Grilled Shrimp, Grapefruit & Spinach Salad with Sweet Curry-Ginger Dressing

An unusual combination of flavors, for sure.

(This is my entry for Foodie Friday. Brought to us by our darling host Michael on her delightful blog "Designs by Gollum". Please click the logo to visit Michael's blog!)

Now ~ on to the details about the salad and how it came to be:

Many times, rather than make a run to the store, I'll look in the fridge and pantry to find pleasing flavor combinations from what is on hand.

Yesterday, with the mercury climbing to 107 degrees (F) was one of those occasions when going down into the heat of the town was out of the question.

We really liked this one!
Light, fresh and low in calories~ perfect for dinner on a hot, hot day.

Grilled Shrimp, supremes of grapefruit (pure fruit, no pith or chewy membranes), toasted pecans, sweet red pepper rings, baby spinach and the interesting sweet curry and ginger dressing made the salad light, but bursting with a good balance of flavors and textures.

It's a good one to make all year round, but especially refreshing in the summer.
The dressing is simply grapefruit juice, a very little bit of oil, honey or agave syrup, freshly grated ginger, Madras curry powder, a touch of dry mustard and sea salt are whisked together.

Again, this is another one of my flexible recipes, you could easily substitute orange segments or sliced fresh pears for the grapefruit supremes.

Of course the dressing can be adjusted to your own taste; if you'd like the general proportions I used in a printable format it can be found on my recipe blog by clicking

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  1. Mari, thanks so much for this fresh, delightful dish. It's just the thing for a hot, sultry summer night.

  2. Absolutely delicious! Your photography is beautiful. I will have to spend more time exploring here!

  3. Oh, my, this looks delicious and so refreshing! Lately I have been loving grapefruits and grapefruit juice. Salads and shrimp are always favorities around here, so I will give this a try.

  4. This sounds wonderful. I love finding new ways to prepare shrimp.

  5. Oh my goodness....this looks so good. My post today is about grilled shrimp also...we fix it often and I just love your combinations here! This is defintely going to be a salad we try!
    Elaine :)

  6. What a great dish for our hot summer nights! Thanks!

  7. Mari, I wish that I was as brave as you are when combining ingredients...this looks wonderful...and the photography is perfection as usual....

  8. Your pictures look great. Just what I want to eat during the hot summer months:)

  9. What a refreshing sounding (and looking) dish for a hot summer's day. Your blog is inspiring.

    I'm just getting around to my blog again after being away for a couple of weeks. I put up another blueberry recipe! I freeze so many blueberries in the summer because I eat them almost every morning with yogurt and nuts for my breakfast. And I love to make bars and muffins with them too.


  10. MMMMM, this sounds wonderful! I will be making this one! Thanks!!!! Pinky

  11. This looks and sounds wonderful, I love fruit in my salads... I will be trying this one Thank You.

  12. Hey Mari, just wanted stop by to say that my eldest son walked by while I was looking at your post and he was drooling over your grilled shrimp! Shrimp of any kind is his favorite!
    Great pics!

  13. Beautiful. We made shrimp on skewers recently and we put them on just like yours.

  14. I love everything that's on that plate....Christine

  15. Everything looks simply beautiful- the food, your photography- it is just awesome.


  16. Gosh darn, I don't have the curry powder, but I actually do have everything else on hand. I was going to make that berry spinach salad with blackberries instead of strawberries, We'll think of something...if you have a suggestion - pass it along. ~ Robyn

  17. I swear your photos are 3D! They are popping out of my screen! The colours, the crisp photography, the presentation ... doesn't get any more perfect than this.

  18. This sounds and look so refreshing! A keeper!

  19. The three S's —Shrimp, Salad and Summer! This sounds wonderful; curry-ginger is my favorite dressing, so this is a must try for me.

  20. Thanks so much for this fresh, summer dish...very interesting combination. Have a great weekend!

  21. The grapefruit dressing sounds so refreshing! 107!!!!--don't melt! As always thank you for the recipes--especially printer friendly!

  22. Mari...I so wish I had made your shrimp dish was hot and muggy again, so we got takeout!!

    Your pictures are always so enticing and crisp. As I was trying to photograph my Lavender Sugar yesterday, I kept thinking..."what would Mari do? and "how would Mari do it"...and then, "HOW does Mari do it???" One day you'll have to give us a primer...pretty please!

  23. Mary there isn't anything that you prepare that isn't picture perfect. I'd be happy to eat everything you make.


  24. I completely missed foodie friday, even crated a post and everything then life got busy and then it was too late. Anyway, I love this recipe. We have been eating lots of salads lately and I have to get creative to keep things interesting. I like this combination. Thanks.

  25. This really looks great. Thanks for posting. I hope you will join me this week for Crock Pot Wednesday. Mister Linky will be up and ready for you on Tuesday. Thanks again


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