Ginger Shrimp & Vermicelli Salad

Ginger Shrimp & Vermicelli Salad

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This spinach and pasta salad, topped with shrimp and a fruit salsa, is a complete meal. Large pieces of ginger-soy marinated shrimp and tropical fruit salsa with pineapple, mango, kiwifruit and mandarin oranges are gently tossed with baby spinach leaves and long strands of pasta in this tropical-inspired dish.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound fresh or frozen large shrimp
  • ⅓ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 6 ounces vermicelli, soba noodles, or udon noodles
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1½ cups fresh baby spinach leaves or torn romaine
  • 1 cup Tropical Fruit Salsa (see associated recipe)
  • Lime wedges (optional)

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  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact, if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. Combine rice vinegar, onion, ginger, and soy sauce in a screw-top jar; cover and shake well. Reserve ¼ cup of the vinegar mixture for dressing; cover and chill until needed.
  2. Place shrimp in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour remaining vinegar mixture over shrimp. Seal bag; turn to coat shrimp. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  3. Cook vermicelli according to package directions; drain. Snip in a few places so vermicelli strands are not as long; keep warm.
  4. Meanwhile, drain shrimp, discarding marinade. Lightly coat an unheated large skillet with cooking spray. Preheat over medium-high heat. Add shrimp to skillet; cook and stir for 1 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque.
  5. Combine the reserved ¼ cup vinegar mixture and the canola oil in a large bowl; whisk until combined. Add warm vermicelli, shrimp, spinach, and Tropical Fruit Salsa; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately with lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1¼ cup
  • Per serving: 356 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 42 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 172 mg cholesterol; 336 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 2 starch, 1 fat, ½ fruit, ½ vegetable

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