Yeah, you! You’ve committed to a healthier you and better eating habits!
Translation: you are eating cleaner and making better food choices.
My incredibly healthy chopped shrimp Feta salad with a rice vinaigrette dressing complies with your clean eating!
For me, it’s all about greens and proteins and keeping seafood in my diet.
While I don’t eat meat, I do consume some serious amounts of seafood!
A treasure payload of rich in nutrient and vitamin greens fill this chopped salad and the vinaigrette keeps it light and tasty!
What’s more important is that rice vinaigrette is less acidic than other kinds of vinegar.
Better yet, the vinaigrette enriches the vibrant flavors together.
Therefore, you might say, I’ve created a delicious Greek-American inspired meal.
Dining at home with a palate-please salad is fast and easy! Are you ready to learn how?
Yummy, flavorful, colorful and supportive of cleaner eating, make sure to try this recipe.
Incredibly Healthy Chopped Shrimp Feta Salad With Rice Vinaigrette Dressing
This incredibly healthy chopped shrimp Feta salad with rice vinaigrette is well-balanced.
Although it may be true, we want food fast, fast food is not good.
However, fast food preparation is a must during the week.
After all, I am sure you are famished when you come home just like me.
I don’t like hard-to-create recipes so I never make them.
Rather, I prefer made-fresh, mixed greens in a bowl with a protein.
In spite of being ready to devour anything not locked down and eating bad junk food, I prepare this salad.
It’s important to realize that some of the work can be done ahead of time so that you can just toss it all together.
For this reason, it’s a perfect go-to meal during the week.
Plus, with all of the great packaged lettuce options you can buy the lettuce cleaned, bagged and cut!
By all means, use these lettuces!
In The Bowl of my incredibly healthy chopped shrimp Feta Salad
Inside the salad bowl are plentiful helpings of protein with low calories, and low sodium.
You are in control of what you put into your bowl, which then travels into your mouth.
Great greens, fabulous cucumbers offering soluble fiber and Feta Cheese low in both calories and fat and so satisfying crumbled throughout!
Measuring is not a thing when it comes to salad prep & my incredibly healthy chopped shrimp Feta Salad
Just a side note, before I go on.
Salad is one of my favorite foods.
Therefore, there are no specific measurements.
I generally use an over-sized bowl and fill er’ up.
Generally, I a generous handful of 2 types of lettuce and plenty of tomatoes.
Veggies can be changed up for others you might prefer, including avocado, which I usually add in too!
Now let’s talk about the Rice Vinegar, as it is the game-changer ingredient!
Rice Vinegar – Things You Need To Know
You can use Rice Vinegar to create endless authentic Japanese recipes at home.
In order to achieve the success of delectable taste, you need the very best in Rice Vinegar.
After all, vinegar and sauces are truly the secret ingredients to power up all those Japanese foods and flavors at home!
How Do You Use Rice Vinegar?
Rice Vinegar is versatile enough to use in hot or cold dishes to enhance flavors.
In the same fashion, try pairing it for sushi making, delicious marinades, and salad dressings.
For this reason, your possibilities are endless. Get creative.
Keeping your Clean Eating Streak with Rice Vinegar.
There are zero fat and no calories in Rice Vinegar! Let’s call this a winning find!
With this in mind, go splash-tastic drizzle crazy!
Truly, Rice Vinegar adds a lot of flavor without any guilt.
As mentioned before, rice vinegar can be used in place of harsher tasting vinegar varieties with flavorful results.
A Word About ‘Chopped!’ in my incredibly healthy chopped shrimp Feta Salad with Rice Vinaigrette Dressing.
First, you want to buy the freshest bagged greens you can.
Chopping means, small pieces, tiny little cubes. Bite-size.
The Shrimp for my incredibly healthy chopped shrimp Feta Salad with Rice Vinaigrette Dressing
My shortcut on the shrimp prep is called DEFROST in a warm water colander bath.
I use, large, deveined, peeled, cooked shrimp.
Place a handful of shrimp (about 8) in a colander. Rinse with warm water.
Chop each one into about 4 pieces.
The recipe my Rice Vinaigrette Dressing
This is really easy and takes seconds to make.
Trust me, you will love the flavor.
I consider it the vinaigrette between red wine and balsamic. Call it middle ground!
Mix Up That Rice Vinaigrette Dressing
Mix 1/4 C of Rice Vinegar, with a few teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Next, add stevia (just a pinch), mix, and then a 1/2 teaspoon of dijon mustard.
Finally, drizzle over the salad.
My incredibly healthy chopped shrimp Feta Salad
First, place your chopped butterhead lettuce in the bottom of a large bowl.
Next, add the arugula, and mix to combine.
Turn up the Veggie Time in this Chopped Feta Shrimp Salad
Then, add in tomatoes, alternating color around the outside border.
Now, toss on cucumbers, chopped carrots, green onions, and Feta.
Follow with chopped shrimp atop all veggies.
Finally, as an added presentation touch, you can add 2 whole shrimp to the top as well.
Last, just drizzle with dressing. Serve and Enjoy!
- For the Salad
- 1-2 Cof Buttercrunch lettuce (red and green for color appeal)
- 1 C of Arugula
- 2 Pickling cucumbers, peeled, chopped.
- 1/4 C of an oversized carrot, peeled, sliced, chopped.
- 3 Tablespoon Green Onion tops. Rinsed and chopped.
- 9-10 Cooked, deveined, peeled, shrimp. Defrosted and chopped.
- 4-5 Tablespoons of Feta Cheese.
- For the Rice Vinaigrette Dressing
- 1/4 C of Mizkan Rice Vinegar
- 3 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
- A Pinch of stevia
- 1/2 teaspoon of dijon mustard (optional but amazing!)
- Mix 1/4 C of Mizkan Rice Vinegar, with a few teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
- Add stevia (just a pinch), mix, and then a 1/2 teaspoon of dijon mustard.
- Mix rapidly. Drizzle over the salad. Next Salad Preparation.
- Place your chopped butterhead lettuce in the bottom of a large bowl.
- Next, add the arugula, and mix to combine.
- Add in tomatoes, alternating color around the outside border.
- Now, toss on cucumbers, chopped carrots, green onions, and Feta.
- Place chopped shrimp atop all veggies.
- You can add 2 whole shrimp to the top as well.
- Drizzle with dressing. Serve and Enjoy!
You can prepare the salad before or after the rice vinaigrette, it is all up to your timing.
Baby Butterhead - in Red and Green.
Butterhead lettuce is available in a range of color, but the taste and texture don't change!
Color makes a good salad, better. Not by flavor, but the color is appealing to the eye. What looks good must taste great.
To CHOP butterhead lettuce, I use kitchen scissors. Scissors allow me to chop without 'mashing' the leaves.
Arugula Lettuce Chopped for my incredibly healthy chopped Feta Shrimp Salad with Rice Vinaigrette Dressing
Rice Vinegar had me at 'Less acidic.' Have you ever had a vinegar that is just too tart, because it overpowers the lettuce?
Not rice vinegar. In fact, I love Rice Vinegar atop arugula.
Arugula has a light mustard taste in addition to being a bit peppery.
Rice vinegar sails when combined with mustard. It's flavor compliments the Arugula like no other.
You don't even need the vinaigrette recipe I am about to share, however, when you lettuce types, you won't want to miss the dressing recipe.
Again, to chop Arugula, just use the kitchen shears and cut it to really tiny pieces.
Cucumbers, large carrots, rainbow grape tomatoes, and green onions
Use pickling cucumbers for a firmer cuc and better taste.
Use those big carrots, because they are easier to work with when chopping.
As far as the rainbow grape tomatoes, their job is for color.
Also, if you have someone who hates tomatoes, their GUTS stay inside unless eaten.
Green onion tops are chive-like in presentation.