Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Southwest Shrimp & Black Bean Salad
This simple Southwestern Shrimp and Black Bean Salad is an easy, healthy and delicious winner in my book.
It’s perfect for a light one-dish lunch or supper.
It’s from one of my most-used Weight Watchers cookbooks, Weight Watchers Comfort Classics : 150 Favorite Home-Style Dishes.
Everything I’ve made from it has been a hit, including this easy Shrimp and Black Bean Salad that comes together with flavors of the Southwest.
Published back in 2009, it gives the old point values. But every recipe includes nutritional details so it’s easy enough to recalculate to PointsPlus with a Weight Watchers calculator, or WW SmartPoints by using Weight Watchers Recipe Builder.
The Skinny on Southwestern Shrimp Black Bean Salad
Rod, Mom and I all liked this one so I’m adding it to my “make again” file. In fact Mom rated it an A+, not a grade she gives often!
This shrimp and black bean salad works with the Simply Filling technique too.
According to my calculations, each generous 1-1/3 cups serving has about 234 calories, *5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *6 SmartPoints.
Watch this video to see how to make another version of southwestern zesty corn and black bean salad:
If you enjoy this simple, stir-together zesty black bean and shrimp salad, be sure to check out my other easy, healthy Weight Watchers friendly recipes including: Skinny Southwestern Goulash, Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken, Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup, WW Southwestern Salad with Chile Lime Dressing and Light & Zesty Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad
A simple, yet zesty, Southwest shrimp black bean salad perfect for a light and healthy lunch or dinner.
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice (optional)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 cup fresh, or thawed frozen, corn kernels
- 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 8 ounces cooked shrimp, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 tomato, cut into bite-size pieces
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
In a large bowl whisk together the vinegar, lime juice (if using), oil, chili powder and salt.
Add the rice, corn, black beans, shrimp, tomato, scallions and cilantro, if using. Stir gently to combine.
Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more vinegar, lime juice, chili powder and/or salt to suit your tastes.
Serve at once or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.
If you refrigerate this shrimp black bean salad, let it stand on the counter about 15 minutes before serving.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus *5
Weight Watchers SmartPoints *6
Source: Slightly adapted from Weight Watchers Comfort Classics : 150 Favorite Home-Style Dishes
This is how easy it is to make clean + delicious healthy summer corn & avocado salad:
More Easy Recipes Like This Healthy, Zesty Shrimp Black Bean Salad from My Favorite Weight Watchers Recipe Sites:
Skinny Southwestern Black Bean Salad (SkinnyTaste)
Southwest Chicken Alfredo (HungryGirl)
Southwestern Chicken Salad with Skinny Salsa Ranch (SkinnyKitchen)
Spicy Southwest Chicken Wraps (EmilyBites)
Skinny Southwest Scramble (EatYourselfSkinny)
*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 Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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