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Watermelon Feta Salad with Cajun Shrimp

    Watermelon Feta Salad with Cajun Shrimp
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    This creamy watermelon feta salad has spicy notes of Cajun shrimp and sweet berries! It’s a crowd-pleasing, light and healthy, gluten free Summer meal that is only 350 calories!

    Close up photo of watermelon feta salad with cajun shrimp.  Recipe on Foodfaithfitness.com

    Question for you: is there anything more REFRESHING than biting into a big slice of watermelon and having the juicy goodness drip down your chin in HELLO SUMMER perfection?

    The fact that this BRIGHT, vibrant and SOSO pretty salad that your light-and-healthy-but-FLAVOR-PACKED-food-craving dreams are made of, is also mixed with juicy BURSTS of blueberries, tangy raspberry balsamic vinegar and creamy notes of smooth feta, is taking the level of FRESH to a whole new level of YES PLEASE.

    Grilled shrimp in a bowl.  Recipe on Foodfaithfitness.com

    Why you will LOVE this salad

    • Watermelon + Feta = basically the greatest combination of food that you could actually put into your mouth.
    • The heat of the juicy, tender Cajun shrimps is balanced perfectly by the earthy spring mix that is hugged in an ULTRA fruit-forward balsamic vinegar and combines with those sweet pops of watermelon AND blueberries.
    • It will become a family favorite: my husband enjoyed each and every bite of salad. There was not even one complaint in the house when he had to eat it a SECOND time in ONE week due to me having to make it again to photograph.
    Raspberry balsamic vinaigrette.  Recipe on Foodfaithfitness.com

    INGREDIENTS

    For The Vinaigrette

    • 6 Tbsp Raspberries, tightly packed (66g)
    • 4 Tbsp Good-quality balsamic vinegar
    • 3 1/2 Tbsp Water
    • 1 Tbsp Honey
    • 1/2 tsp Fresh garlic, thinned
    • 2 Tbsp Extra-virgin Olive oil
    • Salt, to taste

    For The Shrimp:

    For The Salad:

    • 12 Cups Spring mix, tightly packed (about 2 bags)
    • 4 baby spinach cups, tightly packed (about 1 bag)
    • Salt
    • 4 watermelon cups, cubes (600g)
    • 1 Cup Blueberries
    • 1 Cup Reduced-fat Feta cheese (4oz)
    Overhead photo of watermelon feta salad with cajun shrimp.  Recipe on Foodfaithfitness.com

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Preheat your grill to high heat and rub the grates with some olive oil.
    • While the grills heats, combine the raspberries, vinegar, water, honey and garlic in a SMALL food processor (mine is 3 cups) and process until smooth.
    • With the food processor running, stream in the olive oil until well mixed and the vinaigrette thickens slightly. Season to taste with salt and place into the refrigerator to chill.
    • Pat the shrimp dry and toss with the olive oil. Then, toss with the Cajun seasoning until evenly coated.
    • Grill the shrimp until opaque, only about 1 minute per side, flipping ounce. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
    • Mix the spring mix and spinach in a large bowl and add a pinch of salt (sounds weird, but trust me!) Divide between 4 bowls, followed by the watermelon, blueberries and Feta cheese. Then, divide the dressing and toss to evenly coat the greens.
    • Divide the shrimp between the bowls and DEVOUR.
    Watermelon Feta Salad with Cajun Shrimp in a bowl.  Recipe on Foodfaithfitness.com
    Can I skip the Cajun Shrimps

    You certainly can. Just make sure to use a bit less sauce as the salad will like the strong spicy taste brought by the shrimps.

    How to Store

    You can prepare the salad ahead and can store it in an airtight container for 3 days. Make sure to mix the sauce right before serving.

    Is this salad healthy

    Yes it is! it only has 354 calories per serving and high 26g of carbs. Perfect to

    Closeup photo of watermelon feta salad with Cajun shrimp in a bowl.  Recipe on Foodfaithfitness.com
    Watermelon Feta Salad with Cajun Shrimp - This easy Summer salad has spicy notes of Cajun shrimp and sweet berries!  It's a crowd-pleasing, light and healthy, gluten free meal that is only 350 calories!  |  Foodfaithfitness.com |  @FoodFaithFit

    Ingredients

    For the vinaigrette

    • 6 Tbsp Raspberries, tightly packed (66g)
    • 4 Tbsp Good-quality balsamic vinegar
    • 3 1/2 Tbsp Water
    • 1 Tbsp Honey
    • 1/2 tsp fresh garlic, thinned
    • 2 Tbsp Extra-virgin Olive oil
    • Salt, to taste

    For the salad:

    • 12 Cups spring mix, tightly packed (about 2 bags)
    • 4 Cups baby spinach, tightly packed (about 1 bag)
    • Salt
    • 4 Cups Watermelon, cubes (600g)
    • 1 Cup Blueberries
    • 1 Cup Reduced-fat Feta cheese (4oz)

    Instructions

    • Preheat your grill to high heat and rub the grates with some olive oil.

    • While the grills heats, combine the raspberries, vinegar, water, honey and garlic in a SMALL food processor (mine is 3 cups) and process until smooth.

    • With the food processor running, stream in the olive oil until well mixed and the vinaigrette thickens slightly. Season to taste with salt and place into the refrigerator to chill.

    • Pat the shrimp dry and toss with the olive oil. Then, toss with the Cajun seasoning until evenly coated.

    • Grill the shrimp until opaque, only about 1 minute per side, flipping once. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.

    • Mix the spring mix and spinach in a large bowl and add a pinch of salt (sounds weird, but trust me!) Divide between 4 bowls, followed by the watermelon, blueberries and Feta cheese. Then, divide the dressing and toss to evenly coat the greens.

    • Divide the shrimp between the bowls and DEVOUR.

    Nutrition Info:

    calories: 354calories (18%) Carbohydrates: 28.5g (10%) protein: 26.1g (52%) Fat: 14g (22%) Saturated Fat: 3.5g (22%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.4g Monounsaturated Fat: 6.9g Cholesterol: 139.2mg (46%) Sodium: 794.1mg (35%) Potassium: 384.9mg (11%) fiber: 6.7g (28%) Sugar: 19.4g (22%) Vitamin A: 3910UI (78%) Vitamin C: 50.8mg (62%) Calcium: 162mg (16%) Iron: 3.9mg (22%)

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    Recipes written and produced on Food Faith Fitness are for informational purposes only.

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    Nutrition Facts

    Watermelon Feta Salad (with Cajun Shrimp)

    Amount Per Serving

    calories 354
    Calories from Fat 126

    %Daily Value*

    fat 14g22%

    Saturated Fat 3.5g22%

    Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4g

    Monounsaturated Fat 6.9g

    Cholesterol 139.2mg46%

    Sodium 794.1mg35%

    Potassium 384.9mg11%

    Carbohydrates 28.5g10%

    Fiber 6.7g28%

    Sugar 19.4g22%

    protein 26.1g52%

    Vitamin A 3910IU78%

    Vitamin C 50.8mg62%

    Calcium 162mg16%

    Iron 3.9mg22%

    * Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMART POINTS: 8 POINTS+: 9. OLD POINTS: 7

    (per 1 salad)

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