Tuesday, February 10, 2015

2 Salads: Lime/Shrimp/Avocado & Blood Orange/Sweet Potato/Kale

I am just about ready to kidnap Michelle & baby and fly to Ecuador and stay in airbnb places and Alandaluz, a beach ecoresort. (Michelle, look.) Brittany, you can change your flight back from Mexico and come join us. I just think that I shouldn't have to be around snow right now. See:

Instead, I will make bright, pretty salads.

Lime/Shrimp/Avocado Salad
Adapted from Skinny Taste

1 lb cooked shrimp, peeled & deveined, rough chopped (I sautéed mine in olive oil)
1 avocado, cubed
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
2 limes, juiced
salt & pepper
1 tbsp olive oil

Toss the onion, lime juice, olive oil and salt & pepper in a small bowl. Let that sit for about five minutes to mellow out the onion. Combine with pepper, jalapeno, avocado and shrimp. Add pomegranate seeds if they're laying around from something you made yesterday. Serve.

Note: You can add cilantro if you want. I like cilantro, and I bought some for this salad but it smelled really bad when I opened it so I tossed it. It's so good without the cilantro that I won't use it when I make this again.

Blood Orange/Sweet Potato/Kale
Slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is

1 sweet potato, rough chopped
1 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper
1/2 tsp smoked paprika

6 cups salad greens (I used chopped dino kale)
2 blood oranges, chopped or sliced sideways
1/4 cup pomegranate arils
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled

2 blood oranges, juiced
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt & pepper
1/3 cup olive oil

Roast the sweet potato in the oven at 400 in the maple syrup, oil, salt, pepper and paprika. Roast for about 20 minutes or until a little soft. Let cool.

Mix the greens with the sweet potatoes, orange pieces, pomegranate arils and feta cheese. Combine the orange juice, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour in the olive oil while whisking. Pour as much as you want to use into the greens and save the rest in the fridge for other salads. Serve.

1 comment:

  1. Twilly is so fluffy!! Please kidnap me! All I do is look up flights to warmer places, lol. Also my cousins are in Ecuador right now and their pics make me want to hop on a plane right now!!!



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