Shrimp, bell pepper, cucumber and herbs are tossed with a spicy Thai dressing in this colorful salad. Served in Bibb lettuce cups, it's perfect for lunch, a light supper or as an appetizer.
fish sauce, (see Note)
light brown sugar
crushed red pepper
cooked and peeled small shrimp
thinly sliced red, yellow and/or orange bell pepper
seeded and thinly sliced cucumber
mixed chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, cilantro and/or mint
Whisk lime juice
, fish sauce, oil, brown sugar and crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Add shrimp, bell pepper, cucumber and fresh herbs; toss to coat.
Note: Fish sauce
is a pungent Southeast Asian condiment made from salted, fermented fish. Find it in the Asian section of large supermarkets and in Asian specialty markets. We use Thai Kitchen fish sauce, lower in sodium than other brands (1,190 mg per tablespoon), in our nutritional analyses.
Calories 170, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 221 mg, Sodium 652 mg, Carbohydrate 6 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 25 g, Potassium 315 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 25%, Vitamin C 60%, Iron 21%. Exchanges: Lean Meat 3,Vegetable 1,Fat 1.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet