This gorgeous salad combines fresh shrimp, cucumber, artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes with homemade green goddess dressing. The dressing is beautifully green and creamy with avocado (loaded with good-for-you fats) and fresh herbs. Buttermilk and a dash of rice vinegar add tang.
avocado, peeled and pitted
chopped fresh herbs, such as tarragon, sorrel and/or chives
tarragon vinegar, or white-wine vinegar
anchovy paste, or minced anchovy fillet
bite-size pieces green leaf lettuce
peeled and deveined cooked shrimp, (21-25 per pound; see Ingredient note)
cherry or grape tomatoes
canned chickpeas, rinsed
rinsed and chopped canned artichoke hearts
Puree avocado, buttermilk, herbs, vinegar and anchovy
in a blender until smooth.
Divide lettuce among 4 plates. Top with shrimp, cucumber, tomatoes, chickpeas, artichoke
hearts and celery. Drizzle the dressing over the salads.
Ingredient note: Shrimp is usually sold by the number needed to make one pound. For example, "21-25 count" means there will be 21 to 25 shrimp in a pound. Size names, such as "large" or "extra large," are not standardized, so to be sure you're getting the size you want, order by the count (or number) per pound. Both wild-caught and farm-raised shrimp can damage the surrounding ecosystems when not managed properly. Fortunately, it is possible to buy shrimp that have been raised or caught with sound environmental practices. Look for fresh or frozen shrimp
certified by an independent agency, such as Wild American Shrimp or 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.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 1) for up to 1 day.
Calories 292, Total Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 134 mg, Sodium 790 mg, Carbohydrate 31 g, Fiber 9 g, Protein 28 g, Potassium 843 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 90%, Vitamin C 45%. Exchanges: Starch 1,Vegetable 2,Lean Meat 3.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet