green Melon Salad

Photo: Iain Bagwell
Total time 25 mins
Yield Serves 6
The melon cools the spice in this fresh, lively summer salad. We like it with shrimp, but it's also good with grilled calamari.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cleaned, deveined medium shrimp (24 to 30 per lb.), poached
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup slivered red onion
  • 1/2 serrano chile, sliced thinly
  • 3 cups sliced honeydew or Galia melon wedges
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Vietnamese fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted cashews

Nutrition Information

  • calories 210
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • protein 23 g
  • fat 6.9 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • carbohydrate 17 g
  • fiber 2.9 g
  • sodium 735 mg
  • cholesterol 153 mg

How to Make It

  1. Toss shrimp, herbs, onion, chile, and melon together in a large bowl. Mix together juice, sugar, and fish sauce, then pour over salad. Top with cashews.

  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1 3/4 cups.