This healthy dinner salad recipe gets its staying power from protein-packed shrimp and fiber-rich barley. With a simple red-wine vinaigrette, this quick salad makes just one serving but is easy to double or triple. Look for precooked beets with other prepared vegetables in the produce department.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2016
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Ingredients

Salad
Vinaigrette

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Arrange arugula, watercress, beets, zucchini, fennel, barley and shrimp on a large dinner plate.

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  • Whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, shallot, pepper and salt in a small bowl, then drizzle over the salad. Garnish with fennel fronds, if desired.

Tips

To make zucchini ribbons, thinly shave whole zucchini lengthwise with a vegetable peeler.

Go for sustainably raised shrimp. Look for fresh or frozen shrimp certified by an independent agency, such as the Marine Stewardship Council. If you can't find certified shrimp, choose wild-caught shrimp from North America; it's more likely to be sustainably caught.

Give grains a cooldown: To cool grains down quickly, spread them out on a foil-lined baking sheet. The surface area helps speed cooling, while the foil prevents any residual flavors on the pan from seeping in.

Nutrition Facts

583.9 calories; protein 35g 70% DV; carbohydrates 47g 15% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 9.3g 37% DV; sugars 17.9g; fat 29.8g 46% DV; saturated fat 4.2g 21% DV; cholesterol 214.3mg 71% DV; vitamin a iu 2645.3IU 53% DV; vitamin c 43.3mg 72% DV; folate 217.7mcg 54% DV; calcium 255.5mg 26% DV; iron 4.3mg 24% DV; magnesium 147mg 53% DV; potassium 1506mg 42% DV; sodium 653.6mg 26% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 19% DV.