Shrimp Avocado Salad

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There are some people who are always on the lookout for a quick and easy meal. One that tastes just as good as the time that was saved. Even better- a recipe that can also be used for meal planning!

The creamy texture of the avocado blends well with the crunchiness of the cucumbers peppered in with the occasional cayenne spiced shrimp. To elevate the experience, consider adding some sliced almonds or feta cheese.

The elements of this salad are very simple (serving size varies based on amount of ingredients):

  • Salad greens: spinach leaves, spring mix (neutral), romaine lettuce (crunchy) or try arugula (spicy bite)
  • Avocado: diced (Pro tip: you can tell a ripe avocado by removing the nub of the stem; if it is ripe it will be green underneath, if overripe then it will be brown, and if it isn’t ready then the nub wont come off)
  • Cucumber: peeled and diced
  • Shrimp: 1 pound seasoned with cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, pepper, and tossed in a tablespoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice; sauté for about two minutes per side or until pink
  • Other options: sliced almonds, raisins, cranberries, figs, feta cheese, black beans, tomatoes 

Simply toss all of these ingredients together and drizzle with olive oil, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper!

**Remember: avocados have more potassium than bananas! Remember that the next time you hear someone say they are low on potassium and need to eat more bananas (which are carb heavy!).

Click here to read about my Asian Inspired Shrimp Salad with a Peanut Sauce for another variation.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s simple recipe of the day!

What other quick meal plan ready recipes would you like to see posted on the blog?

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Never Say Never!

It’s crazy when you sit back and look at how your opinions have changed over time over any subject, and in this case-food. In the past, I would have never dreamed of touching an avocado. Slimy. Tasteless. Mushy. Basically, that’s how I judged them. I even hated guacamole! What was I thinking haha. It’s funny because I’m not really sure when the transition occurred, just sometime in the past couple years. Well now, I am a hugeee fan of avocados. I love them in anything and everything, you name it whether it’s on turkey bacon wrapped hotdogs or even something as simple as a salad.

Something else that I recently tried out with avocados that my parents always eat is avocados with honey. Yup, only honey. Easiest snack you could ever make and it is just delicioussssss! So if you have any spare avocados sitting around and aren’t really sure what to do with them, just drizzle some of that sweet honey on top, grab a spoon, and dig in :)

Any other interesting ways you eat your avocados??