Sick of beef and can’t stand another chicken dish? Try this healthy summer recipe. It has a wonderful blend of flavors and can be made quickly. The icing on the cake is the dressing which will make your mouth water. It is so good you’ll want to use it in other salads. This delightful recipe from the sea is low in cholesterol, sodium, and calories. Here’s how to make it courtesy of Food Network.
Healthy Summer Lunch – Seafood Salad Recipe
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Juice from 1 lemon
Freshly ground pepper
Baby carrots (8 ounces, halved lengthwise)
2 cups of croutons
1 tbsp of light mayonnaise
1tbsp of capers and 1tbsp of brine taken from the jar
3 stalks of celery (2 thinly sliced and 1 quartered)
¾ pound of shrimp (peeled and deveined)
3 cloves of garlic (2 crushed and 1 chopped)
1 small avocado (pitted and peeled)
2 lettuce hearts (torn)
½ pound of sea scallops (halved horizontally)
- Mix the crushed garlic, celery, half of the lemon juice, salt, pepper, and 10 cups of water in a big saucepan. Cover and leave to boil.
- When the mixture boils, uncover it and add the carrots. Cook for two minutes.
- Add the shrimp and cook until it becomes dense (for about 4 minutes).
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer the shrimp and carrots to a colander. Rinse them under cold water.
- Boil the initial mixture again and add the scallops. Cook until opaque (for about 1-2 minutes). Use the slotted spoon to remove the scallops. Put them in the colander and rinse with cold water.
- Scoop out some of the poaching liquid (1/3 cup) and set aside to cool. Chop half of the avocado and mix with the lettuce, sliced celery, croutons, and capers in a bowl. Add the scallops, shrimp, and carrots.
- Squash the remaining avocado in a blender and add the remaining lemon juice, caper brine, mayonnaise, chopped garlic, pepper, ½ tsp of salt, and reserved poaching liquid. Mix with the salad and season with pepper and salt.
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The oceans of the world provide a never-ending supply of seafood that can be cooked in a million ways. If you’ve always shied away from cooking seafood, you’ll change your mind after making this salad. The best part is that you don’t have to be an expert to make it. If you live a busy lifestyle, you’ll be thankful for this healthy summer recipe. For the best results, chill the salad before eating it.
What’s your favorite healthy summer food recipes?