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.