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.
This Mediterranean-inspired salad tastes (no surprise!) like summer and offers a starring role to everybody’s favorite seafood—shrimp. Chickpeas add a hearty component to this dish and make for a robust but not heavy meal.
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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