Jul 16, 2008

Creamy Shrimp and Celery Salad





A light and refreshing salad, perfect for a hot summer day. The Old Bay seasoning gives it a little kick, the cucumbers and celery give it the perfect crunch.

Creamy Shrimp and Celery Salad
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Size: Based on 4 oz shrimp Old Points: 3 pts Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 160.2 • Fat: 4.3 gCarb: 3.8 g • Fiber: 0.7 g Protein: 25.1 g • Sugar: 1.8


Ingredients:
  • 16 oz large cooked shrimp, peeled
  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large celery stalk, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup low fat sour cream
  • 2 tbsp lite mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • salt to taste
Directions:
    In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, Old Bay and salt. Add shrimp, celery, cucumbers and mix. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    21 comments :

    1. Mmm, that looks so good!!

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    2. Wow, you have some great WW recipes here! Thanks for sharing them :)

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    3. This is a great site! I found it through entrecard and just bookmarked it! This shrimp salad looks yummy!!

      Sharon

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    4. I stumbled onto your website just yesterday. Let me say, as a person who just started WW, who LOVES food, LOVES recipes, LOVES cooking and LOVES vegetable gardening, your website is truly a spectacular find.

      I made this recipe tonight - unbelievable! Your recipes are all so simple to pull together - and anyone who cooks a lot just "knows" when a recipe is going to work or not. I've not seen one on this site that I don't think will be exceptional.

      Thanks, Gina - I'm excited about WW, and your website will be a constant companion.

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    5. And for full disclosure: I used Seasoned Rice Wine Vinegar instead of the lime. My lime tree is bare right now! :/ So, whenever I see a recipe that calls for just a bit of lemon of lime, and I don't have one, I substitute the vinegar. Seems to me the point is to add a touch of acid for brightness, and a bit of sweetness, and SRWV does both, without having to run to the store.

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    6. Thanks Patrick! I love to cook, eat and garden as well! Food is all I think about :) Of course, I have my days when experimenting doesn't work out, but those recipes don't get published. It's a challenge remaking some favorites without all the fat and yet still tasting like exceptional, but I enjoy the challenge.

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    7. I added dill weed to this recipe and it was excellent.

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    8. Peter, how prescient of you! I just came back to this comments section to say I used this basic recipe to recreate an old favorite pasta salad of mine, which had shrimp and dill in it! It also had tons of mayo and olive oil - but with a couple of minor changes to this recipe, it was every bit as wonderful as my old favorite. Possibly better, because it's better for me!

      Gina: I really don't mean to verge on spamming this particular comments section - but this recipe is just so great I can't help myself. I am about to make this AGAIN...for the third time this week! Now if my cucumber plants would just grow a little faster...

      Patrick

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    9. Made this again tonight - added some very finely minced pickled jalapeƱos with juice (deleted lime), changed the spices up a bit. *sigh* I'm addicted. Now on to the Turkey Stuffed Zucchini...

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    10. Patrick that's a great idea! I'll have to give that a try!

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    11. This recipe is the gift that keeps on giving. The seafood guy at Safeway even asked why I was buying a pound of shrimp so frequently! Tonight, I did the jalapeno thing, but realized I was out of light mayo. However, I did have some Kraft Fat Free Thousand Island Dressing - so I substituted. I also added a little low salt ketchup to increase the tomato taste. It was great! Kind of like Shrimp "Louis".

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    12. I LOVE shrimp and this looks so good! I will have to try this and soon!

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    13. Wow- this site is such a great find! I returned to WW three weeks ago and have been struggling. Ahh this looks like food I really want to eat, can eat and stay on point. Thank you thank you

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    14. I've been drooling over many of your delicious-sounding/looking recipes and am going to make this one soon, can't wait! I started WW last Nov., lost 25 lbs in 5 mo's and my loss has inspired friends (married couple) and my hubby to follow the WW plan as well! :o) Ok, back to cruising your wonderful recipe pages...

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    15. @Jann- Ooh, almost forgot about this one. I think I'll make this one again this week!

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    16. Look Great! What are the nutrition facts for this recipe?

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    17. So i feel a litte dumb asking this but what is Old Bay seasoning? I've never heard of it and my grocery store didn't have it. Also is there something else I can use as a substitute for it?

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    18. I made this today - Delicious!!! My husband and I had a hard time not eating it all in one meal. I did use precooked shrimp to save time, and I sprinkled a little extra Old Bay on top. Other than that, I made the recipe as is. Yum-o!

      I don't know of a substitute for Old Bay, but I've never had trouble finding it. I should mention that I've never found it on the spice isle. I always find it right around the meat/seafood counter.

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    19. My mother used to make something similar to this and it was incredible. It was chopped more like a chunky dip and served with Old London whole wheat melba toast. I am definitely trying this one out! All your recipes look amazing!

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    20. Made this for lunch today-SO good! Nice and light and super easy. I boiled the shrimp in Old Bay and salt and also added extra Old Bay to the dressing. Thank you for another great recipe!!

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