Greek Grilled Shrimp Rice Salad

This recipe incorporates a lot of color and good nutrition in a “salad” without the lettuce.

Shrimp is a lean protein and the olives offer a heart-healthy fat, while the marinade brings out the Mediterranean flavor in a very simple way.

This dish is a great alternative to the traditional barbecue junk foods.

Photo credit: A Healthier Michigan

Shrimp in a clear container

Ingredients

Grilled Shrimp

  • 2 lbs. cleaned, deveined and peeled shrimp – raw
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

Dressing

  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. oregano

Salad

  • 2 zucchinis
  • Red or yellow bell peppers (2 total)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted

Greek Grilled Shrimp Rice Salad

Instructions
1. Put shrimp and marinade in large bowl to marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
2. While the shrimp marinates, cook wild rice pilaf and set aside.
3. Also chop salad vegetables into 1-inch pieces. Grill or pan grill using olive oil. Set aside.
4. Once shrimp has marinated, grill shrimp. If using a grill, thread shrimp on metal skewers or well-soaked bamboo skewers and grill for 5-6 minutes, turning often until shrimp turns pink and opaque. If cooking via grill pan, you do not have to use skewers. Cook in pan for about 6 minutes, again until pink and opaque.
5. Serve shrimp and vegetables on top of wild rice pilaf. Lightly drizzle dressing on top and optional to serve with a side of tzatziki. Enjoy!

Nutrition Info per Serving:
Nutrition Facts
Makes about 8 servings

1 serving = 4 ounces of shrimp, 2/3 cup veggie mix and about 1 Tbsp of dressing

Amount Per Serving
Calories 130.9
Total Fat 6.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.6 g
Cholesterol 110.5 mg
Sodium 539.6 mg
Potassium 230.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 6.2 g
Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
Sugars 1.9 g
Protein 13.0 g
Vitamin A 28.3 %
Vitamin B-12 14.1 %
Vitamin B-6 6.0 %
Vitamin C 80.6 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 1.8 %
Calcium 4.3 %
Copper 7.8 %
Folate 2.9 %
Iron 13.0 %
Magnesium 7.8 %
Manganese 7.0 %
Niacin 8.5 %
Pantothenic Acid 2.5 %
Phosphorus 9.8 %
Riboflavin 2.3 %
Selenium 32.3 %
Thiamin 2.6 %
Zinc 6.7 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  1. It would really be helpful if the nutritional information were included with each of the delicious recipes you post. Healthier eating causes folks to look for specific contents such as sugar, carbs, protein and fats. Thank you for the consideration!

    1. Hi David,
      I totally agree with you. Our goal is to include the nutritional analysis on all recipes. I am constantly working on it. The plan is to include the nutrition information on all upcoming recipes and I plan to work backwards as well, so no recipe is without it. Thank you for your comment. I have included the analysis in this recipe blog post now. Have a great day! 🙂

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