As the weather warms, you'll want to eat lighter and more fresh produce -- this salad is perfect for a spring dinner.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan of boiling salted water, cook snap peas until bright green, about 2 minutes. Reduce to a simmer, and add shrimp; cook until shrimp are opaque throughout, about 1 minute. Drain, and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking; set aside.

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  • Make dressing: In a blender, combine scallion whites, oil, lime juice, carrot, ginger, and cup water; blend until very smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  • In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, bell peppers, scallion greens, snap peas, and shrimp. Serve salad with dressing on the side or drizzled over the top.

Cook's Notes

To trim snap peas, cut off stem end with a knife. Or, if the string is especially tough, snap off stem end with fingers, and pull string down the pod.

Reviews (4)

31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2018
I read the reviews and reread the recipe. The cup of water is not included in the ingredients (and I have always seen water as an ingredient when it is part of the recipe) so I decided to ignore it in the directions. Guess what? The dressing was great!
Rating: Unrated
07/18/2012
I was diappointed in this recipe. The salad had wonderful ingredients though it was bland. I thought the dressing would perk it up but the dressing was not very good. As someone else said, a cup of water is way too much. I added 3/4 c and that was way too much. It was watery and not very tasty. The dressing needs somthing to perk it up.
Rating: Unrated
09/19/2010
The salad is beautiful but the dressing turned out awful. Very watery. Was it really suppose to be a whole cup of water?
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Rating: Unrated
05/21/2008
MMMMMMMMMMmmeeooowww. This is SOOO good. Took a bit longer than I thought, but I also had to put dishes in the dishwasher. I LOVE sugar snap peas, just never thought to put them with SHRIMP. I've emailed the recipe to a number of folks, too. Enjoy this one with some additional veggies and/or a simple dessert.