Greek Shrimp and Artichoke Salad

by jerseygirl on July 12, 2011 · 18 comments

Yesterday was hot and today is supposed to be even hotter in NJ. The temperatures are predicted to reach 100. When it is this hot, I don’t feel like cooking a big meal. A salad and some ice cream is my perfect dinner. But to make a salad for the husband is another story. I decided to make a big hearty salad with shrimp and artichokes . Guess what? The hubby liked it and didn’t go to bed hungry. I have to say, I was very full after eating the salad myself and forgot about the bowl of ice cream. You can vary the ingredients as I use whatever produce I have but I loved this Greek salad combination. I cooked the shrimp myself as they only take 5 minutes but you can also buy cooked shrimp at your local grocery store.

Greek Shrimp and Artichoke Salad

1 TBS olive oil
1 TBS Greek seasoning (or you can use all purpose seasoning)
1 pound large cleaned shrimp
1/2 cup white wine
6 cups mixed salad greens
1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained and cut in half
2 small cucumbers, sliced
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
1/2 cup Kalamata olives
3 ounces crumbled feta cheese
2 TBS olive oil and 2 TBS balsamic vinegar plus more if necessary

In a medium sized frying pan, heat olive oil. Mix together the seasoning with the shrimp and saute for 2 minutes. Add wine and cook for another minute or two or until shrimp turn pink. Refrigerate shrimp if desired and reserve extra juice in pan. On a plate arrange the greens, artichoke hearts, cucumbers, grape tomatoes and olives. Sprinkle with the feta cheese. Add a few TBS of oil and vinegar to the reserved liquid in the pan to make the dressing. Add extra if necessary. Top the salad with the dressing then the shrimp. This can be make on one big platter or individual plates. Makes 2 to 3 large size meal servings or 4 smaller servings.

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That Girl July 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

It's finally starting to cool down to summer temperatures here.


Erica July 12, 2011 at 11:21 am

Josh is an artichoke fanatic! He would be all for this salad. A big salad is the perfect summer meal. Hope you're doing well!


vanillasugar July 12, 2011 at 11:36 am

lisa- perfect hot weather food! and it won't make you all groggy afterwards.


The Japanese Redneck July 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I luv all those ingredients. I could eat my weight in the kalamata olives.


Kathleen July 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm

My hubby has the same view on salad for dinner. This looks fabulous. I think even he would love this for dinner! Bookmarked! Thanks for sharing!


Shelby July 12, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I like to cook the shrimp myself too – mostly because I can season it my way when I do that. 🙂 Your salad looks yummy! Definitely perfect for these hot days we are having.


Patsy July 12, 2011 at 10:42 pm

What a fantastic salad!!! I could go for that with the high temps we've been having lately.


Aggie July 12, 2011 at 11:16 pm

This is perfect! I love the way you feel after eating a salad like this! Hope you are having a nice summer Lisa!


Jeanette July 13, 2011 at 12:56 am

Lisa – I agree, when it's so hot outside, I don't feel like cooking either…salads are the way to go. I've been pleasantly surprised too – my husband now eats salads for dinner too!


Marla {family fresh cooking} July 13, 2011 at 10:15 am

This is my kinda salad especially with all that protien 🙂


Allison July 13, 2011 at 11:01 am

I love Greek salad. I am always searching for a salad hearty enough for hubs but full of veggies and flavors for me. Love the addition of shrimp. Yum.


kat July 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

A tasty summer salad!


Mary July 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm

What a perfect summer meal, Lisa. It looks delicious. It would be welcome at any table. I hope you have a great evening. Blessings…Mary


Velva July 13, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I know there has been a heat wave that has swept the northeast. Hopefully, you will return to milder temps soon. In the meantime, this is a perfect meal to serve up when it's really hot.



Kathy - Panini Happy July 14, 2011 at 10:06 am

I've got this flagged to try next week! I've sort of started a Salad Night once a week – I haven't been much of a salad eater in the past but I've been really getting into dinner salads. Love the flavors here – thanks for sharing!


black eyed susans kitchen July 14, 2011 at 10:58 am

Lisa, This recipe is all of our favorite foods combined…delicious!!


London Cleaners July 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I like this salad a lot, I will try it tomorrow on my garden party!


mom in rome July 15, 2011 at 10:29 am

I love artichokes and shrimps! the two together must be delicious!!!


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