Friday, September 11, 2009

Shrimp Salad with Grilled Veggies

Mr. Toro's lunch today is a shrimp salad on a bed of lettuce and shaved carrots with grilled zucchini, garnished with fresh dill and celery fronds. Dessert is a cup of diced seedless watermelon and a krispy treat.

I think mayonnaise is disgusting--I have always hated the taste, even as a child. Add in the fact it is profoundly unhealthy, and I'm happy not to use any.

The shrimp salad has a dressing made out of plain non-fat organic yogurt, dijon mustard, fresh dill, and black pepper. Tossed in is some fire grilled shrimp, leftover from dinner, and some celery and carrots.

--Edit: I forgot to mention I also used a squeeze of lime and some red pepper flakes in the dressing--

The zucchini is likewise leftover from dinner--I sliced it on the bias so it would be less likely to slip through the grill, then brushed it lightly with olive oil. About 6-8 minutes on the grill and voila, delicious.


  1. Looks really tasty, I'll have to try using yoghurt instead of mayo for some dressings :0)

  2. Mr. Toro really liked it, apparently. It's definitely different than using mayo, but it is still creamy and tangy, so it pairs well with seafood and chicken in making salads.

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