The Only Salad Recipes You Need This Summer
With summer in full swing, BBQ’s seem to be a weekly adventure for many of us. So what can you bring to the BBQ that is simple, yummy and not super expensive? I have a couple of recipes that are super yummy and can be tweaked to your liking. The first one is Mango Shrimp Salad. It’s kind of like a Ceviche and can be eaten as a salad or with tortilla chips. It’s definitely my go-to for sharing. The other is a Spinach and Fruit Salad. Super light and delish!!
Mango Shrimp Salad
You will need:
2-3 lbs. of cooked jumbo shrimp (chopped into bite sized pieces)
1 lime (cut in half)
30 grape tomatoes (quartered)
½ red onion (finely chopped)
2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
Jalapeño (finely chopped use as much as you like, can be ommitted)
Cilantro (finely chopped, use at least ¼ cup)
Salt and fresh ground pepper (to taste)
- Cut the avocado into small squares.
- Cut lime in half and squeeze juice over the avocado and gently toss.
- Cut the mango into bite sizes pieces and add to avocado and gently toss.
- Add the shrimp, tomatoes, red onion, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro.
- Squeeze the other half of the lime over salad, add salt and pepper and gently toss.
Spinach Fruit Salad
You will need:
1 bag of Spinach rinsed and dried
1 Red Pepper (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 Orange Pepper (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 Yellow Pepper (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 small Zucchini (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 Pear (cut into bite sized pieces)
A handful of Baby Carrots (quartered)
5 or 6 strawberries (cut into bite sized pieces)
2 Tbsp chopped Cilantro
Your favorite Italian dressing. (I like Wishbone Zesty Italian)
- Cut all ingredients.
- Combine all ingredients
- Add dressing.
- Eat and ENJOY!