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!


Chopped Salad with Shrimp and Feta Cheese

Serving Size: 2

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.


  • 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


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl except lettuce leaves.
  2. Chill salad for 15 minutes, then serve on top of lettuce leaves.


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

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  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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