Applebee’s Grilled Shrimp Salad is delicious with hot bacon vinaigrette and healthy, fresh spinach leaves.
As long as you put the fattening dressing on the side, and hold the bacon, it’s a diet-friendly salad. For my review, I just ordered their creamy avocado dressing on the side. But I also taste-tested the hot bacon vinaigrette which reminded me of hot German potato salad.
I liked the roasted red peppers in the Applebee’s Grilled Shrimp and Spinach Salad, but felt they went a little overboard with too many pieces of red onions. I’d request they go easy or hold the onions, depending if you like onions. The toasted almonds added a nice crunch and some health benefit to the already healthy spinach salad.
My favorite part of the Applebee’s Grilled Shrimp and Spinach was the hot grilled shrimp. They gave me plenty of shrimp, and it was still sizzling.
But if you are trying to be a virtuous dieter by eating salads, you may be in for a rude awakening:
Applebee’s Grilled Shrimp and Spinach Salad calories: A full-size Applebee’s Grilled Shrimp and Spinach Salad including dressing has 1,050 with 72 grams of fat.
Applebee’s Grilled Shrimp and Spinach Salad nutritional facts: The salad has 2,530 mg of sodium, 68 grams of carbs, 13 grams of fiber and 50 grams of protein.
I ordered the half, which without dressing, has 450 calories and 34 grams of fat.
In comparison, a full serving of the Applebee’s California Shrimp salad has 730 calories and 61 grams of fat. The California salad boasts the creamy avocado dressing, which is fairly neutral in taste, but refreshing.
The California Shrimp Salad has grilled shrimp, avocado, bacon, black olives, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes on Bibb lettuce. A half size of the Applebee’s California Shrimp Salad contains 510 calories with 41 grams of fat, but even better, the half without dressing has 330 calories and 22 grams of fat.
Better salad on a diet at Applebee’s: Asian Crunch Salad with 490 calories and 9 grams of fat
Best salad on a diet at Applebee’s: The Paradise chicken salad from the Weight Watchers menu has 6 points or 340 calories and 4.5 grams of fat.
Although you would expect it to be better, the grilled chicken Caesar salad still has 820 calories with 57 grams of fat or, if you get the smaller size, 370 calories and 10 grams of fat without dressing. In comparison, a small Caesar salad without dressing has 90 calories and 3.5 grams of fat.
Other salads on the Applebee’s menu include the Pecan-Crusted Chicken salad and the Santa Fe Chicken salad.
For taste, I give the Applebee’s Grilled Shrimp and Spinach Salad 4 out of 5 stars. For nutrition, I give the half size a 4 out of 5 and the full size 2 out of 5.
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