Recipe by Carapelli® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
"Freshen up your grill with this mouthwatering summer salad recipe from Carapelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Made for sharing, this salad is savory, sweet and all-together amazing."
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Carapelli Premium 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Champagne vinegar or sherry vinegar
coarse sea salt or kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
crushed red pepper flakes
uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
fresh pineapple, peeled and cored, cut lengthwise into 4 slabs
mixed field greens or baby greens
chopped fresh basil or tarragon leaves
I was looking for something light, healthy and refreshing after last night's gut bomb NFL Playoffs Smorgasbord. This was exactly what I was after and what I thought we really needed but I must say I never expected to enjoy it as much as I did. Truth be told, if health and poundage weren't issues I'd much prefer gut bombs - I'm not a big fan of "cold and crunchy" as a rule, nor does the idea of fruit in my salad, particularly with meat, appeal to me. But I was willing to give it a try - for the sake of doing our bodies good. Surprise! We liked it! What a perfectly compatible array of ingredients! Not only was this light, healthy and refreshing, it was delicious, something I'd expect from an upscale restaurant here in SW Florida. I made no changes except to use Romaine and to add some cucumber, which fit in with this salad well. I was tempted to omit the basil and I'm glad I didn't - it was surprisingly good with the pineapple and shrimp. As for the fruit/savory combo, at least given this salad anyway, I am a convert.
Very good. The flavors complemented each other quite well, and the prep was minimal.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Summer Salad with Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple in Champagne Vinaigrette
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 138
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