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.
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.
Serving Size: About 4 1/2 cups salad
584 calories; protein 35g; carbohydrates 47g; dietary fiber 9.3g; sugars 17.9g; fat 29.8g; saturated fat 4.2g; cholesterol 214.3mg; vitamin a iu 2645.3IU; vitamin c 43.3mg; folate 217.7mcg; calcium 255.5mg; iron 4.3mg; magnesium 147mg; potassium 1506mg; sodium 653.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg.