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Grilled Shrimp and Watermelon Chopped Salad

Chopped romaine tossed with sweet, juicy watermelon, grilled shrimp and goat cheese and a golden balsamic vinaigrette – I’ll be making this salad all summer!!

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you, it’s so good I plan on making it again for dinner tonight so my husband gets to try it. I put this together in about 20 minutes, so it’s perfect for busy weeknights. The dressing is DEE-LICIOUS, I used DeLallo’s golden balsamic vinegar[1], which is made from white grapes rather than red and has a sweetly rich taste – it’s fabulous! They sell it at my local supermarket, or you can buy it online[2], but if you want to use regular balsamic, that would work fine too.

I love watermelon in my salad, mostly because I’m not much of a tomato lover. A few weeks ago while in the airport headed to Seaside Fl, I stopped to grab a bite at Marcus Samuelsson’s new restaurant Uptown Brasserie located at the new JFK Delta terminal 4, and ordered a salad just like this. Eating healthier while traveling is getting so much easier these days, a good thing although they also have a Shake Shack which after seeing the calories on the menu, I opted not to try.

Hope you enjoy this salad, I’ll be making this one all summer!

Grilled Shrimp and Watermelon Chopped Salad
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Servings: 4 • Size: 1 salad • Old Points: 7 pts • Points+: 8 pts
Calories: 293 • Fat: 18 g • Carb: 12 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 22 g • Sugar: 7 g
Sodium: 257 mg • Cholesterol: 121 mg

Ingredients:

For the dressing:

  • 2 1/2 tbsp DeLallo golden balsamic vinegar[3]
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tbsp chopped shallots
  • 1/8th tsp kosher salt
  • pinch fresh black pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

For the shrimp:

  • 10 oz shelled and deveined (about 24) large shrimp
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • seasoned salt, to taste (I used Montreal Steak Grill Mates)

For the Salad:

  • 8 cups chopped romaine
  • 4 cups diced watermelon
  • 4 ounces soft goat cheese

Directions:

In a small bowl, combine vinegar, water, shallots, salt and pepper. Gradually add olive oil, stirring until incorporated.

For the shrimp:

If cooking outside on the grill, soak skewers at least 30 minutes.

Season shrimp with seasoned salt, then mix in crushed garlic. Thread the shrimp onto the skewers.

Light
the grill or indoor grill pan on medium to medium-high flame, when hot spray the
grates with oil and grill the shrimp about 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
Set aside.

In a large bowl toss the romaine with the dressing.
Divide between for plates and top with watermelon, goat cheese and
grilled shrimp.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DeLallo[4]. I only share products I use in my own kitchen. I created this recipe and received compensation to do
so.

References

  1. ^ DeLallo’s golden balsamic vinegar (www.delallo.com)
  2. ^ online (www.delallo.com)
  3. ^ DeLallo golden balsamic vinegar (www.delallo.com)
  4. ^ DeLallo (www.delallo.com)

Cucumber, Tomato, Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic

Cucumber, Tomato, Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic

by Pam on May 7, 2014

I love recipes that have few ingredients but turn out so amazingly delicious. Simple recipes always seem to be the best ones to me. This salad was on the table within five minutes and we all loved it. I loved the combination of flavors and textures – the crisp cucumbers with the juicy tomatoes, and creamy mozzarella with the tart and sweet balsamic vinegar. I served this salad with the Lemon Chicken Thighs and the Roasted Cauliflower with Fresh Herbs, Parmesan, and Lemon. This salad will be a regular on our table because it’s healthy, easy, and we all loved it.

Combine the balsamic vinegar and olive oil together; mix well. Combine the cucumbers, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese together in a bowl. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Drizzle the top of the salad with the balsamic vinaigrette on top. Serve. Enjoy.

 



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Cucumber, Tomato, Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic




Yield: 4

Total Time: 5 min.



Ingredients:

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
3 mini (Persian) cucumbers, sliced
10-11 cherry tomatoes, sliced
4-5 Bocconcini (small balls of mozzarella cheese), sliced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Combine the balsamic vinegar and olive oil together; mix well. Combine the cucumbers, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese together in a bowl. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Drizzle the top of the salad with the balsamic vinaigrette on top. Serve. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

References

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Mixed Greens with Strawberries, Extra Sharp White Cheddar, and Candied Pecans with a Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mixed Greens with Strawberries, Extra Sharp White Cheddar, and Candied Pecans with a Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

by Pam on July 23, 2013

While eating lunch this past weekend, my husband discovered that fresh strawberries and with extra sharp white cheddar tasted really great together. We were heading to a friend’s house for dinner and I was in charge of bringing a salad. I decided to make a summery salad using strawberries and the extra sharp cheddar along with mixed greens, romaine lettuce, cucumber, and candied pecans. I served the salad with a homemade Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette[1]. This salad was a huge hit and even our friend’s kids who don’t like salads ate theirs. I love that!

Prepare the strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. Click here for the recipe.[2]

Place the mixed greens and romaine lettuce into a large serving bowl. Add the sliced strawberries and diced cucumber along with the candied pecans and extra sharp cheddar shavings. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve the salad with the vinaigrette drizzled on top. Enjoy.



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Mixed Greens with Strawberries, Extra Sharp White Cheddar, and Candied Pecans with a Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette




Yield: 8

Total Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

4 cups of mixed greens
4 cups of romaine lettuce, chopped
4 oz of fresh strawberries, hulled & sliced
1/2 cucumber, seeded and diced
Extra sharp white cheddar, shaved (I used a carrot peeler)
Candied pecans
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Strawberry balsamic vinaigrette (click link above for the recipe)

Directions:

Prepare the strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. Click link above for the recipe.

Place the mixed greens and romaine lettuce into a large serving bowl. Add the sliced strawberries and diced cucumber along with the candied pecans and extra sharp cheddar shavings. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve the salad with the vinaigrette drizzled on top. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
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