Watermelon and Arugula Grilled Shrimp Salad with Snow Peas

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Watermelon and Arugula Grilled Shrimp Salad with Snow Peas
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
455
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
37g
56%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Cholesterol
143mg
48%
Protein
18g
37%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
129µg
14%
Vitamin B12
1µg
21%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
19.4%
Vitamin C
42mg
70%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
34µg
43%
Calcium
143mg
14%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
62µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
62µg
16%
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
62mg
16%
Monounsaturated
14g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
342mg
49%
Polyunsaturated
15g
N/A
Potassium
420mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
5.9%
Sodium
730mg
30%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.6%
Zinc
2mg
11%

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