Grilled Seafood Salad

A Betty Crocker Diabetes Cookbook shares a recipe! Grilled shrimp, swordfish and fennel make this dinner salad special.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Shallot-Thyme Vinaigrette

1/4
cup balsamic vinegar
3
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
tablespoons white wine vinegar
1
tablespoon finely chopped shallot
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1
tablespoon water
1/4
teaspoon salt

Salad

12
uncooked large shrimp (thawed if frozen), peeled, deveined
1
lb swordfish, marlin or tuna steaks, 3/4 to 1 inch thick
1
medium fennel bulb, cut into wedges
10
cups bite-size pieces mixed salad greens
1/2
small red onion, thinly sliced
12
cherry tomatoes, cut in half
12
pitted kalamata or ripe olives

  • 1 In tightly covered container, shake vinaigrette ingredients.
  • 2 Place shrimp and fish in shallow glass or plastic dish or heavy-duty resealable plastic food-storage bag. Add 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette; turn shrimp and fish to coat. Cover dish or seal bag; refrigerate 30 minutes. Reserve remaining vinaigrette.
  • 3 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Remove shrimp and fish from marinade; reserve marinade and set shrimp aside. Place fish and fennel on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 5 minutes. Brush fish and fennel with marinade; add shrimp. Cover grill; cook 5 minutes, turning and brushing fish, fennel and shrimp with marinade 2 or 3 times, until shrimp are pink, fish flakes easily with fork and fennel is tender. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • 4 Arrange salad greens on serving platter. Cut fish into bite-size pieces. Arrange fish, fennel, shrimp and remaining salad ingredients on greens. Serve with reserved vinaigrette.

Expert Tips

Reach for your favorite bottled fat-free vinaigrette to dress this salad.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
185mg
185%;
Sodium
470mg
470%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.