Salads For Dinner


 Shrimp Salad In Cantaloupe Rings

2 servings


8 oz cooked shrimp, diced into small pieces

¼ cup finely chopped onion

¼ cup finely chopped green bell pepper

1 celery stalk, finely chopped

1 hard-boiled egg, chopped

2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

Salt and pepper to taste

2 center-cut slices of cantaloupe kept in circles, about 1-inch thick, peeled and seeded


Combine the salad ingredients in a mixing bowl. Chill in the refrigerator for several hours.

Place a cantaloupe circle on each of the two plates. Divide the shrimp salad in half and pole into the cantaloupe rings and serve with the Zucchini Salad and muffins.


Zucchini Salad

2 servings



1 medium zucchini, sliced into very thin circles

1 small shallot, finely chopped

1/4 cup toasted walnuts

1/4 cup dried cranberries

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Lemon Vinaigrette

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 small garlic clove, grated

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste

Freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon honey

1/4 to 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil


Whisk together the dressing ingredients and set them aside.

In a medium serving bowl, combine the salad ingredients. Add half the dressing and mix well. Use the remaining dressing for another recipe. 


Mini Corn Muffins


1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cornmeal

1 tablespoon sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

2 tablespoons canola oil


Combine the cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, flour, and salt in a bowl. Whisk in the egg substitute, milk, and oil together.

Fill your mini muffin cups with batter up to three-fourths full.

Set your oven to 400 degrees F. Place the muffin cups inside the oven then let them cook for ten to twelve minutes or just until the toothpick inserted at the middle of the muffin does not have anything sticking to it when pulled out. Then allow them to cool down for five more minutes then place them on the wire rack.

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