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Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Dressing Recipe
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Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Dressing Recipe

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This pretty salad has such authentic flavor, you'll think you're sitting at a beachside cantina in Acapulco. —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried cilantro flakes
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 5 cups chopped hearts of romaine
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 305 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 8g fiber), 15g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients until blended. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, chili powder, salt and cumin; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat.
  2. In a bowl, combine romaine, corn, peas and red pepper; drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Top with avocado and shrimp. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette in Quick & Light Bookazine 2014, p5

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.


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vj221979 User ID: 5329286 229515
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"Very good, makes a good wrap too. I used a frozen bag of corn/black bean mix."

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EvelynB User ID: 2905078 228811
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

"Very good. Had fresh lettuce from the garden."

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ktype User ID: 4188985 228784
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"This was good, but it needed some zip. Will I make it again? Yes, because it was easy."

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 221855
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"Wonderful light flavor. Dressing was superb. Left out the corn and peas due to family preferences but didn't miss them."

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jayshouse User ID: 5897416 217374
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"This was quite tasty! We had this for dinner and even the meat eating hubby loved it"

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Summy User ID: 1386846 217075
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"The shrimp alone was amazing! I only had romaine, red pepper and avocado, and added some chopped jicama...and the salad dressing was so good I will make it many times. I'll bet the corn and peas would make this even better if I'd had any. Sangria sounds like a great drink on the side McbrideDavisvl. :)"

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McbrideDavisvl User ID: 7294879 216825
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"Overall a very light dish calorie wise. It was okay. The dressing needed help; too bland for my taste. To spice things up, I added a tablespoon of light ranch dressing. Very pretty salad. The corn, peas and avocado were a nice touch. Sangria goes well, too."

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