Low-Carb Living ~ Zesty Lime Shrimp & Avocado Salad

Friday, July 20, 2012

It is HOT here in Nebraska -- I know most of you are dealing with the same hot and dry weather. Salads have been in order here -- lots of them. I had a different recipe prepared to blog today and then we had this for supper last night -- OH. SO. GOOD. Perfect for these relentless summer days!
Zesty Lime Shrimp & Avocado Salad
(Printable Version)

1 lb medium cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined and chopped
1 medium tomato, diced
1 hass avocado, diced
1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced fine
1/4 cup chopped red onion
Juice of 2 limes
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
sea salt and fresh pepper

In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, pinch of 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, jalapeƱo. Combine all the ingredients together, add cilantro and gently toss. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

The orginal recipe says this is 4 servings -- #1 son and I ate it ALL -- 2 servings came in at 439 calories and 6.25 net carbs (stats figured at Fatsecret) -- very filling and DELICIOUS!! I will be making this again and again as we serve out the dog days of summer.
When I use a recipe that I have gleened from the interenet, I always try to give the original poster credit -- well, this recipe is all over the net and I am not sure it's origins except that I kept seeing that it is a Weight Watchers recipe -- if that is so, THANK-YOU Weight Watchers for a GREAT LOW CARB recipe :)

Sharing at Michael's Foodie Friday, Honey's Potpourri Friday and Sall's Farm Fresh Friday!