Watermelon and Arugula Grilled Shrimp Salad with Snow Peas

Watermelon and Arugula Grilled Shrimp Salad with Snow Peas
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Watermelon and Arugula Grilled Shrimp Salad with Snow Peas

Adam Kelinson

Watermelon and Arugula Grilled Shrimp Salad with Snow Peas

Here's a quick, easy, and healthy summer salad that's popular with my clients. It's substantial enough to serve as a complete meal, and elegant enough to serve as a crowd-pleasing starter for a casual backyard dinner party.

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4
Servings
623
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: Scallops are also a great substitute.

Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped garlic
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped ginger
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped scallions
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped mint leaves
  • 1/4  Cup  toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4  Cup  sesame oil
  • 1/8  Cup  brown rice vinegar
  • 2  Tablespoons  lime juice
  • 1  Tablespoon  black sesame seeds
  • Sea salt, to taste

For the salad

  • 1  Pound  fresh medium-sized shrimp, peeled and deveined*
  • 2  Tablespoons  toasted sesame oil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 2  Cups  snow peas
  • 2  Cups  seeded and cubed watermelon
  • 2  Cups  arugula

Directions

For the dressing

Mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

For the salad

Preheat the grill over high heat.

Toss the shrimp with the toasted sesame oil and pinch of sea salt. Bring a pot of water to boil with pinch of salt and set aside a separate bowl of ice water. Add the snow peas and blanch for 30 seconds. Drain and put in ice water for 30 seconds and strain.

Cook the shrimp for 2 minutes per side and place in a bowl. Add half of the dressing and toss, coating well. Add the watermelon, snow peas, and other half of the dressing and toss lightly. Add the arugula and toss lightly again. Serve on one big platter.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
85g
65%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
279µg
40%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
50mg
67%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
135µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
279mg
28%
Choline, total
50mg
12%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
13g
52%
Folate, total
188µg
47%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
172mg
54%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
374mg
53%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
257mg
17%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
361g
13%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.