I received free samples of Sabra Spreads mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
These cool and creamy garlic herb shrimp sandwiches with green apple taste fancy enough to serve for dinner, yet are simple enough to make for a quick lunch.
One of our favorite recipes is New England Shrimp Po Boys. Cooked shrimp gets tossed in mayo, old bay seasoning, and an easy lemon vinaigrette before being placed in lightly grilled (white bread) hot dog buns. While delicious, these sandwiches are way too high in fat and calories to justify them as an every-day kind of meal. But thanks to Sabra’s new Garlic and Herb Sandwich Spread, those rich po boys may be replaced by these equally delicious yet much healthier garlic and herb shrimp sandwiches!
In case you missed my post Monday (the easiest chicken salad sandwich featuring Sabra’s Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper Spread. . so yummy!), Sabra has released a new line of sandwich spreads. These sandwich spreads are essentially what would happen if you combined mayo and hummus: creamy, spreadable, versatile, and packed with flavor! Nutrition-wise these spreads knock mayo out of the park: they have 75% less fat, fresher ingredients, and only 35 calories per tablespoon. Plus, they come in a convent squeeze bottle – love having extra room in my fridge!
While I honestly find all three flavors to be delicious (Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper, Garlic and Herb, and Honey Mustard), the Garlic and Herb is my favorite. Seriously, besides putting it on sandwiches, I’ve also been drizzling it over vegetable slices and whole grain crackers for a quick snack. But when trying to decide what kind of sandwich to make, I knew from the first taste that it had to be a spin on the New England Po Boys.
The Garlic and Herb Spread provides both the creaminess of the mayo and the savory flavor of the old bay seasoning. To balance out the spread, I added a squeeze of lemon juice and a few slices of green apple. If shrimp and green apple sounds weird to you, please just trust me on this one. The apples provide an awesome crunch and tartness that is essential to round out this sandwich.
Another bonus? The traditional po boy, besides being less healthy, was also a bit time-consuming – usually took us about 45 minutes to pull the whole thing together. But thanks to using pre-cooked shrimp, this sandwich is ready in 10 minutes. Yes, imagine dinner ready in 10 minutes. And that is including taking the tails off of the shrimp. (Even if you have to cook raw shrimp, that will only add on about 4-5 minutes, so you’ll still be sitting down to dinner in about 15 minutes!)
So here’s a toast to spending more time actually enjoying your meal and less time preparing it!
- 1/2 lb deveined, cooked shrimp
- 1/2 cup Sabra’s Garlic Herb Spread
- Juice from 1/8 of a lemon (about 1/2 tsp)
- 1 green apple, sliced
- 6 slices whole wheat bread (for more of a po boy style you could also use 3 whole wheat hot dog buns)
- Remove tails from shrimp and rinse in a colander. Remove and place in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Add Garlic Herb Spread and lemon juice to the mixing bowl and stir well.
- Place a large scoop of shrimp on a slice of whole wheat bread. Add a couple green apple slices, then top with another slice of bread. Enjoy!
- This recipe is easily doubled or tripled.