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
Author: Alison Ball
1 bag of salad shrimp cooked, shelled and deveined
2 cups raw broccoli cut into bite size florets
2 bell peppers thinly sliced
10 cherry tomato (sliced in halves)
1 cucumber thinly sliced
½ cup quinoa cooked and chilled
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon olive oil optional
Ground pepper and sea salt to taste
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!