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Watermelon, Feta, and Grilled Shrimp Salad

Prep: 20 minutes; Cook: 4 minutes.

Health JUNE 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: about 6 shrimp, 1/4 of the watermelon mixture, and 1 cup arugula)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined (21–25 count)
  • 1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mint, divided
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 8 (4-inch) seedless watermelon wedges
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Preparation

1. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high.

2. Toss shrimp with 2 teaspoons olive oil. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Lightly spray grill or grill pan with olive oil spray, and cook shrimp about 2 minutes per side or until just cooked through. Transfer shrimp to a plate to cool.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and more pepper to taste. Whisk in remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.

4. In a medium bowl, combine red onion and 2 tablespoons mint. Add dressing, and toss gently. To serve, place 1 cup arugula on each of 4 plates and top with 2 melon wedges and 1/4 of the onion-mint mixture; sprinkle with equal amounts of feta, top with about 6 shrimp, and garnish with some of the remaining fresh mint. Serve immediately.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 273
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbohydrate: 17g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 193mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 728mg
  • Calcium: 223mg
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