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postheadericon Grilled Shrimp and Asian Salad

5.00 avg. rating (92% score) - 3 votes

Grilled Shrimp and Asian Salad is a delicious, easy and quick (16) minute recipe. Salad ingredients include: fresh spinach, red and green cabbage, snow peas, carrots and green onions with a toasted sesame salad dressing. It is also a healthy recipe, but no one will know it unless you tell them. It is a low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, high calcium, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (4) generous-sized servings. Grilled Shrimp and Asian Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 6 Minutes.
Total Time: 21 Minutes.


24 Uncooked, deveined, peeled large shrimp (1 lb)
1-1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 (6 oz) pkg baby spinach leaves
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 cup shredded green cabbage
1 cup matchlike carrot sticks
1 cup fresh snow peas, cut lengthwise inthin strips
4 green onions, diagonally sliced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup Asian toasted sesame salad dressing


1. Preheat greased grill to medium-high heat.

2. Thread shrimp onto 8 skewers (3 per skewer); sprinkle with seasoning, turning skewers to evenly coat both sides of each shrimp. Grill 3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink. NOTE: (If using wooden skewers, soak them in water 30 minutes before using them to prevent them from burning on the grill.).

2. Cover 4 large plates with spinach (divided equally); top with next 6 equally divided ingredients per plate.

3. Drizzle with dressing; top with 2 shrimp skewers per plate.

Yield: 4 Servings
Serving Size: 2 Shrimp Skewers, (6 shrimp) + 1/4 recipe of salad.

Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (6 PointsPlus)

Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange:
1/2 Starch + 2 Vegetable + 3 Meat (L) + 1 Fat

Calories: 250, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 220mg, Sodium: 870mg, Carbohydrates: 18g, Sugars: 11g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 28g, Vitamin A: 180 %DV, Vitamin C: 90 %DV, Calcium: 15 %DV, Iron: 35 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/asian-sesame-salad-blackened-shrimp-118254.aspx

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