Shrimp and Melon Salad à la Thai

Shrimp and Melon Salad à la Thai

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.

2 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 5 min

280 calories per serving 


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
6 tbsp peanuts [optional]   50 g
1/2 melon, or cantaloupe   400 g
2 tbsp fresh cilantro [optional]   4 g


  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

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (220g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




13 g

20 %

Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0 g

10 %


125 mg


550 mg

23 %


23 g

8 %


3 g

11 %


18 g


21 g

Vitamin A

40 %

Vitamin C

70 %


6 %


25 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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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 :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Fruits | Shellfish | First courses/Appetizers | Main courses/Entrées | Salads | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Iron | Low Saturated Fat | Thaï

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