Aug 22, 2010

Shrimp Salad on Cucumber Slices




This makes an elegant appetizer or a delicious lunch for four. I love using dry Adobo to season shrimp salad, but if you don't have Adobo, any seasoned salt would work great. I always keep Greek yogurt on hand to lighten up recipes that require mayonnaise. I combined the mayo with the Greek yogurt to keep it light and creamy and the results were delicious. This yields about 1 lb salad without the cucumbers.

 

Also great served on whole grain toast.



Shrimp Salad on Cucumber Slices
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes 

As an Appetizer: 
Servings: 30 • Serving Size: 1 piece Old Points: 0 pts Points+: 0 pts
Calories: 15.7 Fat: 0.4 g Protein: 2.5 g Carb: 0.5 g Fiber: 0.1 g    

As Lunch: 
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4 lb salad, 1/4 cucumber Old Points: 2 pts Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 117.5 Fat: 2.8 g Protein: 18.8 g Carb: 3.7 g Fiber: 1.0 g   


Ingredients:

  • 3/4 lb cooked shrimp, peeled (weight after peeled)
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 tbsp red onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise (I used Hellmann's)
  • 1 tbsp fat free Greek yogurt
  • Goya Adobo
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 30 thin slices cucumber (about 1 large)
  • chopped chives for garnish
Directions:

Combine shrimp, celery, onion, mayonnaise, yogurt, and season to taste with adobo and pepper. Arrange cucumbers on a platter, season with salt and top each slice with a heaping tablespoon of shrimp salad. Top with chopped chives for garnish.

50 comments :

  1. GENIUS! Totally stealing this concept!

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  2. Gina, this sounds fantastic!

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  3. What a very elegant party snack! Love the flavors!

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  4. Healthy and delicious! I gotta try this.

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  5. Thank you so much for your blog--I'm just a couple of weeks in and it's already saved me on so many nights when I've wanted to do takeout! I LOVE that you write what the serving size is right at the top of the recipe--the recipes on the WW site don't do this and it drives me crazy trying to do the mental math to see how much food it will actually be when I'm browsing. Thank you!

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  6. I love this idea : thanks may be used for my daughter's birthday diner.
    Great
    Cath

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  7. I love shrimp dishes. I can't wait to try this!

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  8. Ooo! I have some canned, tiny shrimp that I'm going to try this on!

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  9. Sounds delicious and refreshing. This would be a big hit at our house.

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  10. This is very refreshing! Such a great lunch. Would also be wonderful served on endive instead of cucumbers if you wish.

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  11. What a delicious looking dish. Adding this to the menu right away.

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  12. This looks amazing! It looks so fresh and perfect for the end of summer! I will be trying this recipe very soon:) thanks

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  13. This site is great. This is very refreshing! Such a great lunch. Would also be wonderful served on endive instead of cucumbers if you wish.This looks delicious!

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  14. Wow, this looks soo great!
    I think it could really be a great appetizer
    In my family we love seafood so this can be great for us!
    Do you recommend using another vegetable instead of cucumbers?

    Thanks,
    ~foodintandem

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  15. OMG!!! I just made these are they are super yummy. I love them so refreshing too.

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  16. this was delicious, as are ALL of your recipes...you never disappoint!

    I did make a few changes, because of what I had on hand....I subbed the celery for green pepper, yellow onion for red and the bread for arnold rounds ( 1pt for a whole round) I also added a squeeze of lemon juice. The adobo is pretty salty on its own, so I also omitted the salt altogether. I think this would make an awesome wrap as well, just cube up the cukes and add some lettuce!

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  17. Your site is amazing! This is probably the fifth recipe I tried and it was phenom! I keep putting them in my recipe book! amazing!!!!

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  18. Planning my Annual July 4th BBQ and this has just made the list.

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  19. Just found your site and just made these. They are divine. No one would know they are light. The yogurt makes it taste real. In fact, my husband who can sniff out a "light" recipe in a heartbeat was popping them. He said, "those are addictive." The only problem with this recipe is that it made me think I am at the beach and then I wanted a margarita!!!

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  20. These really are addictive! Love the lightness of the cucumber :)

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  21. I made this with chicken instead of shrimp, and used the seasoning salt. It was super yummy. I like to add red grapes to my chicken salad but I didn't have any so I added about 2/3 of a packed of splenda and it was SO good.
    Thanks for the recipe! :)

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  22. YUMMMMMM!!!!!! Thanks again for another winner Gina :)

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  23. This looks so great! Question: if I do not want to buy the goya adoba, will it throw off the recipe by a lot? Is there a different spice that I might have in my cabinet that I can substitute?

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  24. Not at all, add a little salt, garlic powder and onion powder instead!

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  25. This was DELICIOUS! Made it for my family, and they all loved it.

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  26. These were simply fantastic! I used Old Bay Seasoning instead of the Goya Adobo and that worked great. Will make these again and again.

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  27. This recipe was great. I made it as an appetizer to my July 4th BBQ. It went over very well with my guests many saying it was filling but not heavy. Thanks, Gina.

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  28. I made this for July 4th and it was awesome.

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  29. Made it and it was GREAT! Added a little lemon pepper to it. Big hit at camping this year. Keep those recipes a coming!

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  30. Can this be made a day ahead?

    Thanks!

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  31. Gina! This dish is fantastic! After several bites I had to stop and remind myself this dish was for a potluck! I'm recommending your site to all my friends!!!Gina! This dish is fantastic! After several bites I had to stop and remind myself this dish was for a potluck! I'm recommending your site to all my friends!!!

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  32. This looks so good. Am going to try it this weekend at a dinner party I am going to. Hate to sound dumb....but I am not familiar with Goya Adobo...what is it?

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  33. Adobo is a latin seasoning that usually has cumin, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and turmeric.

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  34. I made this last weekend for a dinner party & it was a big hit! Everyone loved it. I didn't have Goya Adobo, but I subsituted with garlic powder/salt/pepper. It still came out great. Thanks.

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  35. How does this work out to be 0 points plus? Am I reading it incorrectly?

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  36. Thanks Gina! I made this last night for lunches today and couldn't find Goya Adobo so I used Lawry's Seasoned Salt - perfect. Delicious and so easy! I bought salad shrimp at the meat market and the tiny shrimps were just perfect!

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  37. Looks delish and will made them for a party. How many can I eat before I must start the point counting? One equals 0 points, what about 3,4 or 5?

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  38. hmm I need a light appt to go with a white wine for a wine tasting party this weekend and I think I've found it!!! Awesome!

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  39. Such a blessing to find your site thank you!

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  40. I recently made these for a summer picnic and they were a HUGE hit! I thought I had some mayo on hand but did not so I ended up using all greek yogurt and it still turned out fantastic. Thank you so much for this clever recipe!

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  41. Delish! I added some fresh dill to it too!

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  42. I made this for company last night and OMG it was delicious. We all loved it. Will be making this again. Thanks for another great recipe. You rock!

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  43. Made this tonight, and we're obsessed! Even had some just with lettuce in a salad. It's light and delicious. If I could post a photo on here, I would because it looked beautiful as well. Each one of your recipes that I try makes me love this website more and more. Thank you!

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  44. Ok, this is one of two recipes that I am going to try for xmas eve. I have the shrimp salad already made and in the fridge so, all I have to do is cut up the cucumbers and put the shrimp salad on them. I am also going to put the cucumbers on pumpernickel cocktail bread, instead. The other is the buffalo chicken dip. So, here's to seeing what happens.

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  45. I made this for xmas eve. I did not think that there really was much flavor to it and everyone else did not care for it:(

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  46. YUMM!! I didnt use mayo, used more fat free greek yogurt instead and also added dill and a lil lemon juice.

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  47. These are delicious! I brought as an appetizer to a dinner party. Everyone loved it. I did add a little chopped cilantro mainly for a little fleck of color and because I had it on hand. Just finished the last little bit for lunch. Definitely a keeper recipe. Thank you!! —sbe

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  48. What does the yogurt do for this dish. Is there a good substitute or can I go without the yogurt?

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