Grilled Shrimp, Watermelon, and Arugula Salad

Grilled Shrimp, Watermelon, and Arugula Salad
Staff Writer
The essential cold summer soup from Spain, gazpacho is made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and country bread soaked in olive oil.

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

 Gazpacho is a Spanish classic, best made when juicy tomatoes are in season.

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
409
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
18g
26%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Carbohydrate, by difference
27g
21%
Protein
40g
87%
Vitamin A, RAE
335µg
48%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
45mg
60%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
290µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
473mg
47%
Choline, total
41mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
263µg
66%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
134mg
42%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
157mg
22%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
611mg
41%
Water
377g
14%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.