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Zesty Shrimp Mango and Avocado Salad

Shrimp mango and avocado salad in clear bowl with copper serving spoon set on light blue and white background

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A zesty shrimp, mango, and avocado salad with plenty of lime and some jalapeño for a delicious bit of spice! This salad is incredible on its own or atop tortilla chips.

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb. large peeled and deveined raw shrimp, thawed if previously frozen
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 fresh mangoes, cubed
  • 1 fresh avocado*, cubed
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 medium fresh jalapeño, diced
  • 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • Juice from 2 juicy limes
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1.  Sauté shrimp: Rinse and drain the thawed shrimp. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add all of the shrimp in a flat layer on the bottom of the skillet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for two minutes, or until the bottom sides of the shrimp are opaque. Quickly flip all of the shrimp to cook the other side for another two minutes. The shrimp are done when their color is opaque. Immediately transfer the shrimp to a plate to avoid overcooking.
  2. Chop shrimp: Once cooled, cut each piece of shrimp into thirds.
  3. Salad: Combine mango cubes, avocado cubes, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, and salt in a large bowl. Add shrimp, and gently stir to combine.
  4. Eat: Serve by itself as a salad, or dip tortilla chips. Yum!

Notes

  1. *Avocado: I highly recommend chilling the avocado before you dice it. At room temp, the avocado is more susceptible to being smushed by other ingredients. That's still delicious, but the goal is to have it hold its shape and not turn into guacamole.
  2. Cubing and dicing sizes: In this salad, we want the shrimp, mango, and avocado chunks to be the same size, and not too small. So, we'll chop each piece of shrimp into thirds, and then try to dice the avocado and mango to about the same size as those pieces. Basically, dice them slightly larger than dice! The red onion, jalapeño, and cilantro pieces are intended to be smaller because they are supplemental to the other featured flavors (though just as important!).

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