shrimp cobb salad

22 Aug

We went on another bike ride (I know!  75 miles total in one week!  I’m obsessed.  I actually told my husband that I thought biking was a little known fitness secret.  His reply, in deadpan and as several bikers passed us:  yeah, not many people know about it.)

I’m just so happy to be doing something aerobic and not have my body hurt.  I have dealt with a  moderately herniated L4-L5 disc for the past 2 1/2 years.  Unrelenting sciatica and foot numbness 24/7.  FINALLY I am pain-free and ready to enjoy exercise again.  Walking is fine, but biking seems to be the thing for me.  Zero pain.  And if you bike 12 mph or over, you rack up Weight Watcher activity points.  I recently did a 100 minute ride and accumulated 21 activity points!  In contrast, a 60 minute walk adds up to 4 activity points.

So, we got back from our ride and had this salad whipped together in 20 minutes.  Its super yummy and super summer-y.

Shrimp Cobb Salad

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/4 tsp. salt, divided
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 3 heads romaine lettuce, torn
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 avocado, peeled and cut into 8 wedges

Cook bacon in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until crisp.  Remove from pan and place on a paper towel lined plate.  Discard bacon fat from pan and wipe clean with a paper towel.  Increase heat to medium-high.

Sprinkle shrimp with paprika and black pepper.  Coat pan with non-stick spray and add shrimp.  Cook 2 minutes on each side, or until done.  Sprinkle with 1/8 tsp. salt.

Combine remaining 1/8 tsp. salt, lemon juice, olive oil, and mustard.  Place lettuce in serving bowl and toss with dressing to coat.

Divide lettuce into 4 servings.  Top each with shrimp, 1/2 cup tomatoes, 1/4 cup carrots, 1/4 cup corn, 1/4 avocado and 1/4 bacon pieces.

Adapted from Cooking Light.

Using the Weight Watcher Recipe Builder, each serving has 8 pts+.

1 Comment

Posted by on August 22, 2011 in points plus, salads, seafood


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One response to “shrimp cobb salad

  1. Leigh

    August 22, 2011 at 7:10 am

    This sounds delicious!


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