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Vietnamese Shrimp and Green Melon Salad

The melon cools the spice in this fresh, lively summer salad. We like it with shrimp, but it's also good with grilled calamari.

Sunset AUGUST 2011

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Total:25 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 210
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Protein: 23g
  • Fat: 6.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 17g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Sodium: 735mg
  • Cholesterol: 153mg
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