Thursday, April 4, 2013

Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Tangy Lemon Dill Dressing

I'm a by-the-book kind of cook. Just like most things in life I like a plan with well written words ready to follow.  I don't often improvise in my kitchen and when I do I 'm typically just adjusting the amount of ingredients or tweaking small things. Last night was a successful attempt at a real recipe and it was completely unintentional. Very unlike me ;) 

I have been craving shrimp ever since Easter at my parents where my Dad bought himself a single serve pack of shrimp and in a moment of serious hunger, my siblings and I devoured it. (HA) Okay, back to my recipe... :) So shrimp. I've been wanting it badly but wasn't sure how I wanted to prepare it.  When in doubt, I learned that you should just start throwing things into a bowl and voila! You *might* have a delicious meal.  This was a win! The hubs was thrilled and I will definitely be making this again. Yummy salad goodness. 

After posting this on Instagram and Facebook promising a recipe for the dressing I realized uh...I didn't really have a recipe.  Read that whole throwing things in a bowl thing above.  :) The recipe I came up with tonight is better than the one we had last night. I am also eager to attempt it with chicken or other fish.  It's bombdiggity amazing! If you try it, please let me know what you think! I'm pretty proud of this little improvisation and if anything it taught me that exploring my cupboards and kitchen are OKAY and hey, I might even have a recipe of my own up my sleeve! (or a few, we'll see!)

Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Tangy Lemon Dill Dressing
Serves 2 * Calories: 270 * Carbs: 19g * Fat: 13g * Protein: 23g (with dressing below)

2-3 cups of romaine, chopped
2-3 cups of spinach
1 avocado, cubed
4 stalks celery, chopped
½ small red onion, chopped
½ lb cooked, deveined shrimp (I used 41-50 ct)
Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers etc, optional

Cut the tail off of the shrimp. Combine ingredients in a bowl and toss with dressing.  Serve and enjoy!

 I am really eager to hear what you think so SHARE if you love it! 

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