Shrimp Salad


If you like shrimp and eating clean, then your gonna love this Shrimp Salad recipe.  It’s a quick and easy salad recipe for clean eating. A light and refreshing salad that requires very little cooking.  Just lots of yummy healthy ingredients!

This salad has quinoa, small salad shrimp, blanched broccoli, bell peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes – all of which can be prepared ahead of time and thrown into a bowl come dinner time. When you’re focusing on eating healthier, Shrimp has many health benefits. It’s very low in calories, one medium shrimp has just 7 calories, and 3 ounces of shrimp pack about 20 grams of protein. The health benefits of shrimp don’t end there. It is also a strong source of selenium which helps fight free radicals, vitamin D, vitamin B3, zinc, and iodine.

So, if you’re looking for a healthy alternative to chicken, I think you’ll be pretty pleased with what shrimp has to offer.  In addition, shrimp is high in protein.

How often do you eat shrimp? 

Ali in the Valley


Shrimp Salad

Course: Salad

Author: Alison Ball

Ingredients

  1. 1 bag of salad shrimp cooked, shelled and deveined

  2. 2 cups raw broccoli cut into bite size florets

  3. 2 bell peppers thinly sliced

  4. 10 cherry tomato (sliced in halves)

  5. 1 cucumber thinly sliced

  6. ½ cup quinoa cooked and chilled

  7. 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  8. 1 Tablespoon olive oil optional

  9. Ground pepper and sea salt to taste

Instructions

Blanch the raw broccoli: Bring a pot of water to a boil. Fill a separate large bowl with ice water.

Cut up the broccoli while you wait for the water to boil.

Carefully add in broccoli and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

The broccoli will become tender and bright in color.

Scoop out broccoli with a slotted spoon quickly and immediately move into the bowl of ice water, keeping it in there for about 30 seconds. Drain in a colander and set aside.

Now comes the easy part, compiling your salad: to each salad plate/bowl and top with

the broccoli, bell pepper, tomatoes, cucumber and quinoa.

Drizzle each salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, if using.

Sprinkle with ground pepper and enjoy!

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