Ingredients

  • 12 oz. large shrimp
  • 8 cups baby spinach leaves (or flat-leaf spinach), stems removed, rinsed and dried
  • 2 firm nectarines, halved and cut into thin slices
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, seeded and halved
  • 4 very thin slices red onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/8 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. fresh oregano, minced


Directions

  1. Place shrimp in a large saucepan filled with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When shrimp have turned pink and curled, drain and peel them. Remove their veins. Halve each shrimp lengthwise and set aside.
  2. Arrange a quarter of the spinach in a bed on each of 4 dinner plates. (If using flat-leaf spinach, first tear it into bite-size pieces.) Arrange 4 nectarine slices on each bed of spinach. Cut pepper halves into strips. Cut strips into thirds. Arrange one-fourth on top of nectarine slices. Arrange one-fourth of the shrimp over the peppers. Separate onions into rings and arrange over shrimp.
  3. For the dressing, whisk orange and lime juices in a small bowl with turmeric and oregano. Whisk in oil.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon 2 tablespoons dressing over each salad. Sprinkle oregano on top and serve. (Salad can be assembled and dressing made up to 4 hours ahead. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Dress and garnish just before serving.)

Notes:

Less than 1 g. saturated fat and 4 g. dietary fiber.


Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 160
Fat: 3 grams
Sodium: 184 milligrams
Protein: 16 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams

Diabetic Exchanges

3 Vegetable, 1/2 Fruit, 2-1/2 Low-fat Meat



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