February is here and spring is quickly approaching bringing with it the promise of new beginnings and the follow through of new resolutions. Whether your resolution was to get more exercise, shed some stubborn fat or incorporate more leafy greens into your diet; here is a heart healthy salad that is sure to satisfy without sabotaging your success!
Start to Finish in 30 Minutes!
- 1 pound fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells
- 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
- 3 oranges
- Orange juice (optional)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or salad oil
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 6 cups torn mixed salad greens
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to boiling. Add shrimp; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Drain in colander. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Transfer shrimp to a bowl. Add orange peel and the 2 tablespoons orange juice; toss gently to coat.
In a covered medium saucepan, cook asparagus in a small amount of boiling water for 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain in colander. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
Peel oranges. Working over a bowl, cut oranges into sections; reserve 1/3 cup of the juice. (If necessary, add additional orange juice to make 1/3 cup.) In a small bowl, whisk together the 1/3 cup orange juice, the oil, vinegar, garlic, tarragon, salt, and pepper.
In a large bowl, combine shrimp, asparagus, orange sections, greens, and green onions. Pour dressing over all; toss gently to coat.
Nutrition facts per serving:
*Percent Daily Values are base on a 2,000 calorie diet
- Servings Per Recipe 4
- Calories 233
- Fat, total(gm)6
- Saturated fat(gm)1
- Dietary Fiber, total(gm)4