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HCG Phase 2 Recipes: HCG Grilled Shrimp Salad

This 'Grilled Shrimp Salad' for phase 2 of the HCG diet is one of my favorites! It's fresh, clean, and taste amazing when topped with the right type of salad dressing!HCG Diet Grilled Shrimp Salad Recipe

  • 100 grams (3.5 ounce) medium sized shrimp
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 grissini stick (see the kinds we recommend here)
  • 2 cups of lettuce
  • 2 tbsp your chosen type of HCG safe salad dressing (see the kinds we recommend here)

First, make sure you have the correct type of shrimp. We recommend using pre-cooked, medium size thawed shrimp (in the frozen food section). If you have fresh or non-precooked shrimp simply boil the shrimp to thoroughly cook before grilling. Large sized shrimp take about 5-7 minutes to boil, medium sized shrimp take about 3-4 minutes to boil. 

Next, skewer the shrimp.  If using wood skewers, make sure they were pre-soaked for at least an hour before use.

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Then, in a small bowl mix together the spices (salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne pepper) until well combined. Next, sprinkle or rub the spice mixture onto the shrimp skewers. Then, preheat a non-stick surface such as a george foreman grill, out-door bbq grill, or similar. Sear both sides of the shrimp over high heat for 1-2 minutes a side.. Remember the shrimp is already cooked, and this step is just for the sear. Do not overcook the shrimp or it may become tough. Remove the shrimp from grill when ready, set aside to cool. 

Once the shrimp are cooled, remove from skewers and place in a medium sized bowl. Cut lettuce into bite-sized pieces (about 1/4 inch) and add to the same bowl. You can choose any type of lettuce for this recipe, we used romaine lettuce and it turned out great!

Add your chose type of HCG safe salad dressing to the bowl with the shrimp and lettuce. Toss until well combined. For this recipe we used the Simple Girl brand of HCG Diet Safe Vinaigrette Dressing. Transfer the salad mixture to a serving dish. Serve with any flavor of grissini stick (original, garlic, or multi-grain), for this recipe we used the original flavor grissini sticks). If you want to get really fancy, break the grissini stick into smaller pieces and sprinkle over the salad for an add crunch, like croutons. 

This recipe is safe for phase 2 of the HCG diet and counts as 1 vegetable serving, 1 'carb' serving, and 1 protein serving.

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