Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Zesty Lime, Shrimp and Avocado Salad

I made this salad today and let me tell you, it is good!

I made a few modifications when I was making mine and didn't use any of the measurements as I am one person and the recipe is for four people.

Click here for the original recipe.

Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 7/8 cup
Calories: 210.4 • Fat: 9.2 g • Protein: 25.1 g • Carb: 7.8 g • Fiber: 3.6 g • Sugar: 0.6

  • 1 lb jumbo cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped*
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced fine (I didn't use the Jalapeno as I am not a fan of heat, and a wuss when it comes to handling hot peppers)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 mango, chopped (I added this for more summer flavour)
  • Romaine lettuce (I plated mine on top of the lettuce to make it more salad like, less ceviche like)
  • 2 limes, juice of
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste

In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, pinch of salt and pepper. Let them marinate at least 5 minutes to mellow the flavor of the onion.

In a large bowl combine chopped shrimp, avocado, tomato, jalapeño. Combine all the ingredients together, add cilantro and gently toss. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Plate on ripped romaine lettuce.

It makes a great summer salad and it didn't take a lot of time to make, another bonus when you would rather be outside in the sun!

Let me know what you think!

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