Cajun Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • For the Shrimp:
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • Toppings:
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1½ cup corn kernels (or from 2 ears, roasted on 400 degrees F for 30 minutes)
  • 2 avocados, pitted and sliced
  • ¼-1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 8-9 cups lettuce of choice
  • Cilantro Lime Dressing:
  • Juice of 2 limes (4 Tbsp.)
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp mayo
  • 1 bundle of cilantro, finely chopped (~1/2 cup, packed)
  • ½ tsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. For the Shrimp: Peel your shrimp and place them in a large pan with 1 Tbsp olive oil. In a small bowl, combine and mix together all of the spices listed above. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the shrimp and turn on medium/high heat. Let them cook until completely pink all the way through ( should take about 10- 12 minutes)
  2. For the Salad: Clean and chop the lettuce. Top with prepared shrimp, tomatoes, corn, avocado, red onion.
  3. For the Dressing: Chop the cilantro very fine and combine with all the other dressing ingredients. Once combined, serve over the salad.
Recipe by Cook up Love at http://cookuplove.com/2018/05/04/cajun-shrimp-salad-with-cilantro-lime-dressing/