Turn to fast and easy no-cook recipes when it’s too darn hot to even think about heating up the oven. Simple recipes that make use of fresh produce, canned beans and pre-cooked shrimp or rotisserie chicken from the grocery get you away from the kitchen and back on the beach in no time.
You may want to experiment and make it your own by adding any one or a combination of pesto or basil, cucumber, celery or oregano.
Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Shrimp
½ head Romaine lettuce, cut crosswise into thin strips (8 cups)
1 pound cooked peeled and deveined medium shrimp, cut in half crosswise
½ English cucumber, chopped
1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed; or a heaping 1/2 cup dried chickpeas, soaked and cooked
½ medium sweet onion (such as Vidalia or Walla Walla), chopped
¾ cup crumbled Feta (about 3 ounces)
½ cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
2 cups pita chips, broken into pieces
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
kosher salt and black pepper
In a large bowl, toss the lettuce, shrimp, cucumber, chickpeas, onion, Feta, olives, and pita chips with the oil, vinegar, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
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