Grilled Shrimp, Watermelon, and Arugula Salad

Grilled Shrimp, Watermelon, and Arugula Salad
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

When the mercury is on the rise, the idea of a fruit salad is certainly an appealing one. Here, sweet juicy watermelon and pleasantly bitter arugula combine into a fantastic salad, which also gets a savory boost from perfectly grilled shrimp.

Click here to see 5 Tantalizing Watermelon Recipes for Summer Cookouts.

3
Servings
522
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  medium-sized shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2  Tablespoons  vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3  Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2  Cups  diced watermelon
  • 4  Cups  arugula

Directions

Preheat a grill on moderate heat.

In a bowl, toss the shrimp with vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Grill until opaque and just cooked through.

In a bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the shrimp, arugula, and watermelon and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
31g
44%
Sugar
27g
30%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
73mg
24%
Carbohydrate, by difference
34g
26%
Protein
32g
70%
Vitamin A, RAE
414µg
59%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
43mg
57%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
314µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
439mg
44%
Choline, total
48mg
11%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
270µg
68%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
156mg
49%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
477mg
68%
Selenium, Se
36µg
65%
Sodium, Na
1284mg
86%
Water
471g
17%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Grilled Shrimp Shopping Tip

It may be tempting to buy peeled, deveined shrimp, but if you're going to be grilling them, you'll get juicier shrimp if you leave the shell on.

Grilled Shrimp Cooking Tip

Make sure to thoroughly rinse and dry the shrimp before cooking them.