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
444
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
17g
24%
Sugar
15g
17%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
61g
47%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
176µg
25%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
38mg
51%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
126µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
240mg
24%
Choline, total
38mg
9%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Fluoride, F
39µg
1%
Folate, total
152µg
38%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
117mg
37%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
243mg
35%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
426mg
28%
Water
395g
15%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.