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Simple Shrimp Salad

I came up with this salad as a flavorful, easy-to-make, healthy, post-workout meal. It’s a great source of lean protein and healthy fats. My plating looks a bit fancy, but don’t let that intimidate you. It’s as easy as chopping all the mix ingredients together and tossing it on a plate.  It’s also easily customizable, so feel free to modify the dish according to your taste. You can add different herbs like marjoram, dill or basil; different spices like old bay seasoning or garlic powder; or you can substitute the protein with precooked crabmeat or lobster.  



  • 8 oz. precooked shrimp (or crab or lobster)

  • 1 ½ to 2 T light or regular mayo

  • 1 T capers

  • Juice from half a squeezed lemon (roughly 1 T)

  • 2 T finely chopped orange pepper (yellow works too)

  • 2 to 3 tsp chopped fresh tarragon (basil works too)

  • 2 tsp finely chopped shallot

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • Dash of Tabasco sauce

  • 1 finely chopped scallion

  • Pinch of paprika

  • ¼ tsp kosher salt or more to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 ripe avocado 



  • Chop the precooked shrimp into small pieces and add to a medium sized mixing bowl. 

  • Add the rest of the ingredients, except the avocado and mix well.  

  • Thinly slice half the avocado and plate. 

  • Serve the shrimp on top of the sliced avocado. 

  • Squeeze on some fresh lemon juice and top with chopped scallion. 




HEARTFUL RECIPE - One of our real food recipes that focuses on veggies, protein, healthy fats and/or healthy carbs and doesn't include gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, corn or peanuts. 


Write-up by Mark.


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