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Tropical Shrimp Salad with Mango Mint Lime Recipe

Tropical Shrimp Salad with Mango Mint Lime Recipe

 
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Ready in 35 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp regular or light olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz Boston lettuce
  • 2 carrots, shredded or spiralized
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 2 kiwi, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
 

Mango Mint Lime Dressing

  • 2 cups mango chunks
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp minced shallots
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint plus extra for garnish
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • unsweetened coconut flakes, optional
 

Directions

1. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet until hot. Add shrimp and cook on both sides until shrimp curls up and is cooked through; removed from skillet and set aside.
2. Cover four dinner plates with Boston lettuce leaves. Divide carrots, cherry tomatoes, pineapple, kiwi and avocado among the four plates, placing a pile of the shredded carrots in the center of each plate. Arrange cooked shrimp on top of carrots.
3. Make Mango Mint Lime dressing by placing mango, orange juice, lime juice, honey and ginger in a blender. Blend until smooth; drizzle in remaining 1/4 cup olive oil and blend until emulsified. Transfer dressing to a bowl and stir in minced shallots and chopped mint. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle dressing on top of salad and garnish with extra mint and coconut flakes, if desired.
 
Recipe by Jeanette Chen of