Warm Szechuan Shrimp and Spinach Salad Recipe
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Warm Szechuan Shrimp and Spinach Salad Recipe

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A warm ginger-flavored dressing prepared with just a few ingredients tops this fresh and fun salad that’s special enough for guests. The slight hint of heat beautifully complements shrimp and veggies. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:5 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 can (15 ounces) whole baby corn, drained
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup salted roasted almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 187 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 468 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch


  1. In a large skillet, saute shrimp in oil until no longer pink. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, corn, sprouts, almonds, water chestnuts, red pepper, cilantro, onion and shrimp.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the vinegar, ginger, garlic sauce and soy sauce. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through; pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Warm Szechuan Shrimp and Spinach Salad in Simple & Delicious August/September 2011, p34

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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