Balsamic Shrimp with Bacon Mixed Green Salad

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I have been trying to eat healthier lately and cut out a lot of the needless carbohydrates that used to be in  my diet.  You might be asking, how can you talk about eating healthy when there is bacon in the recipe title.  Everything in moderation!  If you give up on all of your guilty pleasures you will end up over indulging at some point.  If you allow yourself small amounts of these items on a regular basis you are much more likely to stick with your plan.

2 slices center cut bacon, cut into lardons
14 oz. peeled and deveined shrimp
6 cups mixed greens
1 c. halved cherry tomatoes
4 T. fat free plain Greek yogurt
2 tsp. olive oil
8 T. balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper

Cook bacon in a non-stick skillet over medium heat until crisp.

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Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Add shrimp to drippings.  Sprinkle with pepper (no need to add salt since the bacon drippings provide plenty).

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Cook for approximately 2 minutes per side.  Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels alongside the bacon.

Combine yogurt, oil, and vinegar.  Blend with an immersion blender (or combine with a whisk).

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Place mixed greens in a large bowl.  Top with shrimp and tomatoes and drizzle with dressing.  Sprinkle bacon pieces over top.

Nutritional Information per
Calories: 291
Fat: 10.3
Carbohydrates: 16.2
Protein: 31.6

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About Amanda

Amanda Larson is a mother, wife, lawyer and aspiring cook. She truly believes that you can live green and eat well while sticking to a budget. Through her posts she shares her tips on how she does it!


  1. yum yum yum!!

  2. Looks do delicious! Shrimp & Bacon? Can't go wrong with either!

  3. Looks yummy… :-) A good additive might be strawberries ;-)

  4. Sounds and looks yummy! Unfortunately, the hubby is allergic to shrimp, so I only eat it when we go out to eat. :)

  5. tubbytelly at gmail dot com says:

    Do you come up with these yourself? It sounds and looks beyond delicious.

  6. wow, that sounds amazing! (though i don't know what cutting the bacon into “lardons” means) :)

  7. TubbyTelly- I never want to say I come up with recipes all by myself because I am addicted to the Food Network and Cooking Light… but no, this did no come from a cook book.

    Tara- lardons is a fancy frech term I learned from the Food Network that means pieces, lol :)

  8. I think it looks delicious and the addition of a little bacon increases the flavor while still keeping this a healthy meal option. More bang for your buck, as they say! I love this so much.

  9. Delicious, crispy shrimp and balasmic makes wonderful taste in the salad. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul Blog hop.

  10. This looks scrumptious! The perfect balance of flavor and healthy, wholesome ingredients. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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