I feel like I should be sitting poolside in Mexico…

when I’m eating this salad.  Maybe with a margarita.

The fresh flavors of cumin and lime in this shrimp salad totally remind me of Mexico.  On a hot day, it manages to be simultaneously refreshing and satisfying.

And of course like everything I post, it’s super easy and loaded with healthy goodness!

shrimp salad eliz
Sadly I am in the kitchen.  Not Mexico!

Here’s what I used:

Shrimp is the star here.  I don’t use shrimp often, but every now and then it hits the spot.  I bought small shrimp that were already cooked, peeled and deveined in the freezer section at Target.  Shrimp are a good source of protein as well as astaxanthin, a carotenoid that is both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo is the base of the dressing.  I don’t know how I ever lived without this stuff.  Sometimes I would make homemade mayo using healthy oils, but that’s not really my style.  Not only does this mayo taste amazing, it is made with avocado oil which has so many benefits.  It helps your body absorb nutrients from other foods, and may help prevent diabetes.  The healthy fats are awesome for your skin.

Fresh lime juice adds a lively burst of citrus flavor.  All fresh citrus contains vitamin C, which brightens the skin and supports your body in producing collagen.  Win-win!

Cumin adds a distinctive taste.  It is known to aid digestion and may be helpful in respiratory disorders.

Red bell pepper adds crunch, color and more vitamin C.  And it holds up well if you have leftovers.

Spinach was my green of choice, since that’s what I had on hand.  Leafy greens are loaded with antioxidants.  I like to buy different ones each week.  Leafy greens are one of my super skin foods.  If you’d like a PDF on all of my super skin foods, click here:  super skin foods

shrimp salad plate

And here’s how I made it:

happy, healthy and hot shrimp salad

one pound cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp (I bought frozen ones and thawed them)

one third cup Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo 

juice of one lime

ground cumin to taste (I used about 1/2 teaspoon)

one half cup diced red bell pepper

spinach or other leafy greens for serving

This is so easy…put the mayo, lime juice and cumin in a large bowl.  Whisk together.  Dump in the shrimp and diced pepper.  Stir to combine.  Serve on a bed of greens.  Makes anywhere from 2-4 servings depending on how hungry you are.

Leftovers store nicely in the fridge although the dressing might get a little runny.

So, can this shrimp salad help you feel happy, healthy and hot?  Of course it can!

You’ll be happy enjoying a quick and delicious meal.  It’s a healthy balance of protein, good fats and antioxidant rich veggies which helps support glowing skin and a fit body.  And with that gorgeous skin and body, of course you’ll be hot!

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Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo

Super Skin Foods  (free PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

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