Mediterranean Salad With Shrimp

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by dianegrapegrower

Another light, easy dinner for a hot summer evening. Nice with garlic bread or toasted pita chips and hummus.

Top Review by Helping Hands

This incredibly healthy, light, main-dish dinner salad was wonderful! It was easy to make, had the added bonus of having healthy protien in it, and was loaded with good-for-you ingredients! It appealed to me intitally because it looked easy to make; unique; light rather than heavy; and because of its Mediterranean ingredients - I have always heard that a Mediterranean-style diet is one of the healthiest ways to eat. After eating it, I was most impressed with its flavor, the fact that it left me feeling full and satisfied, despite its lightness, and its well-balanced ingrediants -I knew I had just eaten a very healthy and well-balalanced meal. Adding the avacado was a a very nice touch! My husband also loved this salad! This salad lends itself to I playing with it, and trying other proteins with it, instead of the shrimp, such as turkey, chicken, or lean ham. But, just as is, it was fabulous! I followed the instructions exactly and the only thing I would do differently next time would be to use a Grrek Dressing with a little bit more of a kick (the one I used was a bit bland); add even more red pepper flakes to the shrimp, as I sauteed it; and throw in some onion, sliced in rings. Other than that, it was perfect!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Thaw shrimp, shell and remove tails. Heat oil in skillet, add garlic and hot pepper flakes. Saute shrimp until opaque. Set aside in serving bowl.
  2. Combine all salad ingredients. Toss with dressing (use purchased dressing, or try one of many excellent 'Zaar choices). Serve immediately, topping with shrimp.
  3. You may want to reduce the amount of dressing used, or put less salt in if making from scratch - the olives and feta add saltiness.
  4. Grilled shrimp are very nice.

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