A Simple Springtime Salad

This Light and Tasty Salad Makes the Perfect Spring Supper

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Mint Dressing


1 pound shrimp, peeled & deveined

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoon orange juice

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon each salt & pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 recipe cilantro mint dressing

1-2 containers butter lettuce salad mix

garnish ideas: nuts or seeds, red onion, finely chopped green apple or fresh raspberries, fresh mint leaves


Preheat outdoor grill to 600 degrees. In a medium size bowl, whisk together olive oil, orange juice, dijon, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic powder together. Place shrimp in bowl and toss to coat. Let shrimp marinade for about 10 minutes while you mix up the salad dressing.

Thread shrimp onto skewers (make sure to soak in water if using wood) and grill for about 3 minutes per side. Divide salad mix among plates and garnish as desired. Place hot shrimp skewers on top of greens and drizzle with cilantro mint dressing.

Cilantro Mint Dressing


1 cup olive oil

1/3 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup mint leaves

1/4 cup loose cilantro leaves

2 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon honey


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on low about 20-30 seconds.  Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in a glass jar.  

For more recipes and inspiration, visit Cara's blog, thenourishedbodyandsoul.com. 

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