One of the biggest adjustments for us moving from New Zealand back to the States was getting used to the price of avocados. Avocados were so easy to come by in New Zealand and were served with everything. You could often get half a dozen avocados for a couple dollars, and sometimes it was cheaper than that. Here, we’re scrounging for rock hard avocados at an insane price, but we’re such lovers of the fruit that we buy them anyway.
All that by way of saying, we found ourselves with a stash of avocados that we needed to eat immediately. They went ripe quickly and we needed something to do with them. After looking at what we had, we decided to play around with some shrimp and salad. You can’t go wrong!
Start with a simple salad of spring mix and some lettuce.
Slice up your avocados. We like a bit of salad with our avocado, but you can use whatever balance you’re happy with!
You know the trick of slicing the avocado in its skin and then scooping it out, right? Throw the avocado in with the salad mix.
To make the citrus vinaigrette, mix up
- 1/4 cup rice or apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbs orange juice
- 1 tbs honey
- one crushed garlic clove
- 2 tbs olive oil
We threw in some cilantro at the end as well.
You can dress the salad at this point. We like that extra crunch, so we threw some crispy noodles in at the end.
For the shrimp, toss them with a bit of black pepper and vegetable oil. We don’t have a grill (I know!) so we used our grill pan. Grill them for a minute or two per side until they’re opaque and pink on both sides.
Plate up your dish! We totally cheated and had some store bought garlic bread on the side.
Grilled shrimp and salad with citrus vinaigrette is a quick, easy, and light lunch that’s perfect for the summer!
Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade
This looks so fresh and totally perfect for summer!
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Steph @ Crafting in the Rain
That dressing looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe!
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Ashley @ My Craftily Ever After
That all looks amazing! I love, LOVE avocados and shrimp so I can’t wait to try this!
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Cori @ Let's Eat Grandpa
Looks so good (minus the cilantro, but that’s just me!) — avocados are easy to come by here in CA! We eat them All. The. Time. MMM.
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I always want to cook shrimp and never do. This totally motivated me to do it. I’m looking for yummy light meal ideas and that side salad looks delish. Yum!
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Lisa at Mabey She Made It
A citrus vinaigrette sounds so good!
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This looks amazing!!!!
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Lisa @ Fun Money Mom
I love shrimp and this recipe looks delicious! Thanks so much for linking up with #ShareTheWealthSunday!
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Jessy @ The Life Jolie
I love grilled shrimp, especially over a salad. I’m trying to eat a little healthier right now and this sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.
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This looks delicious and healthy! Thanks for linking up to #smallvictoriessundaylink-up!
This looks gorgeous and I love the pairing of citrus with the avocado. Very clever and delicious looking! I can’t wait to try this!
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Tammy @ creativekkids
Oh, wow! Avocados, shrimp, and salad! We will have to make this salad–I know it will be a new favorite for my husband! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.
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