This summer salad is loaded with flavor, yet simple to make.

The grilled shrimp, mint and sliced strawberries are the perfect complement to one another. You can prepare the farro a day ahead – then just cover and chill. For a gluten-free option, eliminate farro from recipe.

What can I prep ahead to simplify the week?

Food prep doesn’t need to be mega creative or time-consuming. Instead, it should be practical and something that simplifies healthy eating. It doesn’t need to focus on preparing entire meals, like dinner. It can (and in our opinion should) be about prepping a few nourishing components that will be used to build meals throughout the week. 

That said, you may want to cook your farro, slice your strawberries and chop your mint on your food prep day or the night before. That way when it comes time to toss together your salad, you can do it in 10 minutes flat. This will help to reduce stress, save time and simplify dinner throughout the busy week. 

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BBQ Shrimp and Strawberry Mint Salad with Blue Cheese


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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This summer salad is loaded with flavor, yet simple to make. The grilled shrimp, mint and sliced strawberries are the perfect complement to one another. You can prepare the farro a day ahead – then just cover and chill. For a gluten-free option, eliminate farro from recipe.


Ingredients

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Main Ingredients:
Cooking Utensils:
  • skewers (to grill shrimp on)

Instructions

  1. Add shrimp and the BBQ sauce to a medium resealable plastic bag. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-low heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard BBQ marinade. Cook shrimp for 5 minutes per side, or until opaque. (For a pop in flavor, baste shrimp frequently with additional BBQ sauce.)
  3. While shrimp is cooking, plate spinach. Evenly divide and top spinach with freshly sliced strawberries, pistachios, farro, blue cheese and mint leaves. Drizzle 1/4 teaspoon of EVOO over each salad. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Remove shrimp from grill, divide evenly and top each salad. Enjoy!
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Notes

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

We recommend wild-caught shrimp and organic ingredients when feasible.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
Category :Recipes
Method :Grill, Make Ahead Meal, 30 Minute Meals
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