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Spectacular Shrimp Salad Main Dish

 Spectacular Shrimp Salad Main Dish
A few years back, I was asked to bring a salad to a potluck. I didn't want to bring an ordinary dish, so I created this recipe. Everyone was pleased with the light vinegar-and-oil dressing.
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling


  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1/2 pound frozen medium cooked shrimp, thawed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • Leaf lettuce, optional


  • Slice cucumber in quarters lengthwise; cut into thin pieces and place
  • in a bowl. Add the shrimp, beans and parsley.
  • In a small bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and
  • lemon-pepper; pour over salad and toss to coat. Chill for at least 1
  • hour. Serve over lettuce if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 332 calories, 21 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 312 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 17 g protein.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.