Photo: Kenji Toma; Food Styling: Karen Evans; Prop Styling: Michele Faro
Hands-on Time
45 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins
Serves 4

Sweet, briny shrimp are lovely here--seared scallops would be, too. For a beautiful garnish, purchase edible flowers, separate the petals, and scatter them on top. Grilled whole-wheat pita makes wonderfully thin croutons; we like whole-wheat, but you can use white pita, too.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add peas; cook 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.

Step 3

Split pita into 2 rounds. Arrange the pita rounds on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 1 minute on each side or until toasted. Remove from grill, and cool. Break pita into 1-inch pieces.

Step 4

Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon lemon rind, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a large bowl. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Thread the shrimp onto 4 (12-inch) skewers. Arrange skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes on each side or until done.

Step 5

Combine remaining 2 tablespoons oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, vinegar, juice, and garlic in a large bowl. Add peas, onion, mint, and spinach; toss to coat. Arrange about 2 cups salad on each of 4 plates; divide pita and shrimp evenly among salads. Sprinkle each serving with about 1 tablespoon cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

JulieRae97's Review

December 15, 2012
Very nice salad.

ViennaVAfoodie's Review

July 25, 2012
This recipe was a great combination of flavors! My husband isn't a huge fan of mint but he really enjoyed this salad. It was really easy to put together and nice to have shrimp and peas in a salad for a change. The only change I made was to saute the shrimp instead of grill them--we didn't want to get the grill messy for a few shrimp. We will definitely make this again.

Shane10's Review

June 27, 2012
This recipe was fantastic! The shrimp, pea and mint flavors melded well together for a refreshing and filling summer salad.