Berry Powered Shrimp Salad
This salad has just under 300 calories, it's packed full of lean protein, 26 grams to be exact.
Are you looking for a quick fix for dinner that can be ready in less than 10 minutes? Seared shrimp over salad is one of the fastest weeknight dinner solutions. This salad is packed full of body boosting antioxidants that is sure to leave you felling great! You won't be too full, nor hungry, just right.
I'm pretty sure most people don't think about pairing blueberries, shrimp and granola together, but I assure you that it is absolutely wonderful. Blueberries are packed full of antioxidants and are a delicious pop of flavor. Arugula is another wonderful antioxidant packed leafy green that is best paired with something that lends a bit of sweetness. That's why we choose fresh seasonal berries to go into this salad. And the last main component is granola. Think of granola as a ready to use whole whole grain topping that takes the place of the traditional croutons or nuts you might normally find in a salad. Just use granola sparingly since it's other two ingredients besides oatmeal is usually sugar and butter (or oil).
You will want to pick shrimp that are large in size - look for 16/20 ct. Make sure they are peeled, de-veined, and tail off before searing them. If you happen to find some with shells or tails on, it's not a hard task to complete, just pull off the shell and pinch off the tail once the shrimp has thawed.
Makes 1 salad:
2 cups Arugula
4 ounces Large Raw Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined)
1/2 cup Blueberries
2 tablespoons Granola
2 teaspoons Olive Oil
1/2 tablespoon White Wine Vinegar
pinch of salt and pepper
In a nonstick saute pan, heat to high heat and sear shrimp on both sides for about 1 minute until cooked.
In bowl place arugula, cooked shrimp, blueberries, and sprinkle with granola.
Drizzle salad with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
Calories: 292kcal, Carbs: 19g, Protein: 26g, Total Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 1.91g, Sodium: 521mg, Fiber: 3.53g, Added Sugar: 3.05g, Fruits: 0.56 servings, Vegetables: 1 serving
Tip: Swap white wine vinegar with strawberry or other fruit based vinegar if you can find it at the store. It will lend for a sweeter flavor which is perfect for this dish.