Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Tahini Dressing

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I had Pinch of Yum’s Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Miso Dressing open on my tablet for weeks, staring me in the face and begging me to make it. It looked so refreshing and yummy and it seemed like the perfect lunch for the rising summer temperatures.

But I was going to have to buy and clean raw shrimp for the first time ever — eek! I finally couldn’t take staring at the picture on my tablet anymore and bought the ingredients at the grocery store, creepy gray sea creatures and all. And cleaning them was gross. But oh my goodness was it worth it! The creaminess of the avocado and the coolness of the cucumber perfectly balance the spiciness of the shrimp. I created my own dressing from ingredients that I had on hand and a bit of minced ginger that I picked up at the store. This dressing is very light and yet still  creamy, with a complex mix of sweet, spicy and sour backing the main flavor of sesame from the tahini.

Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Tahini Dressing Ingredients

Serves:  3-5

Prep Time:  25 minutes

Cook Time:  6 minutes

Salad:

  • 5 cups baby kale and baby spinach mix
  • 1 medium-sized cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 lb. uncooked shrimp
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili pepper powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • Cooking oil/fat of choice (I used coconut oil)

Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Tahini Dressing Directions

1. Heat your cooking oil/fat in a skillet over medium high heat. Add minced garlic and cleaned shirmp. Season the shrimp in the pan with the cumin, Old Bay, chipotle chilli pepper and cayenne pepper. Cook a few minutes on each side until opaque and pinky-peach in color. Remove from heat and set aside.

Shrimps

2. Divide baby kale and baby spinach mix between your bowls. Chop the cucumber and add it to the salad. Chop the avocado and coat with 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Add them to the salad as well. Finally, roughly chop the shrimp into bite-sized pieces and add it to the salad.

Avocado

3. To create the dressing, add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Drizzle over salad as desired and serve.

Final

See? Pretty simple preparation, but it looks and tastes so yummy! If you’re like me and you love to use avocados in your cooking, check out some ingenious ways to incorporate them into deserts with our roundup of guilt-free deserts… with avocados!

Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Tahini Dressing

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Tahini Dressing

Ingredients

  • 5 cups baby kale and baby spinach mix
  • 1 medium-sized cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 lb. uncooked shrimp
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili pepper powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • Cooking oil/fat of choice (I used coconut oil)
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat your cooking oil/fat in a skillet over medium high heat. Add minced garlic and cleaned shirmp. Season the shrimp in the pan with the cumin, Old Bay, chipotle chilli pepper and cayenne pepper. Cook a few minutes on each side until opaque and pinky-peach in color. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Divide baby kale and baby spinach mix between your bowls. Chop the cucumber and add it to the salad. Chop the avocado and coat with 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Add them to the salad as well. Finally, roughly chop the shrimp into bite-sized pieces and add it to the salad.
  3. To create the dressing, add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Drizzle over salad as desired and serve.
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    By: Chrissy R

    Chrissy had a strange relationship with food for most of her life, but really found her niche when she learned about clean eating and juicing. Now she loves to experiment with recipes and share her findings with the world! Read more…

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