There’s nothing like a great tasting MEATLESS salad. I am all over eating meatless and I do love my seafood. The recipe I am about to share with you for the Zesty Lime Shrimp Salad has a nice tang for those of you who like lime and as an avid fan of Frank’s Hot Sauce I have to tell you sauce makes a great addition for anyone who loves just enough heat to brighten a dish up. I find that being able to simply defrost a shrimp minutes before a meal makes it a very doable recipe any day of the week.
Get ready to taste your shrimp in a lavish new way and celebrate lime as it really zips up the dish. OF course you can change-up some of the veggies or even add-in extras just enjoy. Weeknight meals need to be simple and this salad takes a few minutes or less to prepare. Shrimp is always a beautiful dish to offer to guests and this ingredient combination lavishly lets you live a meatless meal out loud!
Zesty Lime Shrimp Salad
I prepare this by the single portion, so you can adjust this for your own crowd. A few quick hints before we start so you get the lavish presentation!
- Chop the veggies as small as possible by hand
- Peel the cucumber so you don’t get those lavish gas attacks(Classy right? But so true)
- Don’t cut the Red Onion too small or if you do, lessen the amount as it will greatly intensify the taste of the onion(smaller is not always better in this case)
- Fresh squeezed lime is best for that pulp taste throughout, however, you can easily sub in the refrigerated lime juice, but you will need to adjust as you go.
- A Lime Press will get all the good lime juice out and keep the seeds behind! Take a look at a LIME Press here. The Lime Squeezer is so easy to use and a great gadget to have in the drawer.
- Garlic salt, not Garlic Powder for seasoning.
- Cooked LARGE Shrimp are best, but you could sub in salad shrimp, just make sure to chop the veggies accordingly so things look balanced.
- 1/4 Celery
- 4 Tbsp Red Onion
- 2 Small Pickling Cucumbers
- 8-10 Large Cooked Shrimp
- Frank's Red Hot Sauce one teaspoon at a time until achieving desired HEAT level
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
- 1/2 tsp Fresh Milled Pepper
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Small Lime
- Thaw the Cooked Shrimp, Drain, take off tails, rinse, and chop into 3-4 pieces.
- Clean Celery, by first peeling the ribbing off the celery and then cutting it into small pieces, do make sure they are easy enough to still be 'tined' by a fork.
- Peel Cucumbers, and cut into small pieces.
- Peel Red Onion and cut into smaller pieces(not too small as this will really become strong tasting the smaller you cut it)
- Rinse the lime, roll on the counter to get the juice moving in it and then cut in half.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl add the shrimp, celery, red onion, cucumber, garlic salt, milled pepper, Olive Oil and Take 1/2 of the lime and squeeze it into the salad.
- Add in Hot Sauce 1 Teaspoon at a time until achieving desired heat level.
- Mix all together and serve.
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Zesty Lime Shrimp Salad can be served up on a plate, or on a bed of Pastina, Orzo or atop CousCous for added heartiness.
Romaine Leafs of lettuce are perfect for presentation while butter crunch leaves will allow you the ability to roll up a great meal.
To change up the flavor or give it a hint of ‘Greek’ add in Feta Cheese and a few tomatoes and Kalamata Olives. Get ready to lavishly life shrimp out loud as you create an easy-to-make recipe that is fast to make and decadent to dine on!
Need a few more meatless options? Check out the following recipes
Dandelion Crab Salad
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