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Garlic Shrimp Salad
Enjoy this delicious shrimp salad as part of your Healthiest Way of Eating. It makes a great light meal on its own, or you can serve it as a side salad to a larger meal.
Garlic Shrimp Salad Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes

  • 4 medium cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 lb medium-sized cooked shrimp, best bought still frozen
  • 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces, discarding bottom fourth
  • 3 TBS vegetable broth
  • 1 fresh tomato, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 TBS chopped fresh parsley (or 3 tsp dried parsley if fresh not available)
  • small head of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • *optional 2 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • Dressing
  • 3 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBS Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Press garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out its hidden health benefits.
  2. Make sure shrimp is completely thawed and patted dry with a paper towel, or it will dilute the flavor of the salad.
  3. Add broth to medium skillet and after it has heated up, Healthy Sauté asparagus for 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk together lemon, oil, mustard, honey, garlic, salt and pepper. Toss shrimp, asparagus, parsley, and tomato with dressing and herbs. Allow shrimp salad to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Discard outer leaves of lettuce head, rinse, dry, and chop. Serve shrimp mixture on bed of lettuce and top with crumbled goat cheese, if desired.
Serves 4

Buying shrimp that is still frozen will ensure that it will be as fresh as possible. Because all shrimp comes frozen in stores once they have thawed they lose their freshness very quickly. This recipe was created to be very quick and easy, so we added already cooked shrimp to the ingredient list. If you have the time, obviously it would have better flavor if the shrimp was raw and you cooked it yourself. It is very important either way to make sure the shrimp is patted dry. Otherwise it will dilute the flavor of your salad. Also, if you plan ahead, this salad will taste even better if it marinates for a couple of hours. It's easiest to cut the bunch of asparagus at the same time. Just line up ends, cut off the bottom fourth (which is fibrous) and cut rest into 1-inch pieces.

Nutritional Profile

Garlic Shrimp Salad
1.00 serving
(302.57 grams)
Calories: 223



 vitamin C48%

 vitamin K47%





 vitamin E21%

 vitamin A18%


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Garlic Shrimp Salad
1.00 serving
302.57 grams
Calories: 223

Nutrient Amount DRI/DV
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
protein 27.87 g 56 4.5 very good
vitamin C 35.84 mg 48 3.9 very good
vitamin K 42.10 mcg 47 3.8 very good
folate 177.13 mcg 44 3.6 very good
iron 5.30 mg 29 2.4 good
copper 0.23 mg 26 2.1 good
manganese 0.53 mg 23 1.9 good
vitamin E 3.18 mg (ATE) 21 1.7 good
vitamin A 165.39 mcg RAE 18 1.5 good
molybdenum 8.24 mcg 18 1.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for Garlic Shrimp Salad

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