Feta and Shrimp Cool Summer Salad

Makes 6 servings.

Ingredients:

Marinade:
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 serrano pepper, minced
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Salad:
  • 1 lb. medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 c. sliced bell peppers (red, yellow, orange and/or green) 
  • 1/2 c. sliced jicama 
  • 3 c. mixed salad greens 
  • 1-1/2 c. (about 9 oz.) crumbled feta cheese

Instructions:

For the marinade, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup of marinade over the shrimp in a glass bowl; cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or more.

For the salad, in another glass bowl, combine the peppers and jicama slices, and toss with the remaining marinade; cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or more.  

Sauté the shrimp with the marinade in a skillet over medium-high heat, 3 to 5 minutes or until fully cooked. To serve, toss the salad, marinated vegetables, and shrimp together. Top with the feta.

Note: Instead of sautéing the shrimp, you can grill or broil it.

Photo & recipe courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.