Tangy Shrimp with Feta and Tomato Salsa

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NOT JUST OLIVE OIL bloggers, Kelly and Areti, accept the Feta Challenge and with this recipe remind us that Feta cheese is not just delicious but healthy too.

Health Zone Mini Fact:
Feta Cheese boosts protein intake while adding rich tangy flavor
to any dish, without adding many calories.
Feta Cheese actually contains less calories than all other whole-milk
cheeses, except for ricotta and mozzarella.
When used in moderation feta cheese can be a healthy addition to any diet.

Health Zone Mini Tip:
If you are concerned about sodium levels, soak feta in clean water
for a few minutes and rinse thoroughly to greatly reduce sodium content.

Crumble feta cheese over green salads, pasta, in your favorite sandwiches
or any meat dish.

Try our recipe suggestion for an “almost raw” and
extra tangy version of the traditional Greek Saganaki:

TANGY SHRIMP WITH FETA CHEESE AND TOMATO SALSA

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Ingredients
20 large size raw shrimp with tail, shelled and de-veined (defrosted if frozen)
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
5 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, finely chopped and crushed
2 medium plum tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
100g/3 ½ oz crumbled feta cheese
¼ tsp freshly crushed black pepper

Garnish:
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped (or parsley)

Directions
Arrange all the shrimp in a shallow baking dish
(or skewer them on wooden sticks for the grill)

In a bowl whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and pour over the shrimp.
Cover and leave shrimp in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Heat a grilling pan (or grill) until very hot.
Cook shrimp just until color changes to pink on both sides,
(do not overcook, amount of time depends on shrimp size).

Serve shrimp on individual plates and top with the chopped tomatoes,
feta and black pepper.

Sprinkle the garnish evenly over the shrimp.

Serves 2 as a main dish, 4 as an appetizer

The founders and directors of www.notjustoliveoil.com aim to inspire healthy choices based on the traditional Mediterranean eating and living patterns. Read more on our About Us page!

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