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Thai Shrimp Salad for 2

Here's a deliciously different salad that blends grilled shrimp, a lean source of protein, with the low-calorie crunch of cucumber and onion. It's tossed and dressed with Thai flavors of sesame, cilantro, lime and refreshing mint. Annette Traverso - San Rafael, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups torn leaf lettuce

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients; set aside. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper; thread onto 2 metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  • Place skewers on an oiled grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat until shrimp turn pink, 2-4 minutes.
  • Stir the dressing; add the shrimp, onion and cucumber. Toss to coat. Divide lettuce between 2 salad plates; top with shrimp mixture and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 212 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 614mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.

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