Citrus Vinaigrette: Perfect Dressing For This Yummy Shrimp Salad

Citrus Vinaigrette: Perfect Dressing For This Yummy Shrimp Salad

I’ve been cleaning out my freezer the last few weeks and found some frozen shrimp in there.  I was trying to think of what I could do with some boiled shrimp and made this super delicious salad & citrus vinaigrette for lunch! I had to share.

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Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp orange zest*
  • 3 Tbs grapefruit or orange juice or a combination of the two (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 grapefruit, sectioned
  • 1 orange, sectioned
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2-4 Tbs. cilantro
  • 2-4 Tbs. sunflower seeds
  • 6 cups mixed lettuce greens
  • 1 lb boiled or steamed shrimp (sauteing in a little garlic would be delicious too!)

Directions

In a medium bowl combine olive oil, honey, juice if using, orange zest & salt until well blended. Add the grapefruit, orange, bell pepper, avocado, cilantro & sunflower seeds. Gently toss and pour on top of your lettuce greens. Then top with your shrimp and you are ready to go!

* This Microplane is by far my most favorite tool to zest citrus fruit with. I highly recommend it.

There are lots of other veggies you could add to this salad too, this is just what I had on hand at home. However, I think cucumber, radishes, and red or green onion would add a nice touch to this also.

If you wanted to add some spice you could chop up a jalapeno or add red pepper flakes to the dressing.

If you are making this for lunch you could get two servings out of it. As a side salad, I’d say probably 4 – 6 servings.

 

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  • What a great way to clean out the freezer and make a wonderful summer salad the whole family, and friends, can enjoy. This would be very impressive at a garden party. I have a cooking show and would love to guest blog with you.

    • admin says:

      😀 Thanks Kathleen! I’d love to work with you. I’ll send you a message!

  • Looks and sounds delish! Thanks for sharing this recipe

  • Summer, this recipe sounds awesome! I love everything you have in it so I am definitely going to make it this weekend. Thank you!

  • Time to get away from the steak and burgers. Will be sharing this.

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