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Seafood Salad Recipe: Shrimp Salad with Vegetables and Nuts

Updated on September 20, 2012
Shrimp Salad with Vegetables and Nuts
Shrimp Salad with Vegetables and Nuts | Source

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Tasty and Healthy Shrimp Salad

Traditional Chinese food doesn't include salad on the menu. I didn't know we could eat raw vegetables until after I had my first garden salad at an American restaurant in the US. It was loaded with fresh lettuce, tomato, cucumber and topped with salad dressing. It was so delicious. Over the years, I have tasted different types of salads and also have learned to create the ones that I like - vegetable salad, fruit salad, combo salad mixed with vegetables, fruits, nuts and meats.

Combo salads are my favorite salad because they are very tasty and healthy. Here are the common ingredients I would choose from each of the following groups:

  • Vegetables: romaine lettuce, grape tomato, carrot and cucumber
  • Fruits: avocado, apple, mandarin, tangerine, raisin, and dried cranberry
  • Nuts: Walnut, cashew nut, and pecan
  • Meats: shrimp, grilled chicken breast and boiled egg.

Homemade Salad Dressing

I prefer to use homemade salad dressing instead of buying one from a store because I get to control what I want to add to my salad. In this shrimp salad recipe, I only use olive oil and a dab of salt.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Shrimps, shelled and unviced
  • 10 oz Cherry Tomatos
  • 2 bunches Roman Lettuce
  • 1 cup Walnuts, shelled
  • 1 cup Cashews
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese or Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 tbs Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • few pieces Ginger
  • a pinch Salt and Pepper
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Boiling Water with Garlic and Ginger
Boiling Water with Garlic and Ginger | Source
Cooking Shrimps
Cooking Shrimps | Source
Cooked Shrimps
Cooked Shrimps | Source
Cooked Shrimps
Cooked Shrimps | Source
Shrimp Soup
Shrimp Soup | Source

Instructions:

  1. In a large skillet, boil the water with garlic and ginger, then add in the shrimps. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the shrimps are fully cooked. (Large shrimps take longer to cook.) Remove only the shrimps to a bowl and drain. You can drink the shrimp soup.
  2. Wash the romaine lettuce, drain, cut them in small pieces.
  3. Wash the cherry tomato.
  4. In a large bowl, mix in shrimps, romaine lettuce, cherry tomato, walnuts, cashew nuts, raisins, dried Cranberries, and Olive oil.
  5. Put the mixture equally in four plates. Sprinkle some Feta cheese or Parmesan cheese on top of the salad, add some salt and pepper to taste.

Cobb Salad with Eggs

One thing I really love salad is that you can create it with the food you like which makes it taste good. You can replace the shrimps with eggs, or add in fresh fruit like apple, for example.

Boiled Egg Salad: Egg, Walnuts, Raisins, Lettuce, Grape tomato.
Boiled Egg Salad: Egg, Walnuts, Raisins, Lettuce, Grape tomato. | Source
Shrimp Cobb Salad:  Shrimps, Walnuts, Raisins, Lettuce, Grape tomato and Apple.
Shrimp Cobb Salad: Shrimps, Walnuts, Raisins, Lettuce, Grape tomato and Apple. | Source
Veggie Salad - healthy vegetarian lunch : Walnuts, Raisins, Lettuce, Grape tomato and Apple and Carrot.
Veggie Salad - healthy vegetarian lunch : Walnuts, Raisins, Lettuce, Grape tomato and Apple and Carrot.
Boiled Eggs
Boiled Eggs | Source

How to boil eggs?

Pick the eggs that have no crack.

Wash the eggs.

Carefully put the eggs in a pot with 3-5 cups of water.

Bring and water to a boil, then turn the heat to low.

Simmer it for 15 minutes.

Shelled Boiled Eggs
Shelled Boiled Eggs | Source

How to Crack A Cooked Egg Smoothly

The best time to crack an egg smoothly is right after the egg is cooked when it is still hot. Put the egg in a large bowl of cold or icy water. Egg shell doesn't shrink or expand due to cold or hot water like the way egg white does. When a boiled egg is in cold water, the egg white shrinks but the egg shell remains the same which automatically detached from each other. Crack the egg immediately and you'll have a very smooth boiled egg. If you wait for too long, you'll have a harder time removing the egg shell because the egg is still hot inside and it'll cause the egg to expand which makes it hard to remove the shell as a result.

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    • Mmargie1966 profile image

      Mmargie1966 5 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      This looks sooooo yummy, and nutritious also! I'm all in! Love it! Thanks for sharing, and I voted up and useful!

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I love salad. Finally I have additional recipe to my salad. Voted useful and up too!

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you Mmargie1966 and peachpurple for the vote up and useful. That's so encouraging.

    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Everything looks so enticing here! I love salads, and I love learning how to make them more nutritious and interesting. The flavors you've presented here are so appealing - voted up and up!

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      Kim Lam 5 years ago from California

      I used to eat so much shrimp salad...not sure why I stopped. Oh right, I am going towards a more vegetarian diet. Darn...but once in a blue moon I still resort to putting shrimp on my salads. Yummmy. Your hub looks great and recipes is delicious and healthy. Voted up and awesome! ;-)

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you Marcy and Turtlewoman for the vote up. Shrimp salad and egg salad are the two salad my kids love the most. They are easy and fast to make. Perfect for busy moms. :)

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      Nare Gevorgyan 5 years ago

      Such a healthy delicious salad! I would surely like to try. Photos are great, too. Voting up and sharing :)

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      Nettlemere 5 years ago from Burnley, Lancashire, UK

      Very handy tip about getting eggs to peel easily. I never knew about that trick before.

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      Ann Leung 4 years ago from San Jose, California

      Nare, thank you for the voted up.

      Nttlemere, I am glad that now you know the tick on getting the eggs peeled easily.

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