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Shrimp Salad With Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Shrimp Salad with Spicy Watermelon Salsa is so refreshing, healthy and  perfect for lunch or to serve as a light dinner

Shrimp Salad with a spicy Watermelon Salsa is so refreshing, healthy and  perfect for lunch or to serve as a light dinner

Shrimp and Watermelon are two of my favorite foods and once combined the flavors compliment each other so well.

This Shrimp Salad with Spicy Watermelon Salsa just screams Summer !

Normally we are not much of a too spicy loving family, but the spiciness in this salad recipe is just right for us. You can always increase the amount of Chilies in the recipe.

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The Garlic and Ginger add a lot of bite to the salad as well. Not heat spicy, but a delicious flavor combo, especially with Shrimp.

I use minced Garlic (you can actually see the Garlic on the Shrimp), instead of my usual crushed Garlic which I so love to cook with.

No particular reason why I choose minced, only my personal preference when I make salads with Garlic as an ingredient.

Shrimp Salad with a spicy Watermelon Salsa is so refreshing, healthy and  perfect for lunch or to serve as a light dinner

Do you have to use Herb Greens ?

No, you do not. Just another personal preference as I think Herb Greens add much more taste to a salad than ordinary lettuce leaves or Spinach leaves on it’s own.

Shrimp Salad with a spicy Watermelon Salsa is so refreshing, healthy and  perfect for lunch or to serve as a light dinner

The recipe is also very easy to double or even triple and would take only a couple of minutes longer. I would however cook the Shrimp in batches unless you have a very large wok or similar skillet / pan.

You can also only make the Spicy Watermelon Salsa and serve on the side (or on top) of most grilled fish or any meat you think the Salsa will go well with.

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The Salsa on it’s own also makes a lovely and delicious appetizer ! ( do add some salad greens when serving as an appetizer though! ).

More Salad recipes suitable for lunch or as a light dinner:

Shrimp Salad With Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Yield: 4 Servings

Shrimp Salad With Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Shrimp Salad with Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Refreshing, healthy Shrimp Salad with a spicy Watermelon Salsa is perfect for lunch or serve as a light dinner

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

SALSA:

  • 1/3 cup Lime Juice
  • 1 TB Olive Oil
  • 2 t Brown Sugar
  • 2 t Fish Sauce
  • 1 Red Chili, finely chopped
  • 4 Spring Onions, finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 TB Mint Leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 cups Watermelon, diced
  • 1/2 cup Cucumber, finely diced

SHRIMP:

  • 1 TB Olive Oil
  • 2 t Fresh Garlic, minced
  • 2 t Fresh Ginger, finely grated
  • 1 TB Lime Juice
  • 900 g Shrimp, peeled, deveined ( 2 pounds )

TO FINISH:

  • 4 Handfuls Herb Greens

Instructions

SALSA:

  1. Combine the Salsa ingredients in a medium mixing bow, stir through and keep chilled until needed

SHRIMP:

  1. In a medium skillet, heat the Olive Oil - saute the Garlic and Ginger 1 minute - add the Shrimp and Lime Juice - cook until pink (about 3 - 5 minutes)
  2. Remove from heat and let stand to cool slightly

TO FINISH:

  1. Arrange the Herb Greens on a large serving platter - Spoon over the Watermelon Salsa and give it a gentle stir - top with the cooked Shrimp

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Amount Per Serving Calories 341.8Total Fat 11.2gSaturated Fat 1.8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9.4gCholesterol 342mgSodium 520.5mgCarbohydrates 12.4gFiber 1.8gSugar 6.4gProtein 47.3g

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Renee

Monday 23rd of July 2018

What a fresh and delicious light summer supper idea!

Rebecca Hubbell

Monday 23rd of July 2018

I love watermelon salad but had never made one with a protein, the shrimp was the perfect match!

Jennifer

Monday 23rd of July 2018

I am loving the ingredients in that watermelon salsa! I'm not a big spicy fan either so I'll probably leave the recipe just as it is!

Alisa Infanti

Monday 23rd of July 2018

I would never have thought to combine watermelon with shrimp. Looks like a lovely light summer salad I can't wait to try! I agree with you too...herb greens are so much better in a salad.

danielle wolter

Monday 23rd of July 2018

These kind of flavors are my absolute favorite. I have a very similar recipe posting in a few days! Great minds think alike I guess :-) I'm a big sucker for anything with fish sauce - this sounds delicious!

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