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Spiced Shrimp and Vegetable Skewers

30 Reviews
96% would make this recipe again

A very colourful and appetising dish.

Brining : 30 min Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 5 min
130 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

2 tbsp fresh cilantro 4 g
3 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1 lemon
2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL
1/2 dried chili peppers, or to taste 0.4 g
20 shrimp, medium-large, cooked, peeled 200 g
12 mini-tomatoes (cherry, miniature or grape) 3/4 cup
1 zucchini, cut into 1 cm rounds 130 g
1 onions, cut into segments 200 g
1/2 Boston lettuce 100 g
salt [optional]

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful for this recipe.

Skewers are needed for cooking.

Method

  1. Blend the cilantro, lemon juice, oil, and chili pepper together in a blender or food processor. Add salt and transfer the contents to a bowl. Add the shrimp to the mixture and toss to make sure that the shrimp are coated evenly. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate for about 30 min at room temperature (cool).
  2. Slice the zucchini into thick rounds (about 1 cm). Cut the onion into small "skewable" segments. Arrange the vegetables and shrimp alternately on the skewers. Cook on a medium grill for about 5 min, turning frequently, until cooked and browned.
  3. Serve immediately on the salad leaves.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (190g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

130

Fat

6 g

9 %

Saturated 0.8 g
+ Trans 0 g

4 %

Cholesterol

100 mg

Sodium

120 mg

5 %

Carbohydrate

8 g

3 %

Fibre

2 g

6 %

Sugars

4 g

Protein

12 g

Vitamin A

26 %

Vitamin C

31 %

Calcium

4 %

Iron

15 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ¾ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¾ serving

Claims

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

DIABETES Exchange

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

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30 Reviews (30 with rating only ) 96% would make this recipe again