Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cantaloupe and Shrimp Salad

At the salon on Saturday the young beautician was talking about a mango salad she had made. I decided to try a similar salad using cantaloupe.  I figure incorporating salads like these are a great addition to my overall health regime.  Besides it just tastes so good!

 Ingredients:

-  chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce
-  red grapes
-  semi-peeled and chopped english cucumbers
-  finely sliced red onion
-  steamed prawns/shrimp
-  chunks of cantaloupe. 

Once you put all these ingredients in your platter, squeeze some lime and grind some fresh pepper on top.


There are endless variations of this salad but this is my simple approach. It was delicious and I had some on Sunday for a snack.
Enjoy!

9 comments:

Regina said...

Looks super delicious! Mango must be a specialty item..or would you use dried? Good idea you had to just use cantaloupe. I've been wanting cucumbers lately and I'd never pass up shrimp!
Well, have a great day (this is still Saturday evening my time-:)

Jan said...

Yes that is absolutely delicious, and I can assure you with mango, if available,it is even more delicious.

Love and hugs,
Jan

Joyful said...

Hello Regina, I'm not sure what you mean by mangos being a specialty item. We do have fresh mangos here if that's what you mean. I decided to use cantaloupe due to the high cost of mangos. Have a wonderful Sunday (the time just turned) ;-)

Joyful said...

Hi Jan, I do believe you. I have had it in a restaurant before and it was quite delicious. I had a taste for cantaloupe yesterday and I didn't want to pay the high cost of mangoes this time. They don't grow here and neither do cantaloupes.

Diane said...

I have made a note of this for summer. Salads are just not on the menu at the moment while it is so cold :( Diane

Gerry's Soap N Stuff said...

Mmmmmm, my kind of food! I had rather have the cantaloupe than mango.

Gerry

Joyful said...

Diane, I'm sure you will love this salad, especially when the weather warms up as the cantaloupe is so refreshing :-) Hope it gets warmer for you soon.

Joyful said...

Gerry, nice to see you. I'm sure that you will love this salad whenever you get around to trying it :-)

Joyful said...

Hi Jan, I do believe you. I have had it in a restaurant before and it was quite delicious. I had a taste for cantaloupe yesterday and I didn't want to pay the high cost of mangoes this time. They don't grow here and neither do cantaloupes.

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