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Summer Shrimp Salad

Shrimp salad always reminds me of summertime, the seashore, the beach and a quick easy salad that is delicious. This version adds a little twist, the twist being avocado. It is also a salad without all the mayonnaise, and that means fewer calories. A great light summer delight for lunch or a light dinner with a sandwich or even cup of chowder! This recipe serves 6 but if you want to make it for less people cut it in half. Avocados are so good for us with their good fats and along with the rest of the salad we’re eating much healthier, which is a good thing!


INGREDIENTS:

1 pound large cooked shrimp, peeled

1 pint of grape tomatoes, halved

2 avocados, cut into cubes

1 shallot, finely chopped

¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

Grated peel of 1 lemon, plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon plus ½ teaspoon white wine vinegar

salt and pepper

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil


DIRECTIONS:

1. In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, tomatoes, avocados, shallot and basil.

2. In another bowl, whisk together the lemon peel, lemon juice, garlic and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Slowly pour in the olive oil whisking constantly until combined. Pour the dressing over the shrimp and serve.

Serves 6

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Aunt Betty’s Summer Salad ‘831’

Today’s recipe is a Family Recipe. It is from John’s Aunt Betty who lives in upstate New York (Mt. Vision) these days! (Brrrr) Sorry, no picture with this one as of yet. When I make it in the future I will be sure to take a picture and add it to the recipe! This sounds like a great salad and I can’t wait to try it myself!

INGREDIENTS:

1 raw green pepper, diced fine
1  raw red pepper, diced fine
2 small onions, diced fine
2 cups american cheese  diced in small cubes
8 or 10 carrots cooked, cooled and sliced
1 pound rotini pasta, cooked and drained
2 cups sugar
1 cup Olive Oil
1 1/3 cups of white vinegar

DIRECTIONS:
Toss all ingredients in a large bowl.
Refrigerate over night to marinate.
Stir a few times and serve!

And as Aunt Betty says “Yum Yum and easy to do!”

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