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.
Zesty Lime Shrimp Salad
- 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
Arugula Roasted Red Pepper Salad
Dandelion Crab Salad
Asparagus Portabella and Potatoes
Enjoy meatless meals and lavishly living delicious recipes out loud
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