Saturday, July 2, 2016
Recipe | Watermelon and Shrimp summer salad
I've been meaning to blog this recipe for um, the last 6 years.... It's one that a colleague gave me many years ago when I was still working at Procter & Gamble. It was an instant summer favorite. Over time I made a few tweaks, adding avocado and more cilantro, adding less red onion. It is perfect for sweltering days, when you don't want to cook but prefer not to eat out. Full of so many of my favorite summer flavors like fresh squeezed lime juice, watermelon and cilantro. The shrimp and avocado make it filling enough to serve as a meal, along with a baguette and a cold glass of Rose. It takes less than 10 minutes to assemble and it is sooooo delicious and unexpected. It would be perfect for this holiday weekend if you want to pass on the burgers and hotdogs. Enjoy!
4-5 cups watermelon, cut into chunks
1/4 of a medium sized red onion, diced
2 avocados, chopped
1 pound cooked shrimp, tails cut off
1 bunch cilantro, diced
2 jalapeños, seeded and diced
the juice of 1 lime
1 tsp honey
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
Place watermelon, red onion, avocado, shrimp, jalapeno, shrimp and cilantro in a large bowl. Drizzle with lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper and toss to combine all the ingredients. Let sit 10-15 minutes to allow flavors to blend.