Shrimp and Melon Salad à la Thai

26 Reviews
96% would make this recipe again

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.

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Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 5 min
140 calories/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 0.2 g
1/3 cup peanuts [optional] 50 g
1/2 melon, or cantaloupe 400 g
2 tbsp fresh cilantro [optional] 4 g
6 leaves fresh mint [optional] 0.4 g


  1. Rinse the shrimp and cook them in a saucepan of boiling salted water for about 3 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 and mint leaves.
  3. Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (200 g)


% Daily Value




1 g

1 %

Saturated 0.2 g
+ Trans 0 g

1 %


120 mg


550 mg

23 %


19 g

6 %


1 g

3 %


17 g

Net Carbs

18 g


15 g

Vitamin A

40 %

Vitamin C

73 %


4 %


16 %


This recipe is :
Excellent source of  :
Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C
Good source of  :
Iron, Magnesium, Potassium
Source of  :
Copper, Folacin, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Zinc
Low  :
Calories, Fat, Saturated Fat
Free  :
Trans Fat


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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