March 19, 2009
I used to only prepare Caesar Salads when I was having a large Italian or steak dinner. Now, I make them all of the time since my three kids (who are 8, 10 and 11) love them so much. This version is only five ingredients which is perfect this time of year when you want to eat light but also are in a hurry. Purchase already-peeled and deveined shrimp to save time or substitute chicken or salmon for the shrimp. If I don’t have time to prepare a homemade dressing, I buy Ken’s Reduced-Fat Caesar dressing, which is really yummy.
Shrimp Caesar Salad
Prep: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
6 cups romaine lettuce leaves
11/4 pounds cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup croutons
Reduced-fat Caesar salad dressing (I like Ken’s)
1. Toss romaine and remaining ingredients in a large salad bowl or serving platter.
March 3, 2009
The combination of soba noodles, edamame, ginger, carrots and fresh citrus juices creates this healthy and flavorful shrimp salad. If you don’t eat shrimp, feel free to add cooked, sliced chicken to this recipe. Don’t let the lengthy-looking ingredient list fool you, this recipe can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Healthy Shrimp Noodle Salad
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 2 cups)
1 (8-ounce) package soba noodles
1 1/4 cups frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
3/4 cup matchstick-cut carrots
1/3 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped jalapeno pepper (optional)
1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1. Cook noodles in boiling water 7 minutes or until almost al dente. Add soybeans to pan; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Drain. Place noodle mixture in a large bowl. Add carrots, onions, cilantro, and pepper, if desired; toss.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and red pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shrimp; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Add shrimp to noodle mixture.
3. Combine orange juice and remaining ingredients in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Drizzle juice mixture over noodle mixture; toss well.