WW Recipe of the Day: Easy Healthy Shrimp & Grapefruit Salad
Light and refreshing, this low calorie salad with shrimp, grapefruit and mixed greens comes together in minutes.
Tossed in a light dressing that uses the leftover grapefruit juice, this salad has quickly become a warm weather lunchtime favorite.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Easy Shrimp + Cirtus Salad?
According to my calculations, each salad has 270 calories and
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
How to Make This Salad Step-by-Step
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients - dice the avocado and mince the mint.
Step 2: Cut and peel the white pith from the grapefruit. Over a large bowl, cut between grapefruit membranes to release each segment.
Here's a helpful video showing how to easily peel and segment a grapefruit:
Step 3: Squeeze any remaining grapefruit juice from membranes, and/or peel, into small bowl . Whisk in oil, honey, salt and pepper.
Step 4: Add shrimp to grapefruit segments and gently toss with the dressing.
Step 5: Divide the mixed greens between two plates and top with shrimp and grapefruit mixture.
Step 6: Top each salad with half the diced avocado and minced mint.
If using pre-cooked frozen shrimp, you'll want to thaw them before assembling this salad. To thaw frozen shrimp, you can place them in the refrigerator the night before using, or place the frozen shrimp in a small colander and run cold water over them until thawed - which should take about 10 - 15 minutes.
Feel free to substitute your favorite salad greens - peppery arugula or watercress or baby kale would also work well.
Ways to Use Leftovers
You can make a low carb tropical shrimp taco by serving the shrimp and grapefruit mixture with lettuce wraps.
This salad would also make a nice appetizer served atop Belgian endive. The sweetness from the honey should help balance the slight bitterness from the endive.
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Shrimp & Grapefruit Salad
- 2 red grapefruit
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 12 ounces cooked, peeled and deveined medium shrimp
- 4 cups mixed greens
- 1 small ripe avocado, diced
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint, minced
- Cut peel and white pith from grapefruit. Over a large bowl, cut between grapefruit membranes to release each segment.
- Squeeze any remaining grapefruit juice from membranes, or peel, into a small bowl. Stir in oil, honey, salt and pepper.
- Add shrimp to bowl with grapefruit segments and gently toss with dressing.
- Divide mixed greens between two plates and top with shrimp and avocado.
- Garnish each salad with half the avocado and mint.
Recipe source: 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking: 500 Recipes for Lifelong Wellness by Camilla V. Saulsbury
*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Light Healthy Salads for Weight Watchers
- Crab and Papaya Salad
- Low-Fat Baked Shrimp with Cucumbers and Dill
- Easy Edamame Chicken Salad
- Caprese Salad with Fresh Peaches
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