Southwestern Spinach Nicoise Salad

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by themaincourse

Ready, Set, Cook! Special Edition Contest Entry. A healthy and delicious take on the original nicoise salad made with spinach, cilantro lime shrimp, Simply Potatoes diced potatoes with onion, hardboiled eggs and black beans, all topped with a chipotle vinagrette.

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  1. For the shrimp: In a small food processor , place the cilantro, 1/4 cup olive oil and garlic and process until it is combined. Mix the shrimp and cilantro mixture in a bowl until shrimp is covered. Heat a nonstick pan on medium high . When pan is hot , add butter and place shrimp in pan and cook until shrimp is pink , don't overcook or shrimp will be tough. Place on plate and let cool.
  2. For Potatoes: In a large skillet heat Simply Potatoes until heated through and browned, place on a plate to cool.
  3. For salad: In a large salad bowl or platter, layer spinach over whole platter or bowl. Starting from one side , layer the potatoes in a row, then layer the shrimp, then the black beans, the hardboiled eggs, the queso fresco, and the red onion. The ingredients should cover the whole salad in rows.
  4. Dressing: In a small bowl or food processor, mix the chipotle pepper, lemon juice , mustard and agave with a whisk. Slowly add the olive oil until it is combined with the ingredients and has emulsified. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with salad.

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