Sriracha Lime Shrimp Salad

While the high is only 45 today in South Carolina, spring really is on the way.  For me that means swapping the heavier foods of winter for something light and filling.  After all we don’t want thick thighs come short, swimsuit, & 5K weather!

It is also the season for “fast food” as my Madeline has joined the Lacrosse team this year and we have games at least 3 nights a week!

This Sriracha Lime Shrimp salad totally fits both of my needs.  Easy, fast, healthy and clean, there is no reason to worry about getting a healthy supper on the table in minimum time.

Now this does require just a bit of prep, but take 15 minutes before you walk out the door to get your shrimp marinating, and then 20-25 minutes when you get home to get it on the table and VOILA!

Supper is served.

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Ingredients:

For the Shrimp

2-3 pounds shrimp, shelled and deveined {just pay the extra & purchase them this way….so much easier!}

1/4 cup sriracha

2 limes, juiced

Pink Himalayan Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste

For the Salad

8 cups lettuce, chopped

10 pineapple rings, sliced

1 cup diced tomato

small red onion, diced

bunch of green onion, sliced

2 avocados, sliced

fresh cilantro, chopped

Lime Dressing

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

2 limes, juiced

2 tsp honey

ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

1.  In a non-reactive bowl, combine the shrimp with the sriracha, lime juice, salt & pepper.  Set in the refrigerator to marinade 30 minutes.  The longer it marinades, the better (which is why I said you can do this step ahead of time).

Use a glass bowl when marinating your shrimp

Use a glass bowl when marinating your shrimp

2.  Use the marinade time to chop your vegetables for the salad.

3.  Heat a grill or non-stick skillet to medium-high.  Once the shrimp is marinated, either skewer to place on a grill or add to the skillet to cook.

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4.  Take your pineapple rings and add to grill.  Grill for 5 minutes, flipping once as they heat up.

5.  Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing; taste to adjust ingredients (whether or not you need more pepper, lime, etc…)

6.  Once the shrimp is done (shouldn’t be more than 10 minutes until they are cooked through), assemble the salad, & toss with a little of the lime dressing.

Don't you just love colorful food?!

Don’t you just love colorful food?!

There you have it…. clean, easy, healthy, and fast.

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Oh yeah…. It’s delicious as well!

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It’s still pretty even when tossed

Our Southern Table

Wishing you all a fabulous and healthy weekend!

We’ll be watching this girl play Lacrosse!

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Joining Concord Cottage for Something to Talk About Link Party

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4 thoughts on “Sriracha Lime Shrimp Salad

  1. Jennifer, YUMMY is all I can say this morning. Wow I would love 45 degrees today, we’re in the high 80’s here in Cali and this Salad would be perfect this week. Your daughter is adorable too. Mine is 18 and a senior in high school. Anyway, thank you so much for linking up to the party (Something to Talk About Link Party) and have a great week, Lisa at Concord Cottage

  2. Jen this is the PERFECT recipe for my family! WIth a daughter having gluten/dairy allergies and a diabetic husband this works for everyone! Thank you for the inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. hi Jennifer thank you again for linking up to the Something to Talk About Link Party and I hope you’ll come on over and join us again tomorrow. It goes live at 6 am est. See you there, Lisa at Concord Cottage

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