Shrimp and Avacado Salad With Miso Dressing

"This is a great summer salad, suitable for company or just dinner on the deck! I dare you not to drink this dressing!"
photo by Mrs Goodall photo by Mrs Goodall
photo by Mrs Goodall
photo by K9 Owned photo by K9 Owned
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  • Heat a large skillet and 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Once hot, add raw shrimp and garlic. Stir. Sprinkle shrimp with chili powder and cayenne pepper. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are no longer transparent and are golden on the outside, approximately 3 minutes each side.
  • Prepare the salad bowls. Divide lettuce, avocado, cucumber, carrots and edamame between your bowls (2 bowls for very large salads, or 4 bowls for lighter salads). Top with fresh cilantro and peanuts and last, the prepared shrimp.
  • Prepare the salad dressing- Place all of the salad dressing ingredients in the bowl of a food processor or high powered blender and process until smooth and creamy. Taste and add any additions you feel necessary (lime juice, agave, salt).
  • Pour the miso dressing over the salad, toss and serve immediately.

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  1. Mrs Goodall
    This is such a good salad! I love love love the dressing. I cut back on the spice on the shrimp by a quarter. I think it was a tiny bit too much. Next time maybe I'll cut it to half, otherwise I wouldn't change a thing. Will definitely make again! MERP'd for SWT 2019, Sue Chefs.
  2. K9 Owned
    Great salad and I could drink that dressing by the glass! A keeper in this house and I would also increase the shrimp and have it as a main meal. Thanks for posting this. Made for World Tour 2019
  3. Jostlori
    Wow - are you right about the dressing!!! That stuff is fantastic! We loved this salad, and I especially loved the edamame component. This would be a great entree salad - it doesn't need much more to make it a complete meal! Thanks for posting! Made for SWT 2019 - The Traveling Tastebuds


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