Eating Right for Better Sight: Spinach Salad With Shrimp!

  • BY Susanne Bergstrom-Null

Fennel & Spinach Salad with Shrimp Recipe

What You Need:
(Serves 4)

  • 3 slices center-cut bacon
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fennel bulb (about 1/2 a medium bulb)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 (9-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

What to Do:

1. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings, and crumble. Add the shrimp to pan, and cook 2 minutes, turning once.
2. Combine bacon, 1 cup of fennel, grape tomatoes, red onion, and baby spinach in a bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add the shrimp and balsamic mixture to spinach mixture; toss well.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 274 | Protein: 27.5g | Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 13.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 5mg |


The best thing you can do for your eyes is to make sure your overall health stays strong by eating right. Dark, leafy vegetables contain nutrients such as lutein (LOO-teen) and zeaxanthin (zee-ah-ZAN-thin) that are particularly beneficial to the eyes. Astaxanthin (asta-ZAN-thin) is another super-antioxidant that has been linked to long-term eye protection. This red-pigmented carotenoid is abundant in certain fish and shellfish, including salmon, lobster, and shrimp.

We found a colorful and delicious spinach salad with shrimp courtesy of that is chock- full of nutrients that are good for the eyes. This dish also includes vitamin C-rich fennel. According to the American Optometric Association, vitamin C has been shown to lower the risk of developing cataracts.

If you liked this dish, check out our other great eye health recipes – our delicious green smoothie and scrumptious stuffed orange bell peppers.