Pescatarian Delight – Shrimp Avocado Salad
Recipe and Photo contributed by Ashley Huber, NWA Holistic Health & Life Coach candidate
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
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.
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!!