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Shrimp Salad
Keep your kitchen cool with this easy-to-prepare salad— perfect for a hot summer day. The shrimp helps boost your intake of those hard-to-find omega-3 fatty acids, and keep inflammation at bay.
Shrimp Salad Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 lb large shrimp
  • 3 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3 TBS fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 large firm ripe tomato, chopped, seeds and excess pulp removed
  • salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • pinch red pepper flakes


  1. Press garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to enhance its health-promoting properties.
  2. Use a 3 quart saucepan filled halfway with water. Add salt to taste and 3 TBS of lemon juice and bring to a boil.
  3. While water is coming to a boil, peel shrimp. Make a slight slit down the back of each shrimp and rinse out black vein. Add to boiling water and cook just until they are pink, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Dry shrimp with paper towels to remove excess water. If not, it will dilute the flavor. Make sure shrimp is well dried. Toss with rest of ingredients. If you can let them marinate in refrigerator for an hour they will be more flavorful.
Serves 4

Nutritional Profile

Shrimp Salad
1.00 serving
(175.53 grams)
Calories: 187






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Shrimp Salad
1.00 serving
175.53 grams
Calories: 187

World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
selenium45.34 mcg827.9excellent
vitamin B121.69 mcg706.8very good
vitamin K49.74 mcg555.3very good
protein24.40 g494.7very good
vitamin D162.39 IU413.9very good
copper0.26 mg292.8good
phosphorus172.73 mg252.4good
iron3.85 mg212.1good
vitamin B33.27 mg202.0good
vitamin C14.70 mg201.9good
zinc1.91 mg171.7good
omega-3 fats0.37 g151.5good
vitamin A136.82 mcg RAE151.5good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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