I had just been complaining about how slow out magazine were in getting here this month and today, they nearly all showed up! (Maybe I should complain more often…?) I was reading through the July 2011 issue of Real Simple and there are some great sounding fresh, summery sounding recipes.
I was immediately intrigued by the recipe on page 190, Spiced Chicken Salad with Plums and Chickpeas. After a few quick substitutions for ingredients I had on hand and we had a wonderfully inspired salad for dinner.
The salad was so tasty, and the dressing and marinade could easily be used on other meats/fish or veggies. I also, really loved the colors of this salad, everything was so bright and absolutely delicious. I only marinaded the shrimp for about 30 minutes, since they are a little more ‘fragile’ than the recipe’s original chicken. And it was so fast and easy to make. I will definitely be making this again. And again.
Spiced Shrimp Salad with Plums & Chickpeas (inspired by Real Simple July 2011 p. 190)
- 10 large shrimp, deveined, de-shelled
- 1 medium red onion, half coarsely chopped and half sliced
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 tsp. garam masala
- 1/2 C. greek yogurt
- 1/4 C. + 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
- Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 large handfuls arugula
- 1/2 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed
- 1 plum, pitted and thinly sliced