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Shrimp and Melon Salad à la Thai

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Shrimp and melon in a spicy vinaigrette of fish sauce and lime juice.

A low-cal and refreshing salad that is a full meal in itself.

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 5 min
280 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Halal
  • Diabetes-friendly
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

14 shrimp, medium-large 140 g
1 tbsp honey 22 g
2 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed 1 lime
2 tsp fish sauce (nam pla) 10 mL
1 clove garlic
1/2 dried chili peppers 0.4 g
1/2 melon 400 g
6 tbsp peanuts [optional] 50 g
2 tbsp fresh cilantro [optional] 4 g

Method

  1. Rinse the shrimp and cook them in a saucepan of boiling salted water for about 5 min until they turn pink. Remove them from the water, peel and discard the shells, then set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the honey, lime juice, and fish sauce. Mince the garlic and chili pepper, then add to the bowl. Fold in the shrimp and peanuts (optional). Peel the melon, remove the seeds and cut it into bite-size pieces. Add the melon to the bowl and stir to combine. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
  3. Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (200g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

280

Fat

13 g

20 %

Saturated 1.9 g
+ Trans 0 g

10 %

Cholesterol

120 mg

Sodium

550 mg

23 %

Carbohydrate

23 g

8 %

Fibre

3 g

11 %

Sugars

18 g

Protein

21 g

Vitamin A

40 %

Vitamin C

73 %

Calcium

6 %

Iron

25 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ½ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ½ servings

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Trans Fat
Low  :
Saturated Fat
Source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B2
Good source of  :
Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Diet-related health claims  :
Heart-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 0
Fruits ½
Vegetables 0
Meat and Alternatives 2 ½
Fats 2 ½
Other Foods ½

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