Mediterranean Shrimp Wedge Salad Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks

This delicious Mediterranean shrimp wedge salad has just enough ingredients to be on the lighter side but can still be called dinner! Succulent shrimp with feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, roasted peppers and cucumbers are all nestled on a big wedge of lettuce and drizzled with a lemon vinaigrette dressing.

It’s the first day of spring and I am thinking about getting my beach body ready. Okay, that might be a little bit of an exaggeration but I do want to be able to feel healthy and fit into my summer wardrobe.

Mediterranean Shrimp Wedge Salad Photo

So that means eating a bit lighter and getting plenty of lean protein, fruits and vegetables into my diet. This salad easily comes into the picture and it’s something I love making on a warm summer night.

There is no oven to turn on for this recipe and you can use precooked shrimp so the stove does not need to be used either. It is assembled in minutes so dinner is ready whenever you are. How convenient is that?

Mediterranean Shrimp Wedge Salad Picture

Typically I choose romaine lettuce over iceberg but for wedge salads I always going with a nice big crisp head of iceberg lettuce. It makes the salad look very high and I just don’t think it can really be a wedge if it’s not from a head of iceberg lettuce.

I love vinaigrette dressings so I decided to drizzle some on this one. But if you would rather use another dressing such as creamy Italian dressing like the Olive Garden has or a Catalina dressing, go to town and use what you like. The one thing I do recommend is to serve this salad with either pitas or soft flatbreads.  You’ll want it to mop up whatever dressing you choose to use.

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If you plan on making this salad ahead of time, keep it refrigerated and pour the dressing on right before serving it.  

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Mediterranean Shrimp Wedge Salad Recipe

  4 Servings

Ingredients

For the Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Herb Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Granulated Sugar
For the Salad:
  • 12 ounces Shrimp, jumbo, cooked, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 head Iceberg Lettuce
  • 1 cup Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Persian Cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Greek Olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1/3 cup Roasted Red Pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Chopped Parsley

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix together the shrimp and half the dressing. Refrigerate until ready to serve the salads.
  3. Cut the lettuce into 4 even -sized wedges. Wedges can be placed on individual plates or on a large platter.
  4. Top each lettuce wedge with evenly divided amounts of the tomatoes, chopped cucumbers, feta cheese, olives and red peppers. Top off each wedge with the divided shrimp.
  5. Drizzle the remaining dressing on the salads and garnish with fresh parsley.

 

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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 152
Calories 351

% Daily Value*
29%
Total Fat 19g
23%
  Saturated Fat 5g
49%
Sodium 1177mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 11g
3%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 6g
50%
Protein 25g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.