Vietnamese Shrimp and Green Melon Salad

Vietnamese Shrimp and Green Melon SaladRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell
The melon cools the spice in this fresh, lively summer salad. We like it with shrimp, but it's also good with grilled calamari.


Serves 6
Total time: 25 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.

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