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Avocado Shrimp Salad

Great Thursday Morning!!! I hope that you are having a great and productive week!! Today’s recipe is an Avocado Shrimp Salad dish. I do not eat shrimp, but you can substitute the shrimp with the meat or non-meat of your choice. One major aspect that I love about this salad is the bright food colors. Even if you are not a salad fan, you have to admit that this dish is pleasing to the eyes! Enjoy and have a Great Day!!! Avocado Shrimp Salad: Ingredients Ingredients for Cajun Shrimp: * 1 lb medium shrimp (31-40 Count), peeled and deveined * 1 tsp cajun spice * 2 cloves garlic, pressed or grated * Pinch of salt * 2 Tbsp unsalted butter Ingredients for Salad: * 1 medium romaine lettuce (5-6 cups chopped) * ½ lb (3 medium) Roma tomatoes, sliced * ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced * ½ English cucumber (or 3 small), sliced * 2 avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced * 1 cup corn kernels (from 2 freshly cooked cobs) Ingredients for Cilantro-Lemon Dressing: * Juice of 1 large lemon (3 Tbsp) * ½ small bunch of cilantro (1/2 cup finely chopped) or parsley * 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil * 1 tsp sea salt or ¾ tsp table salt * ⅛ tsp black pepper Instructions: How to make Avocado Shrimp Salad: 1. Pat dry shrimp with paper towels and place in a medium bowl. Add 1 tsp cajun spice, 2 pressed garlic cloves, a pinch of salt and stir to combine. 2. Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 Tbsp butter and once its melted and hot, add shrimp in a single layer. Sauté 2 minutes per side or just until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside. 3. Chop, rinse and spin dry 1 medium head of romaine lettuce. You should end up with about 6 cups lettuce. Transfer that to a large mixing bowl. Now add 3 sliced tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, sliced cucumbers, 2 sliced avocados and 1 cup cooked corn. 4. To make the dressing, start with 3 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice, now finely chop about ½ cup of cilantro and stir that in. Add 3 Tbsp of olive oil and extra virgin has the best flavor. Season with 1 tsp salt and a generous pinch of black pepper and stir that together. 

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