spiced shrimp over garbanzo bean salad

Moroccan Spiced Shrimp Over Garbanzo Bean Salad

Light and flavorful, yet very filling, this shrimp dish is an absolute winner. Perfect for an easy weekend lunch or brunch, or light dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings


For the shrimp

  • 1 lb uncooked shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Ras el Hanout seasoning
  • Juice from 1 lemon

For the Salad

  • 1 15 oz garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 4 Persian cucumbers
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp Ras el Hanout seasoning
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


For the shrimp

  1. Combine all ingredients, except the shrimp in a food processor or blender, and puree until well combined. Toss the marinade with shrimp in a large bowl, cover, and let sit about 30 minutes.

For the salad

  1. Grill shrimp on medium high heat, until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  2. Combine the salad ingredients together and toss to coat. Divide salad and shrimp evenly among four plates and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 6-7 shrimp and 1 cup salad?Each serving = 4 Smart Points

PER SERVING: 138 calories; 4g fat; 0.5g saturated fat; 16g carbohydrates; 4.5g fiber; 4g sugars; 10g protein