Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 mins
This is a Williams-Sonoma recipe which can be served as a salad or a light lunch. The dressing can be made up to 2 hours ahead.
For the Vinaigrette
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 teaspoons cumin, ground
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons grated lime zest
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
For the Salad
- 24 large shrimp, in the shell (1 - 1 1/4 pounds)
- 2 ripe avocados
- 6 small tomatoes (yellow or red , or a combination of the two)
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- 6 cups mixed salad greens
- ground pepper
- To make the vinaigrette, whisk together the lime juice, cumin, lime zest, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil. Set aside.
- To make the salad, bring a saucepan three-fourths full of water to a boil. Add the shrimp and cook until they curl and turn pink, about 3 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Peel and devein and place in a large non-aluminum bowl. Add half of the vinaigrette to the shrimp, toss well, and let stand for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, halve, pit and peel the avocados and cut lengthwise into slices 1/2 inch thick. Core and halve the tomatoes and cut into wedges 1/2 inch wide. Add the avocados, tomatoes, and cilantro to the shrimp and toss gently.
- Place the salad greens in a separate bowl. Whisk the remaining vinaigrette and pour over the greens. Toss well. Divide the greens among individual plates. Top with the shrimp mixture. Season each serving with several grinds of pepper and serve at once.
Dee-lish! Perfect for a warm day. Fairly easy, too. I would reduce the salt next time-not much just a tad but that is our preference. Served with Bread Machine Dinner Rolls. Thank you Nancy for sharing.
We enjoyed this salad for dinner tonight but both felt the cumin was too strong. We would definitely reduce the cumin next time. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.
i chopped everything a bit finer and added 1/2 cup each of roasted corn kernels and black beans along with two jalapenos and served as a dip with multigrain tortilla chops...amazingly good