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.
Total TimePrep: 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 332 calories, 21g fat (3g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 17g protein.
Originally published as Spectacular Shrimp Salad in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook