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Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Citrus Dressing

Healthy Fact of the Day

Shrimp is a low-calorie source of protein, while avocados provide healthy fats and an array of vitamins. Combined in a salad with a citrusy dressing, it's a refreshing and nutritious dish.

Ingredients

 

For the Citrus Dressing:

  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

 

For the Salad:

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens (e.g., spinach, arugula, or lettuce)
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish (optional)
  • Lime wedges for serving (optional)

 

Instructions

For the Citrus Dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper. Set aside.

 

For the Salad:

  1. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Thread the peeled and deveined shrimp onto skewers. Brush them with a little olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Grill the shrimp for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until they turn pink and opaque. Remove from heat.
  4. In a large salad bowl, combine the diced avocados, cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, and mixed salad greens.
  5. Drizzle the prepared citrus dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  6. Arrange the grilled shrimp on top of the salad.
  7. Garnish your Shrimp and Avocado Salad with fresh cilantro leaves and offer lime wedges on the side for an extra burst of flavor, if desired.
  8. Serve the salad immediately as a light and refreshing meal.



This Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Citrus Dressing is a perfect balance of flavors and textures, with the juicy shrimp and creamy avocado complemented by the zesty citrus dressing. Enjoy this healthy and delightful dish!

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