Fire and Ice Salad (Papaya Shrimp Salad)

Total Time
1 hr
0 mins

Wonderful for warm summer days, this salad is cool and refreshing and will be a hit at your picnics. :)

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  1. In a ceramic bowl, combine the cooked rice, shrimp, and papaya.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine the picante sauce, honey, pineapple juice, lime juice, ancho, cumin, basil, and olive oil; whisk together well to make the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the rice mixture and toss well to coat.
  4. Chill for 1 hour.
  5. To serve, place butter lettuce leaves decoratively on a platter, place salad on the leaves, and serve.
  6. Note: the spicy-ness of this salad depends completely on the picante/salsa that you choose, because otherwise it does not contain any particularly spicy ingredients. Ancho chile powder is not very spicy at all - rather, it's smokey - so if you don't want it spicy, don't use picante/salsa that's too spicy for you.