Grilled Shrimp & Watermelon Salad with ‘Feta’ & a Balsamic Glaze

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Grilled watermelon, who would have thunk? I honestly have never considered to grill the luscious summer fruit but when I found this recipe I had to give it a try! The blend of all the flavors was perfection!

Let’s get to it…

  1. Prepare & store tofu ‘feta’ (find recipe here) or buy regular feta cheese
  2. In a small saucepan bring 1C balsamic vinegar to a boil – reduce heat & simmer til it becomes syrup consistency (~5minutes)
  3. Slice up a watermelon into 10 cubes (~1inch cubes) – brush sides with EVOO & set aside
  4. In a side bowl combine 2T EVOO, 1salt, 1t garlic powder, 1.5t fish seasoning & 1/2t black pepper
  5. Then toss 20 peeled & de-vained shrimp to the mixture bowl – skewer
  6. Add shrimp & watermelon to heated grill on high – about 3minutes on either side

To assemble each salad add a few handfuls of arugula to a plate, top with a handful of blueberries, crumbled ‘feta’ & the grilled shrimp/watermelon. Drizzle with the balsamic vinegar & bam – a healthy summer salad!

Nutritional Info Per Salad (Makes 2): 280 calories – 4 grams of fat – 29 carbs – 36 grams of protein 

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Gazpacho with Yellow Tomatoes

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Talk about a quick soup – slice, dice & blend! This was a refreshing soup for any time of the day or year.

  1. Chop up: 1/2 yellow bell pepper, 1/2 red bell pepper, 1/2 an english cucumber & 1/2 a sweet onion – set aside
  2. In a Vitamix (or blender) add: 1/2t minced garlic, 1/4t salt, 10 leaves fresh basil, 3T fresh squeezed lemon juice & chopped veggies from above (cucumber,  onion, red & yellow bell pepper)
  3. Turn on mixer & pulse til finely chopped – transfer to a large bowl
  4. Now dice up 3 large yellow tomatoes, add them to the empty Vitamix (or blender) – pulse til almost smooth
  5. Stir tomatoes into the veggie mixture
  6. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

Add fresh basil as garnish or even spice up the gazpacho with grilled shrimp skewers, enjoy!

Nutritional Info Per Serving (Serves 4): 55 calories – <1 gram of fat – 13 carbs – 2 grams of protein
 

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