Watermelon, Snap Pea, & Feta Salad with Turmeric Grilled Shrimp

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Bright and tangy: how all salads should be right now. I repurposed my turmeric grilled shrimp I posted last week to add protein to this salad and also doubled the marinade and added in a bit of oil to make it a salad dressing. Then I brushed a bit on some baguette and broiled it for the ultimate side of bread.

Crisp and juicy snap peas paired with some sweet watermelon and tangy feta is a combo I can’t believe I’ve never tried before. While blanched sugar snap peas don’t sound that exciting, try them and you’ll understand. I can eat a whole bowl of them in a sitting. All you need to do is boil some salted water and throw them in for 1-2 minutes (until vibrant green) and then run them under cold water.

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Salad with Turmeric Grilled Shrimp

This is the best way to use leftovers of grilled shrimp. You can also make this turmeric grilled shrimp the night before, save just a few shrimp and a bit of marinade, and then grill it on the spot for ultimate freshness while still keeping it easy.
Servings 1 serving
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces watermelon, sliced (about 5 medium slices)
  • 1 cup blanched sugar snap peas , halved (see directions below on how to blanch)
  • 1/4 pound leftover turmeric lime grilled shrimp
  • 2 ounces feta

Lime Turmeric Creamy Dressing

Instructions

Blanch the snap peas

  • Heat a small pot of salted boiling water. Once boiling, add in snap peas and let boil until vibrant green. They should bend a bit, but still be snappy. This usually takes about 2 minutes.
  • Place snap peas in a colander and immediately run under the coldest possible water you can until they are cold. (You can also place them in an ice bath, which is more technical, but I find this method works fine and saves me from some extra cleaning)

Make the Dressing

  • Take leftover turmeric marinade (not used, but reserved) and combine with olive oil to thin out slightly. Taste and season as needed. You can also add a fresh squeeze of lime if needed.

Assemble

  • Add everything to a large bowl or plate and serve.

Optional: Toasted Baguette

  • If you have some leftover baguette and marinade, you can rub the marinade on a slice and then broil for 1 minute, until slightly charred.
Course: Lunch, Salad
Keyword: Seafood, Shrimp, turmeric, watermelon

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