Grilled Watermelon-Shrimp Salad
ACTIVE: 30 minutes TOTAL: 40 minutes
Grill watermelon alongside skewered shrimp for a creative and refreshing summer salad.
1 pound fresh or frozen large shell-on shrimp
6 tablespoons olive oil , divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or salt, divided
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 11/2-inch slice seedless watermelon (21/4 to 21/2 pounds), quartered
1 5- to 6-ounce package torn mixed salad greens
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese or other blue cheese ( 2 ounces)
1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein, leaving tails intact (if desired); rinse and pat
dry with paper towels. Thread shrimp onto four 10- to 12-inch metal or wooden skewers,
leaving 1/4 inch between pieces. Brush shrimp with 2 tablespoons oil and sprinkle with 1/4
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 4 tablespoons oil, the remaining 1/4
teaspoon salt, lemon juice, honey and crushed red pepper. Brush watermelon with some
of the lemon juice mixture.
3. Grill shrimp skewers and watermelon on the rack of an uncovered charcoal grill directly
over medium coals until shrimp are opaque and watermelon is warm with visible grill
marks, turning once halfway through grilling. Allow 4 to 6 minutes for shrimp and 8 to
10 minutes for watermelon. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place
shrimp skewers and watermelon on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.)
4. To serve, divide salad greens among 4 dinner plates. Top with shrimp skewers and
watermelon. Whisk the remaining lemon juice mixture until combined; drizzle over
salads. Sprinkle with cheese.
Calories 473, Fat 27g (sat 6g, mono 16g), Cholesterol 0mg, Carbs 33g, Total sugars 25g,
Protein 28g, Fiber 2g, Sodium 616mg.
TIP: If using wooden skewers, soak in enough water to cover for at least 30 minutes
before using. If desired, use double skewers for additional stability.
TIP: If you prefer, rather than threading the shrimp onto skewers, cook them in a grill
wok. Preheat the grill wok on the grill for 5 minutes. Add shrimp to wok; cook and stir
for 5 to 8 minutes or until shrimp are opaque.