Shrimp Avocado Salad

Recipe and Photo contributed by Ashley Huber, NWA Holistic Health & Life Coach candidate

Shrimp Avocado Salad

We always love it when our students decide to get creative in the kitchen or post their renditions of recipes they try out as part of their Holistic Health Coach training.  I especially got a kick out of Ashley’s comment (below) about being skeptical that this recipe, which she found online, could taste good without Old Bay Seasoning.  Being a Maryland girl, born and bred, she claims to add that famous spice blend of celery salt, paprika, crushed red pepper (and more) named for the Chesapeake Bay to just about everything.  Since her family also gave this dish the Thumb’s Up, we thought this very simple recipe was worth sharing with you.s

For those on a higher protein, low carb diet or practicing more of a paleo lifestyle, this sounds like a tasty option.  However, I would recommend that you buy only wild caught shrimp as farmed fish and seafood have been give processed feed and may contain less protein.  Ashley serves it sometimes in a whole grain wrap.  This can be eaten alone as a salad or wrapped in romaine or butter leaves to keep it low carb.  I have atlernated between vegetarian and vegan most of my adult life but occasionally have some shrimp or salmon, so I may try this one of these days. Let us know what you think.

Shrimp Avocado Salad

1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 lime, juice of
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp kosher salt, black pepper to taste
1 lb medium cooked, peeled shrimp
1 medium tomato, diced
medium hass avocados, diced
1 jalapeño diced fine
chopped cilantro

In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Let them marinate at least 5 minutes to mellow the flavor of the onion.

In a large bowl combine chopped shrimp, avocado, tomato, jalapeño.

Combine all the ingredients together, add cilantro and gently toss. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Ashley’s comments:

I add a bit more onion because as a family we love onion. I also eyeball my cilantro until it is evenly distributed. Then throw a pinch more because I love cilantro. If you don’t like spicy just eliminate the jalapeño. 

I love a good shrimp salad. Being from Maryland I also love my shrimp salad to have a lot of Old Bay seasoning in it. When I saw this recipe I was skeptical that it would be good without Old Bay, but it is delicious. The lime and cilantro give it the perfect flavoring. We serve ours on a whole grain wrap or by itself. Next time I think I’ll add some black beans to the mix! A recipe that even the kids love!! 

 

 

 

LindaJoy Rose (Academy Founder and Natural Wellness Expert)

LindaJoy Rose, PhD is a therapist, author, professional speaker, international trainer, and healthy living expert with over 25 years of experience. As the former Director of International Development for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, she is a pioneer in the field of subconscious dynamics and clinical hypnotherapy, implementing training and certification in many countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Dr. LJ has appeared numerous times as the Healthy Living expert with the Tampa NBC affiliate and syndicated Daytime TV show, local media coverage, and over 100 videos on the super-information site, eHow.com.

She is the author of eight books, including Your Mind: The Owner’s Manual and Raw Fusion Living: Recipes for Health Eating, Natural Weight Loss and Anti-Aging, and contributes regularly to the popular worldwide news service, The Huffington Post.

With a grant from the Astra-Zeneca Foundation, Rose successfully launched a healthy lifestyle retraining program at one of the nation’s largest and most respected clinics. Having overcome a debilitating auto-immune disorder through lifestyle changes and self-care, she subsequently developed a practical and delicious eating philosophy and teaches popular classes with food demonstrations, world-wide.

In 2013, she launched the online and onsite Natural Wellness Academy with certifications in Holistic Health and Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy and with students and graduates in almost 20 countries.

The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Dr. Rose is also a volunteer docent at the Florida Holocaust Museum and resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and 4 furry companions.

"From training therapists internationally in the fields of psychology and hypnotherapy to being an online mentor for two West Coast Universities, to founding the Natural Wellness Academy, teaching has always been my passion, I enjoy nothing more than informing and inspiring prospective coaches and therapists."

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