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25 November, 2015

Shrimp Avocado Lemon Salad

Posted in : Uncategorized on by : Cameron

Ok, so it’s November, nearly Thanksgiving, cold, and generally miserable outside. So why am I messing with salads? I have no good reason other than this is an idea that struck me. I felt like avocado was permanently mated to lime juice and, frankly, I was sick of it. Not sick of the flavor per se, just sick of the idea that nothing else got paired with it, citrus wise.

My goal with this was to change the flavor profile but keep it fairly light. The feta cheese lends a slightly Mediterranean flavor that I welcome now and then. The tomatoes, especially when halved red cherry tomatoes are used, lend a very nice contrast of color as well as flavor.

All in all, I’m happy with how this recipe turned out and the girlfriend approved so I believe this is a win!

Lemon Avocado Shrimp Salad Ingredients ready for assmbly. By Cameron

Lemon Avocado Shrimp Salad Ingredients ready for assmbly. By Cameron

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz Water
  • 1 medium tomato, diced or 1 c cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed, finely diced or for mild, substitute 1/4 of a bell pepper, chopped.
  • 1/4 c feta cheese
  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp, cooked, deveined & tails off chopped*
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 medium Hass avocado, diced (about 5 oz)
  • 1/4 c chopped onion
  • 1 tsp olive oil
Lemon Avocado Shrimp Salad partly assembled. By Cameron

Lemon Avocado Shrimp Salad partly assembled. By Cameron

Directions:

 

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

 

  1. In a large bowl combine chopped shrimp, avocado, tomato, jalapeño. Combine all the ingredients together, add cilantro and feta and gently toss. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Lemon Avocado Shrimp Salad made with Sungold Cherry Tomatoes. By Cameron

Lemon Avocado Shrimp Salad made with Sungold Cherry Tomatoes. By Cameron

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