Healthy Salads: Light Tapas Make It Easy to Keep It Low-Cal


This recipe for tapas with garlic shrimp and baby greens is a real crowd-pleaser.

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Stand: 10 minutes
Makes 12 servings

Tapas spread
4 ounces thinly sliced serrano ham
4 ounces Manchego cheese, sliced into thin triangles
1 (12-ounce) bottle roasted red peppers, sliced
1 cup assorted marinated olives
1 cup Marcona almonds
1 baguette or other good crusty bread

1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 rounded teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
10 cups baby salad greens

1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3/4 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
1/3 cup fino sherry (or dry white wine)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

1. For tapas spread: Arrange all tapas ingredients on a large platter.

2. For salad: Whisk together vinegar, honey, and mustard in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil, and add salt and pep­per; set aside. (Dress greens before serving.)

3. For shrimp: Toss the shrimp with 3⁄4 teaspoon salt; set aside for 10 minutes. Warm the olive oil in a large pan, and gently saute garlic over medium-low heat for 3 minutes or until fragrant and beginning to color.

Add shrimp, remaining 3⁄4 teaspoon salt, crushed red pepper, and smoked paprika; cook over medium heat, turning the shrimp occasionally, for about 3 minutes or until just cooked through.

Remove shrimp from pan with a slotted spoon.

Add sherry to pan, raise heat to high, and reduce liquid (about 2–3 minutes).

Add lemon juice, return shrimp to pan, and toss gently; sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately. (Serving size: 3⁄4 cup salad, 2–3 shrimp, and assorted tapas)

Calories 484; Fat 27g (sat 5g, mono 16g, poly 3g); Cholesterol 71mg; Protein 20g; Carbohydrate 40g; Sugars 2g; Fiber 3g; Iron 5mg; Sodium 1317mg; Calcium 186mg