Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Easiest Shrimp Salad

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy seafood salad—like my Easiest Shrimp Salad.  It’s cool, light, and delicious, and doesn’t take long to prepare. I love the health benefits of shrimp: it’s high in protein and low in saturated fat and calories, and it’s also a terrific and tasty source of selenium as well as heart-healthy vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids.

You can enjoy my Easiest Shrimp Salad throughout the year, thanks to the wide availability of frozen shrimp. Served on a leaf of lettuce and garnished with sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, this salad makes a wonderful, healthy lunch or light supper. 

Makes 4 servings

12 ounces cooked, peeled shrimp, cut into 1-inch pieces
¼ cup reduced calorie mayonnaise
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon grated onion
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Dash garlic powder
Salt and pepper 

Gather your ingredients 

Cut the shrimp into pieces. 

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.

Mix well.

Chill for several hours or, even better, overnight so all of the flavors become acquainted and meld together.


If you want to experiment with different twists of flavor, try adding finely chopped green pepper or some spicy chili flakes.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and it brings a splash of the seaside to your summer meals. Please share with me your favorite shrimp or seafood salad recipes.

Each Serving Provides
Calories 90
Total Fat 1g   
Cholesterol 166mg  
Sodium 353mg
Total Carbohydrate 2.3g   
Dietary Fiber 0g    
Protein 17.9g

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