Simple Salad Recipe: Shrimp Salad with Grilled Veggies

Are you the kind of cook who hates sticking to a recipe? Then this recipe is for you! Not only is this one of my most favourite salads of all time, but it is the kind of salad that thrives upon surprise ingredients and using up leftover veggies!

I think this is a great opportunity to talk to you about the humble lettuce leaf. It’s not just water, it’s also packed with minerals, digestive enzymes, soluble fibre, folate and the darker leaves have more antioxidants like beta-carotene.

Top that green goodness with a slightly spicy shrimp and you’re looking at a win- win meal!

NUTRIENT SNAPSHOT OF LETTUCE

– Lettuce contains natural sedative properties and the dark, bitter lettuces contain lactucarium, which can relax nerves, reduce palpitations, and induce sleep.
– Lettuce is also a digestive aid and diuretic because it contains fibre and can help sooth pain from gas build up. Its water content also helps to flush out toxins from the body.
– Lettuce has also been known to help heal hemorrhoids due to its astringent nature

LETTUCE SHOPPING TIPS

– Choose large leaves because they are richer in essential nutrients like chlorophyll and vitamin c.
– Choose an array of lettuce colours as this will enhance your intake of phytonutrients.
– It’s important to choose fresh leaves or “living” lettuce that is not pre-washed to get the most nutrients out of your salads.

SHRIMP SALAD WITH GRILLED VEGGIES
Follow the recipe below or use up whatever leftover veggies you have on hand.
Makes approx 4 servings
Time: About 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup Parsley (chopped and packed)
3 Lime (juiced)
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
2 lbs Shrimp (raw, peeled and de-veined)
4 cups Romaine lettuce (chopped)
2 cups Carrots (julienne or sliced)
1 Red Bell Pepper (sliced)
1 Yellow Bell Pepper (sliced)
2 cups Asparagus (chopped)
1/2 cup Red Onion (sliced into chunks)
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Make the dressing by combining parsley, lime juice, olive oil and chili powder in a food processor and process until smooth.
3. Place shrimp in a zip lock bag with 1/2 the dressing to marinade.
4. Place the marinated shrimp, bell peppers, carrots, asparagus and red onion on the sheet pan. Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil. Sprinkle everything with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes
6. Once cooked place on a bed of lettuce and enjoy!

BONUS TIP

Make an evening tea with – you guessed it, lettuce! You can brew lettuce leaves for an evening tea to use as a night time sedative. Just simmer 3-4 large, deeply coloured lettuce leaves with 1 or 2 mint leaves in 1 ¼ cups of water for 15 minutes. Strain the lettuce and drink.

Shrimp Salad with Grilled Veggies
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Parsley (chopped and packed)
  • 3 Lime (juiced)
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1½ tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 lbs Shrimp (raw, peeled and de-veined)
  • 4 cups Romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 2 cups Carrots (julienne or sliced)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (sliced)
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (sliced)
  • 2 cups Asparagus (chopped)
  • ½ cup Red Onion (sliced into chunks)
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Make the dressing by combining parsley, lime juice, olive oil and chili powder in a food processor and process until smooth.
  3. Place shrimp in a zip lock bag with ½ the dressing to marinade.
  4. Place the marinated shrimp, bell peppers, carrots, asparagus and red onion on the sheet pan. Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil. Sprinkle everything with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes
  6. Once cooked place on a bed of lettuce and enjoy!

 

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I don't know about you but I have been struggling over these last few months.

All of the things that I'm normally pretty good at like staying positive, eating well, and being active have really been challenging for me during these difficult times.

I needed an inner shakedown!

And what I found was that I needed a really good plan and some accountability.

Starting on Monday, May 3rd, I'm committing to a 4-week meal plan to revitalize my health and help me shed a few pounds.

Wanna join me?

Just send me a quick DM with “I’M IN” and I’ll send you more info.

#healthfirst
#foodmatters
#nutritionist
#healthylifestyle
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TODAY is EARTH DAY 🌳 (which is really everyday) and if you want to know how small changes can add up to a healthier planet 🌏 check out my newest blog (link below) where I do a deep dive into modern agriculture and how it impacts our health, as well as the health of the planet.



Actually, not be an ‘askhole’ but I’d really appreciate if you could take the 10 minutes, or so, to read it.



When it comes to farming, we’re in a cultural crisis – and it’s never been more important for food production to evolve and it’s us who will make it happen with our buying power.



The good news is that smaller scale, environmentally friendly, and regenerative farming practices are playing a big part in helping to restore lost nutrition in our soil and food, and you can “be the change” with my list of what you can do as an individual today!


So, have a read and let me know if you can support your local farmers or share your favourite farm in the comments below.

Two of my favourite local food producers are @farmqueenfoods & @providencehillfarm.ca

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Ready for the truth no one wants you to know?

There actually IS a secret tool to getting healthier.

Here’s another secret:
It DOESN’T involve giving up treats and wine forever.

In fact, the way I’ve been able to keep my family and I healthy for the last decade has been largely thanks to the 80/20 rule.

This week’s blog (link below) is ALL about moderation. The word you hear SO MUCH, but never really know how to practically include in your life.

Also on the blog, 15 DELICIOUS (and I mean actually delicious) vegetable recipes.

No, I’m not going to tell you to make a plain salad with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Let’s talk about VEGGIES that are delicious and taste like our favourite comfort food.

When we start to rekindle our flame with veggies, we remember how good they can taste and how they make us FEEL.

What’s your favourite FUN way to include veggies in your diet? 

https://tracyhoule.com/how-to-rekindle-the-flame-with-vegetables/

Ready for the truth no one wants you to know?

There actually IS a secret tool to getting healthier.

Here’s another secret:
It DOESN’T involve giving up treats and wine forever.

In fact, the way I’ve been able to keep my family and I healthy for the last decade has been largely thanks to the 80/20 rule.

This week’s blog (link below) is ALL about moderation. The word you hear SO MUCH, but never really know how to practically include in your life.

Also on the blog, 15 DELICIOUS (and I mean actually delicious) vegetable recipes.

No, I’m not going to tell you to make a plain salad with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Let’s talk about VEGGIES that are delicious and taste like our favourite comfort food.

When we start to rekindle our flame with veggies, we remember how good they can taste and how they make us FEEL.

What’s your favourite FUN way to include veggies in your diet?

tracyhoule.com/how-to-rekindle-the-flame-with-vegetables/
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I really enjoyed reading your blog on Veggies! I like the different ideas on how to incorporate more veggies. I love grilled veggies the best but also enjoy making casseroles with different veggies! I cant wait to try some of your new veggie recipes....even the butternut smoothie😬!

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