Honey Lime Shrimp Salad with Mint Lime Dressing

Honey Lime Shrimp Salad with Mint Lime DressingClearly, I am on a mint binge. This past weekend I discovered that not only do we have a large patch of mint in our front yard, we also have a bunch of scattered mint plants growing in our backyard. So much goddamn fresh mint! Why let that go to waste? Obviously I’m not going to let that happen…

Honey Lime Shrimp Salad with Mint Lime DressingWith the mint in mind, I made a “mojito” dressing and a salad that pairs super well with the mint and lime flavors. It is soooo yummy! It’s pretty much the definition of a perfect-for-a-summertime-lunch-by-the-pool salad. The sweet, cool, and tangy flavors make this salad a light and delicious meal for when the weather is hot and you’re permanently wearing a bikini…because no one wants to eat heavy foods while half-naked.Honey Lime Shrimp Salad with Mint Lime DressingThe salad itself is super easy to put together. It consists of lettuce (fresh lettuce from my CSA box), sliced cucumbers, strawberries, and avocado, and tasty honey lime shrimp. The shrimp only requires three main ingredients: olive oil, honey, and fresh-squeezed lime juice, and salt and pepper for seasoning. Feel free to add some spice to the shrimp if you’re game for a little heat, such as some Sriracha or red pepper flakes. But almost certainly, the combinations of the tart and sweet flavors will make your tastebuds water with delight. Honey Lime Shrimp Salad with Mint Lime DressingCheck out the recipes for the honey lime shrimp salad and the mint lime dressing below!
Honey Lime Shrimp Salad with Mint Lime Dressing

Honey Lime Shrimp Salad with Mint Lime Dressing
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • Juice of 1 small Lime
  • Zest of ½ the small Lime
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 2 handfuls of Lettuce, any kind you prefer
  • ½ of an Avocado, sliced
  • ½ of a medium-sized Cucumber, sliced
  • 4-5 large Strawberries, sliced
  • ⅓ cup fresh-squeezed Lime Juice
  • ⅔ cup Olive OIl
  • 9-10 Mint leaves
Instructions
  1. If frozen, thaw the shrimp in cold water
  2. While the shrimp are thawing, mix in a bowl the honey, olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, salt and pepper
  3. Once the shrimp are done thawing, mix the shrimp in with the honey lime marinade mixture until all the shrimp are fully coated
  4. Cover the shrimp and place in the fridge for 20-30 minutes
  5. Meanwhile prepare the salad
  6. Prepare two handfuls of lettuce and place it into a salad bowl
  7. Slice the avocados, cucumbers, and strawberries and mix them into the salad bowl with the lettuce
  8. Then make the dressing by placing the ⅓ cup lime juice, ⅔ cup olive oil, and the mint leaves into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Place to the side until ready to use
  9. After 20-30 minutes, take out the marinated shrimp from the fridge
  10. Pour the shrimp and marinade into a medium non-stick frying pan
  11. Turn the stove heat onto medium heat and cook the shrimp in the marinade for 2-3 minutes each side
  12. Once shrimp are done cooking, let cool for five minutes before mixing them in with the salad
  13. Toss the shrimp salad with the mint lime dressing
  14. Serve and enjoy

Honey Lime Shrimp Salad with Mint Lime Dressing

 

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