Mediterranean Inspired Chopped Salad with Shrimp and Feta Cheese

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Mondays are back to reality days, aren’t they?

This time of year when I’ve spent the weekend shopping, shmoozing with friends, and generally goofing off, I need Mondays to get back on track. That includes a few lighter meals to ward off any holiday pounds that might have crept on over the weekend.

This easy Mediterranean chopped salad with tender baby shrimp and feta cheese fits the bill perfectly.

Chopped Shrimp Salad

I’ve packed this chopped salad with carrots, red onion, celery and cucumbers, then used chopped avocado, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar and honey to create a kind of creamy dressing.

Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Shrimp and Feta Cheese

After I tossed in a few tender cooked salad shrimps and a crumble of feta cheese, dinner was served with a minimum of fuss. This is the way to end a back to reality Monday for sure.

Have a terrific week everyone!

~Kristi

Chopped Salad with Shrimp and Feta Cheese
 
Shake It Up! You could easily make this a meat free meal by adding chickpeas as a protein option instead of shrimp.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup carrots, shredded
  • ¼ cup red onion, minced
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup cucumber, cubed
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ small lemon , juiced
  • 1 small avocado, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 12 ounces salad shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ⅓ cup low fat feta cheese
  • 4 large lettuce leaves
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl except lettuce leaves.
  2. Chill salad for 15 minutes, then serve on top of lettuce leaves.
Notes
Food energy: 440kcal
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 11
Saturated fatty acids: 5.54g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 8.06g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 1.81g
Total fat: 15.42g
Calories from fat: 138
Cholesterol: 380mg
Carbohydrate, by difference: 23.15g
Total dietary fiber: 6.84g
Protein: 45.27g
Total lipid (fat): 19.01g
Water: 356.02g
Ash: 8.74g
Total sugars: 10.12g
Calcium: 334mg
Iron: 1.99mg
Magnesium: 104mg
Phosphorus: 687mg
Potassium: 998mg
Sodium: 1947mg
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2


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Comments

  1. says

    I now can’t imagine life without salads…we had a chopped napa cabbage salad last night and surprisingly my husband even liked it. I put at least 350 grams on his plate and he finished it off. I would love to try this, but I have to leave the shrimps off as he is again not a friend of seafood, everything else are fine.

    • says

      I love Mediterranean salads. They have such flavor. My husband loves the shrimp, but often picks out the veggies and just eats the lettuce. Can’t make everyone happy all the time. :)

  2. says

    We really do face reality on Mondays, don’t we? We tend to eat quite light on Monday and Tuesday, just to work off our weekend splurges! This looks wonderful – a nice main course salad. Really nice – thanks.

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