Sunday, July 15, 2012

Lime Shrimp Salad

This salad is as delicious as it is beautiful! It's what I call a "company worthy" dish. Perfect for when you're in the mood for a light summer dinner. If you plan on serving more than four people you will want to double the recipe. Cool, crisp,and so, so good! Enjoy!

1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp grated lime zest
1/2 tsp sugar
2/3 cup olive or vegetable oil
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 Lbs new potatoes, skin on and quartered
2 Tbs chopped green onion
1 Lb  un-peeled shrimp (I use peeled/deveined shrimp)
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 avocado, sliced
1 tomato, cut into wedges

Directions: In a small bowl, whisk together first 7 ingredients until well blended. Set aside.

In a large sauce pan, cook potatoes in boiling water for about 10 minutes or until tender; drain. Toss warm potatoes, green onion, and 1/2 of lime marinade until coated. Marinate, covered, in fridge, for about an hour, stirring occasionally.

Boil water in a medium saucepan. Place shrimp in and remove pot from heat. Let stand, covered, 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink; drain. Peel and devein. (If using peeled/deveined shrimp you will skip this step.) In a medium bowl, toss shrimp with 1/4 of the marinade. Cover, place in fridge, and let marinate about an hour, stirring occasionally.

Line a serving platter with lettuce leaves, and mound potatoes in the center. Dip avocado slices into remaining marinade. Arrange avocado slices, shrimp, and tomatoes around potatoes. Drizzle with remaining marinade. Serves 4.

Recipe Adapted From: Coastal Living
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  1. Lime + Shrimp = AWESOME!
    new follower from the hop.

  2. Love your photo and recipe. I am also a new follow from Addicted to recipes Linky Sunday Blog hop.

  3. Looks amazing! Thanks for linking up at Mealtime Monday!


  4. Looks really good. I am a new follower would love a follow back at

  5. So glad you linked up! I saw this come up on my news feed last night and was hoping you'd link it up today. It looks awesome!

  6. Yummy! And healthy...adding to my recipes. Thanks!!

  7. oh I love this dish!!! is beautiful and company worthy. thank you!! I have never added potatoes...they look nice too...thanks!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  8. Yum yum. I pretty much like anything with Shrimp or Lobster in it :D
    Coming over from Scrumptious Sunday. Would love it if you link this up with Piquant Potluck

  9. Lovely salad. It would be great if you linked it in to today's Food on Friday which is collecting salad recipes.

  10. Good morning Leslie! Thank you for sharing this beautiful salad at Scrumptious Sunday! You're being featured this week! Congrats! Come by and check it out :-)

  11. Both your links are great. I am so excited at the huge collection of salad ideas!


  12. The recipes that you have posted look delicious! I'm a new follower after finding you on Saturday Link and Greet. Please follow me back at:


  13. This looks so fresh, and so good! I have featured it this week on Makin' You Crave Monday! ~Crystal,

  14. Congrats on the feature on Mrs. Happy Homemaker! Again, this look amazing!


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