Clean eating doesn’t have to mean you live on rabbit food with no taste. This shrimp and grapefruit salad paired with pumpkin and arugula is so good. Not to mention the homemade dressing. Nothing beats the simplicity of a homemade lemon vinaigrette without the added stuff you find in stores.
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Healthy Shrimp & Grapefruit Salad Recipe
What You Will Need (Full Printable Recipe Available Below)
- 1 cup Arugula
- 1 cup salad greens of choice
- 1/2 cup cooked shrimp
- 1/2 red onion sliced
- 1 cup roasted butternut squash
- 1/4 Tbsp ground cumin
- 1/4 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cucumber, diced
- 1/2 grapefruit, sliced
- 1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp whole grain dijon mustard (find it here)
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How to Make this Arugula, Shrimp & Grapefruit Salad
Let’s start with the dressing. Some salad recipes are nearly ruined by drenching them in unhealthy dressings. But this time we are making our own homemade dressing with just three ingredients. All you have to do is mix the lemon juice, olive oil, and mustard and set aside. I am using whole grain dijon mustard for this recipe (you can find some here) but if you don’t have any I admit that I will use plain yellow mustard in a pinch.
Next, gather the rest of your salad ingredients.
Preparing a Shrimp, Squash, Arugula & Grapefruit Salad
- Cut your butternut squash into cubes.
- Sprinkle the squash with your cumin and cinnamon and bake on 350 degrees until soft. Keep an eye on them. You want to be able to stick a fork in the squash but you don’t want it to turn to mush.
- Once soft, remove the squash from the oven and set aside to cool a bit.
- While the squash is softening in the oven slice your red onion into thin strips. If you don’t love the bite of red onion you can soak in cold water for 10 minutes.
- cut the cucumber
- slice the grapefruit
- wash the arugula and greens
- peel and trim the shrimp.
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl, and drizzle with your dressing.
Serve and enjoy!
This delicious and healthy salad recipe works great as a snack, lunch or even as a side at a summer barbeque.
Shrimp, Squash, Arugula Grapefruit Salad (Printable Version)
Nutrition Information: Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 76mg Sodium: 599mg Carbohydrates: 29g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 11g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 13g