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Avocado Shrimp Salad Recipe

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Ingredients for Cajun Shrimp:

1 lb medium shrimp 31-40 Count, peeled and deveined
1 tsp cajun spice
2 cloves garlic pressed or grated
Pinch of salt
2 Tbsp unsalted butter

Ingredients for Salad:

1 medium romaine lettuce 5-6 cups chopped
1/2 lb 3 medium Roma tomatoes, sliced
1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
1/2 English cucumber or 3 small, sliced
2 avocados peeled, pitted and sliced
1 cup corn kernels from 2 freshly cooked cobs

Ingredients for Cilantro-Lemon Dressing:

Juice of 1 large lemon 3 Tbsp
1/2 small bunch of cilantro 1/2 cup finely chopped or parsley
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp sea salt or 3/4 tsp table salt
1/8 tsp black pepper

Pat dry shrimp with paper towels and place in a medium bowl. Add 1 tsp cajun spice, 2 pressed garlic cloves, a pinch of salt and stir to combine. Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 Tbsp butter and once its melted and hot, add shrimp in a single layer. Sauté 2 minutes per side or just until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Chop, rinse and spin dry 1 medium head of romaine lettuce. You should end up with about 6 cups lettuce. Transfer that to a large mixing bowl. Now add 3 sliced tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, sliced cucumbers, 2 sliced avocados and 1 cup cooked corn.

To make the dressing, start with 3 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice, now finely chop about 1/2 cup of cilantro and stir that in. Add 3 Tbsp of olive oil and extra virgin has the best flavor. Season with 1 tsp salt and a generous pinch of black pepper and stir that together.

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10 minutes




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