Shrimp Scampi Salad
Low carb and low calorie delicious, this shrimp scampi salad is the perfect light lunch or dinner! The always popular shrimp scampi is served up on a bed of lettuce with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
Salads tend to get boring after awhile so it’s a good idea to change things up a bit. This shrimp scampi salad will keep you on course with your weight loss plan or any healthy weight management plan because it’s low in calories and carbs. It’s delicious enough to provide you with a meal that will satisfy your urge to eat tasty foods that are higher in calories.
We always look for shrimp to go on sale and buy enough to last a couple months. Or just buy frozen shrimp and thaw what you need.
We love this low fat and carb shrimp scampi salad - perfect for a light dinner or light lunch.
- 1 large bunch Romaine or leaf lettuce, cleaned a chopped into pieces
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced and diced with seeds and pulp removed
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined (or leave the tails on while cooking)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1/2 medium freshly squeezed lemon
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper, to taste
Melt butter and olive oil in a large skillet. Cook garlic for about 1 minute, careful not to burn.
Add shrimp to the skillet with the garlic and cook about 2 minutes until shrimp turns pink. Lightly salt & pepper shrimp.
Stir in juice from 1/2 a lemon, white wine and fresh parsley.
Let simmer for about 2 minutes.
Serve of a bed of romaine lettuce and diced fresh tomatoes.
You can cook shrimp in their shells to retain much of the flavor. Just remove the shells after the shrimp has finished cooking and before you place on them salad.
We use a delicious low calorie Ceaser salad dressing that goes perfectly with this salad. Or whisk together a few ingredients to make your own home-made salad dressing.
Lemon and Oil Salad Dressing.
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice.
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
3 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Whisk everything together until well blended.
What Type of Lettuce to use In Your Shrimp Scampi Salad
Green Leaf Lettuce
Toss in some Arugula or Baby Kale.
Remember – No matter what type of lettuce you choose, most lettuce is filled with antioxidants, nutrients and fiber — everything we could use a lot more of.
Did you know that cooked shrimp (shell fish) is part of a healthy diet and research suggests eating between 8 and 12 ounces of shellfish or fish per week.
You will also love our Easy Shrimp Tacos for those busy nights you don’t have time to cook.