Mexican Shrimp Salad
Quick and easy Mexican inspired shrimp salad with fresh bold add ins including roasted corn, black beans, shredded cheese and of course guacamole.
- Guacamole see recipe notes or sliced avocado
- Pice De Gallo see recipe notes
- 2-3 heads of Shredded Romaine Lettuce or 1 cup romaine and 1 cup mixed greens.
- Handful Mexican Shredded Cheese ie:Monterey jack cheese
- 1 ¼ cup black beans canned and drained
- 1 cup of frozen corn
- ½ lb shrimp peeled and de-veined
- ½½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 lime juiced, start with half and add more to taste
- 1¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper
- good tasting olive oil
In a bowl combine shrimp with the citrus, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Toss to combine, allow the shrimo to marinate for at least 15-20 minutes.
In a medium skillet over high heat with a small amount of olive oil. Add the shrimp and sauté until pink and fully cooked. About a minute or two per side. Remove and set aside. Drain and rinse the canned black beans. Thaw the frozen corn by adding it to a small skillet over medium high heat with a drizzle of olive oil, allow the corn to defrost and char.
In a large salad bowl combine the lettuce, corn, black beans, cheese, guacamole, pico, toss well. Add-in shrimp, garnish with cilantro and drizzle on habanero garlic vinaigrette** see notes, if using. Serve and enjoy!
Ingredients: 6 garlic cloves, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 habanero chile de-seeded, 5 tablespoons chopped cilantro, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, 1 tablespoon, honey
Method: In a small saucepan, combine the garlic and 1/2 cup of the olive oil and simmer over low heat until the garlic is golden brown, about 8 minutes. Transfer the garlic to a blender and pour the oil into a glass measuring cup. Let the oil cool slightly. Add the habanero chile to the blender with 1/4 cup of the cilantro, the lime juice and honey and puree. With the blender on, slowly add the garlic olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
Simple Guacamole Recipe
Ingredients: 2-3 Hass avocados,1/4 red onion finely diced, 1/2 lime juiced, sea salt, fresh cracked black pepper.
Method: In a large bowl combine, avocados, diced red onion. Gently mix to your preferred texture. Taste and season with as much lime, salt, and pepper as needed.
Quick Pico de Gallo Recipe:
Ingredients: 3-4 ripe tomatoes, 1/2 white onion finely diced, 1 jalapeno finely diced, 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro, 1/4-1/2 lime juiced, fresh cracked pepper, and salt.
MethodIn a large bowl combine the tomatoes,jalapeño white onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Gently toss to combine, taste and season with salt as needed. For more kick add more jalapeno.