Use shredded rotisserie chicken in place of the shrimp, if you'd prefer. For quick suppers, keep a bag of cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp in the freezer. Set the shrimp in a colander and rinse with cool water to thaw quickly.
4 quarts water
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 cups torn romaine lettuce
1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
1 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices red onion, separated into rings
1 cup cucumber, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon extravirgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
8 kalamata olives, pitted and halved
4 pepperoncini peppers
How to Make It
Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes or until done. Drain and rinse with cold water. Place shrimp in a bowl; cover and chill.
Place lettuce, tomatoes, onion, and cucumber in a large bowl; toss to combine. Combine parsley and next 7 ingredients (parsley through garlic), stirring with a whisk. Spoon 1 tablespoon dressing over shrimp; toss to combine. Add shrimp mixture and remaining dressing to lettuce mixture; toss gently to coat. Spoon about 2 3/4 cups salad onto each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese, 4 olive halves, and 1 pepperoncini pepper.
Excellent! For a huge time saver, just use pre-cooked shrimp. This is a restaurant-worthy recipe. The only substitution I made, other than using cooked shrimp, is using fresh instead of dried oregano out of my herb garden.