Saturday, June 30, 2012

Watermelon Shrimp Salad


When we were in Virginia Beach a few weeks ago we ate at a lovely local breakfast and lunch place called Doc Taylor's.  It was so difficult to choose one thing off the menu, but I did finally narrow it down to a grilled veggie wrap that was to die for.

My second choice was a salad with watermelon, shrimp and a poppy seed dressing that looked popular.  I decided to give it a try at home.  Now, I like watermelon, but I've never been big on mixing watermelon with other things.  Watermelon and feta seems to be a popular combination, but I just haven't been interested.  So I admit, I did try this with a tiny bit of trepidation.

This salad was wonderful.  I loved the soft mildness of the shrimp combined with the sweetness of the watermelon and poppy seed dressing and the crunchy coolness of the cucumber and lettuce greens.

Because I'm only using 1/2 pound shrimp for two people, this salad still comes out to be very inexpensive.

Watermelon Shrimp Salad

2 1/2 cups mixed greens
2 scallions or spring green onions, finely sliced
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup cucumber, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup watermelon, diced
1/2 pound steamed shrimp, peel, deveined

1 recipe poppy seed vinaigrette

Divide greens between two large bowls.  Top each bowl with half the remaining fruits and vegetables, followed by the shrimp.  Drizzle each salad with half the poppy seed vinaigrette.

Serve with crusty bread.

Serves 2.

34 comments:

  1. This is perfect for this time of year! Light and refreshing!

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  2. Looks yummy! You should try it with my skinny watermelon mojito!
    The perfect pair!

    http://ramblingsofamomster.blogspot.com/2012/07/watermelon-mojito.html

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  3. So yummy in your tummy! Stopping by from Manic Monday and following.

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  4. Colourful and very interesting flavour combo!
    I found this via Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms. I have linked in a pork and apple curry. Have a super week.

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  5. love this oh so cool recipe perfect for summer come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  6. Such a fun and creative idea! Thanks for sharing. Newest follower from Keeping it Simple. Love for you to stop by and return the follow. I am hosting Mom's Monday MIngle now. Over 150 mom blogs so far. Love for you to join and meet some new friends.
    www.thenaptimereview.com

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  7. This looks yummy!! I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas.Have a great week.

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  8. Perfect for summer! I would also be a little iffy about mixing watermelon with non-fruit ingredients, but this salad looks so pretty and light I would be willing to give it a try. Thank you for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo. Hope you have a great week!

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  9. Agreed! This looks so light and refreshing! I showed it to Mr. B and he told me to pin it right now lol so you have his seal of approval! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week :-)

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  10. Love this as a summer lunch!! Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing and I am a new follower!!
    Hope you have a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  11. the colors are beautiful in this salad! yummy!! thanks for the new twist for shrimp.
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    I learned to cook on a tiny tiny budget many yrs ago..and some of those bean recipes are still my favorite.

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  12. What a fantastically delicious recipe! I am definitely having this!! I found your link at Adventures of a DIY Mom. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  13. Looks really good! I like the addition of the watermelon! And I love poppy seed vinaigrette! Isn't it wonderful when you try something you aren't sure about and turns it to be one of the best things you've had!

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  14. Very interesting for a salad! It sounds really exotic and tasty!

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  15. I too was a little hesitant about mixing watermelon and tomatoes once, but oh the delight!! This looks so good and light! Thanks for sharing with us for Tasty Tuesday! And, we're your newest followers!

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  16. I would love it, if you would share this, & any other recipes you may have, on my recipe link up. http://goodrecipesonline.com/organized-linkup-for-all-your-recipes-goodrecipesonline-com/.

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  17. This is something I definitely want to try~ A new follower! Would love for you to visit mine!

    riversrecipereview.blogspot.com

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  18. What a wonderful combination! Thanks for linking up to Thursday food Fest! Great to have you! Sarah

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  19. I've never heard of a salad like this, but the textures, flavor and colors seem perfect together! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. This is such a unique salad - makes my mouth water!!

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  21. This looks so refreshing! What a perfect summer supper! Thank you for sharing it.

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  22. This recipe looks perfect for summer, so yummy. Thank you for sharing. Stopping by from show me what you got link party

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  23. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe on Southern Sundays. Hope to see you again soon!

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  24. You always bring such amazing good foodies to the table! This looks so cool and delicious:) Thank you for sharing another great dish at Freedom Fridays!

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  25. This looks divine! I love the flavor combination...thanks so much for sharing :)

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  26. What a lovely, light dinner - perfect for summer! Thank you for sharing this at All my Bloggy Friends! I look forward to what you'll bring this week :)

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  27. Hi Laura,
    I just love this combination of Shrimp and watermelon for your salad. Hope you are having a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    A New Follower

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  28. what an interesting combo! This recipe will be featured at this weeks Tasty Tuesday party, up tonight! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/

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  29. I can't wait for watermelons to show up so we can try this salad. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  30. This is such a unique combination, but it looks really good. I have to try it! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  31. What a fun and refreshing combination! Looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  32. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great summer week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  33. This looks delicious and so original! I've never had watermelon with shrimp in a salad before but I'm definitely going to be trying this one. Thanks for linking up at doodles and stitches!

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