We have been having some awesome weather here lately. Its like we went from winter, instantly to summer – totally bypassing spring! As you can see – Chubby up above is enjoying the weather and looks pretty comfy on the porch ledge! We were in the high 80’s earlier this week. Very unlike temps for this time of year in our area and we all (people and pets!) have been reveling in the warm sunshine!

With this summer like weather lately, I felt like a light and refreshing salad for dinner. I’ve had the Shrimp Caesar Salad bookmarked from Cooking Light (myrecipes.com) for a while and figured it was time to try it out. Unfortunately, I didn’t have croûtons or pine nuts here, so it was missing some ingredients – but I figured it wouldn’t matter much as I would probably be the only one who cared. I also had Chris help me out with some photography so I could have a few more pics this time!

Shrimp Caesar Salad
from myrecipes.com

Dressing:
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese (I used my microplane zester to grate this cheese, I just love it!)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)
1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced

Salad:
3/4 cup fat-free seasoned croutons
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, cooked and peeled
1 (10-ounce) package chopped romaine lettuce
3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
Chopped fresh chives (optional)

To prepare dressing, combine mayonnaise and next 7 ingredients (through garlic), stirring with a whisk.To prepare salad, combine croûtons, 2 tablespoons cheese, shrimp, and lettuce in a large bowl. Add dressing; toss well to coat. Top with pine nuts. Garnish with chives, if desired. Serve immediately.

4 servings (serving size: 3 cups salad and 2 1/4 teaspoons pine nuts)

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

6 Comments

  1. Vickie LeBlanc April 30, 2008 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I love caesar salad. I enjoy a lot of dressing on mine – yummy dressing on each and every little piece of lettuce.

  2. Bellini Valli April 30, 2008 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    This is one of my favourite summer salads HoneyB. I think kitty is lurking to get his paws on some as well:D

  3. Carrie April 30, 2008 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    awwww, nothing’s better than cute kitty pictures! 🙂

  4. RecipeGirl April 30, 2008 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    I love shrimp in a caesar!

    The weather can’t make up its mind here in So. Cal. It was 100 degrees on Sunday, and now it’s soup weather again!!

  5. Kevin May 2, 2008 at 12:54 am - Reply

    Adding shrimp to a caesar salad is a great idea!

  6. GrannyLooHoo May 7, 2008 at 5:03 am - Reply

    The salad looks awesome AND I love your kitty!

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