May 14, 2014

Grilled Shrimp and Watermelon Chopped Salad


Delicious and light, topped with a golden balsamic dressing!

Chopped romaine tossed with sweet, juicy watermelon, grilled shrimp and goat cheese and a golden balsamic vinaigrette – I'll be making this salad all summer!!


I'm so excited to share this recipe with you, it's so good I plan on making it again for dinner tonight so my husband gets to try it. I put this together in about 20 minutes, so it's perfect for busy weeknights. The dressing is DEE-LICIOUS, I used DeLallo's golden balsamic vinegar, which is made from white grapes rather than red and has a sweetly rich taste – it's fabulous! They sell it at my local supermarket, or you can buy it online, but if you want to use regular balsamic, that would work fine too.

I love watermelon in my salad, mostly because I'm not much of a tomato lover. A few weeks ago while in the airport headed to Seaside Fl, I stopped to grab a bite at Marcus Samuelsson's new restaurant Uptown Brasserie located at the new JFK Delta terminal 4, and ordered a salad just like this. Eating healthier while traveling is getting so much easier these days, a good thing although they also have a Shake Shack which after seeing the calories on the menu, I opted not to try.

Hope you enjoy this salad, I'll be making this one all summer!



Grilled Shrimp and Watermelon Chopped Salad
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 salad • Old Points: 7 pts • Points+: 8 pts
Calories: 293 • Fat: 18 g • Carb: 12 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 22 g • Sugar: 7 g
Sodium: 257 mg • Cholesterol: 121 mg

Ingredients:

For the dressing:

  • 2 1/2 tbsp DeLallo golden balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tbsp chopped shallots
  • 1/8th tsp kosher salt
  • pinch fresh black pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


For the shrimp:

  • 10 oz shelled and deveined (about 24) large shrimp
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • seasoned salt, to taste (I used Montreal Steak Grill Mates)


For the Salad:

  • 8 cups chopped romaine
  • 4 cups diced watermelon
  • 4 ounces soft goat cheese



Directions:

In a small bowl, combine vinegar, water, shallots, salt and pepper. Gradually add olive oil, stirring until incorporated.

For the shrimp:

If cooking outside on the grill, soak skewers at least 30 minutes.

Season shrimp with seasoned salt, then mix in crushed garlic. Thread the shrimp onto the skewers.

Light the grill or indoor grill pan on medium to medium-high flame, when hot spray the grates with oil and grill the shrimp about 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Set aside.

In a large bowl toss the romaine with the dressing. Divide between for plates and top with watermelon, goat cheese and grilled shrimp.




Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DeLallo. I only share products I use in my own kitchen. I created this recipe and received compensation to do so.

40 comments :

  1. Never thought off mixing watermelon with shrimp but it looks good !

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  2. Letti McLendon5/14/14, 1:58 PM

    The Salad looks amazing, and hope you enjoyed Seaside.. WE love 30A :) super excited for your cookbook!

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  3. That looks great! I actually only like watermelon when I eat it with Feta. Great combo :)

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  4. It never occurred to me to put grilled shrimp and watermelon together! But it makes so so much sense because they are both amazing summer food. I think I might make this for my next cookout, but I've never had goat cheese... Willing to try it though!

    Sammi Sunshine
    A Food Blog

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  5. Looks like a really good dish, I look forward to trying it. Shrimp and watermelon just sounds like such an amazing combination.

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  6. This looks so good! I had something similar to this at a restaurant and the shrimo was a great touch. I can't wait to have it with the goat cheese!

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  7. This sounds like a great summer meal. Blessings, Catherine

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  8. This looks absolutely perfect!

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  9. I definitely can't say no to grilled shrimp! Looks delicious! I also like goat cheese and watermelon. What a great combo!

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  10. Why so many points?

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  11. I love this type of salad and have never even thought to add shrimp to it- very exciting. I am going to share with you an amazing Chicken, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Raisin, Apple, Quinoa Recipe as a thank you http://www.inallofhersplendor.com/2014/03/20/the-goddess-quinoa-salad-recipe/

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  12. This looks wonderful! I actually bought a white balsamic vinegar last weekend that would be perfect for this! Thank you so much for this great recipe miss, would love to give this a try :D I hope you have a lovely week :) x

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  13. I can't wait to try this recipe! Goat cheese goes so well with watermelon, though I've never tried it with shrimp before. Our website also has a selection of healthy recipes that are great for spring.

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  14. Hi Gina,
    I came up with 27 points plus for this recipe, which is 7 PP per serving, not 8. Was wondering how you got 8?
    Thanks,
    Marsha

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  15. This salad looks so tasty! I love watermelon with feta in salad, so I'm sure I'd like it with goat cheese. I think I might add spring onion, for an extra kick of flavor.

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  16. Oh, sorry, but this sounds not good. Probably because I don't like watermelon.

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  17. Yum that looks really good! I love shrimp and i love watermelon :)

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  18. I love DeLallo products and will definitely be on the lookout for this golden balsamic! I'm eager to try this recipe, too! Looks fantastic...great combination!

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  19. old bay on the shrimp would be awesome too

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  20. Hi Gina!

    I'm just now venturing into the world of seafood, which will be great this summer on Long Island! Do you usually buy your shrimp at the seafood counter? I don't know a thing about buying shrimp/fish!

    Thanks,
    Tricia

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  21. This looks delicious! I never think about putting watermelon in a salad. Don't know why... but I think this will be the summer to try it! Pinning this!!
    Beckey
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  22. Just wanted to tell you how thrilled I am that I found your blog. I love your amazing recipies!! Thank you SO much for sharing them. Can't wait to try a bunch of them - and this being said from a non-cook LOL! Blessings!!

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  23. This looks perfect for a light but filling dinner!

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  24. It looks filling and gorgeous. I love it.

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  25. Grilled shrimp and watermelon. Hmmm, I might have to try this.

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  26. That looks like the perfect summer salad!

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  27. I made this today and it was superb! Shrimp, watermelon and cheese. Remarkable combination.

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  28. Super yummy and healthy! Thanks so much!!

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  29. I have never cooked shrimp before.... if I cook it inside, how do i????? Thanks

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  30. Wow, that is beautiful and looks so delicious. Perfect for the summer backyard. Thanks, :)

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  31. The 293 calories (and other indications) correspond for 1 serving or for 100grammes (3.5 oz) ?

    Thank you for all of your recipes, they are very useful for me :)

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  32. Made this last night is was so delicious! Thank you :)

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  33. Yum! I've got a watermelon in the fridge - can't wait to try this!

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  34. We just planted romaine in the garden yesterday ... I can't wait to try this with our very own greens!

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  35. Made this tonight and it was a HUGE hit! We will def be making this all summer long! I encourage anyone to make this salad. The ingredients go so well together, I literally cleaned my plate!

    One slight thing, I added everything up and came up with 7 PP per serving. Anyone else?

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  36. Pinned this! This looks like a great summer salad. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. That looks absolutely delicious! Perfect recipe for the hot summer! :D

    www.amiciarai.com

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  38. Gina, I made this tonight and the whole family loved it! From the mouth of my 8 year old daughter, "Mama, the watermelon just takes it to a whole 'nother level!" :)

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