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Shrimp Goat Cheese Watermelon Salad Stack

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Refreshing take on a traditional caprese salad. If you don't have a ring mold cut into squares or triangles instead. The key is flat watermelon pieces 1/4-inch thick."
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35 m servings 584
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 salad stacks)


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  1. Preheat oven to 430 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Season shrimp all over with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, smoked paprika, and chipotle pepper powder. Set shrimp into a baking dish.
  3. Bake shrimp in the preheated oven until bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 8 minutes.
  4. Use a ring mold (slightly larger in diameter than the diameter of the goat cheese slices) to cut watermelon into circle shapes. Cut circle shapes into twelve 1/4-inch thick slices.
  5. Place a slice of watermelon on a plate. Top with 1 slice cheese, 1 slice watermelon, 1 slice cheese, 1 slice watermelon, 2 shrimp, respectively, to form a salad stack. Repeat with remaining watermelon slices, cheese, and shrimp. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over each stack and garnish with basil.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute regular paprika for smoked paprika, if desired.
  • Nutrition:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of watermelon. The actual amount of watermelon consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 584 calories; 19.1 88 26.3 109 669 Full nutrition

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Sistahs...dis is long. I wanted to make this lovely salad to take to an Easter dinner. Got everything ready but alas...forgot to buy shrimp. Sent Sparky to store for shrimp. When I went to assem...

I didn't have the time or energy to deal w/the rings and cutting, so I just made this into a salad by doing even sized cubes, and served on a bed of lettuce. Not as pretty or cool as having it ...

Talk about flavor combo I wasn't expecting, these flavors are just so good together.