In the quest for health and longevity, we often find solace in meals that are rich in protein and low in carbs, embodying flavors that are both vibrant and wholesome. This Low Carb, High Protein Sautéed Shrimp Salad with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette is a delightful convergence of nutritious greens, juicy shrimp, and a tangy, sweet dressing, promising a culinary experience that’s refreshing and revitalizing.
Shrimp can be an exceptional addition to a low-carb diet, particularly for women over 40 seeking nutrient-dense food sources to support overall well-being and combat age-related health concerns. As a high-quality protein source, shrimp is rich in essential amino acids and low in calories, which can aid in muscle maintenance and weight management—two important aspects for those above 40 dealing with metabolic slowdowns. Additionally, shrimp is teeming with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, offering anti-inflammatory benefits and promoting heart and brain health. It’s also a valuable source of iodine, crucial for optimal thyroid function, which regulates metabolism. For women over 40, incorporating shrimp into their diet can contribute to balanced nutrition, sustaining energy levels and promoting longevity and vitality, all while aligning perfectly with low-carb lifestyle goals.
Low Carb, High Protein Sautéed Shrimp Salad with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette
For the Shrimp:
- 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 2 cloves fresh garlic grated
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- For the Salad:
Feel free to choose your favorite greens and veggies. Here’s a suggestion to get you started:
- 2 cups romaine chopped
- 1 cup Organic Girl Protein Greens
- 1 Persian cucumber sliced
- 1/2 cup sugar snap peas diced
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cup mini peppers diced
- 1/2 large avocado diced
Dijon Mustard Dressing:
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 tablespoons honey ChocZero Sugar-free Honey Substitute recommended
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Prepping the Shrimp:
- Marinate: Combine shrimp with cilantro, garlic, lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper.
- Sauté: Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the marinated shrimp and sauté until they are pink and cooked through, which usually takes about 2-3 minutes per side.
Composing the Salad:
- Assemble: In a large salad bowl, mix romaine, Organic Girl Protein Greens, cucumber, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, mini peppers, and avocado.
- Add Shrimp: Place the sautéed shrimp atop the assembled salad.
Mixing the Dressing:
- Add all dressing ingredients into a mason jar or small bowl.
- Cover and shake the mason jar or whisk until emulsified.
- Drizzle the Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette over the salad and shrimp, toss gently to combine all the flavors, and enjoy your bowl of health and deliciousness!
@lowcarblolita Low Carb, High Protein Sautéed Shrimp Salad with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette. For the shrimp: * 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined * 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro * 2 cloves fresh garlic, grated * 1/2 lime, juiced * 3 tablespoons olive oil, * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 1/2 teaspoon pepper For the salad – whatever greens and veggies you like, I used: * 2 cups romaine, chopped * 1 cup Organic Girl Protein Greens * 1 Persian cucumber, sliced * 1/2 cup sugar snap peas, diced * 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved * 1/2 cup mini peppers, diced * 1/2 large avocado, diced Dijon Mustard Dressing: * 1 tablespoon dijon mustard * 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar * 1-2 tablespoons honey (I used ChocZero Sugar-free Honey Substitute) * 1/4 cup olive oil #healthyrecipes #lowcarbrecipes #shrimptok #salad #healthysalad #saladsoftiktok #lowcarb #highproteinsalad ♬ original sound – Lolita
This Sautéed Shrimp Salad is not just a meal; it’s a palette of vibrant colors, a cascade of varied textures, and a medley of fresh, tangy, and sweet flavors. It’s a recipe that invites you to embrace healthy living while indulging in the richness of nature’s produce. Whether it’s a sunny brunch or a cozy dinner, this salad is your companion in carving a path towards a balanced and joyful lifestyle. Enjoy this symphony of flavors and let every bite be a step towards rejuvenation and wellbeing!