July 21, 2017

Avocado, Corn, and Shrimp Salad

I love shrimp. Give it to me with some cocktail sauce, give it to me in a taco, give it to me in a salad, give it to me!

Last weekend, my husband took me to a concert in Phoenix. He took me to see Charlie Puth who was opening up for Shawn Mendes. Shawn was great, but I was really there for Charlie. I love his music. I tweeted about it and Charlie actually liked my tweet! I had a fan girl moment.

The concert demographic was very much young girls. What was sad is that most of them seemed to just be on their phones recording the entire thing instead of just really enjoying the concert and being in the moment. I had a crotchety old woman moment.

Before the concert that my husband so graciously sat through, we went out for Mexican food and of course I had tacos de camarones! I had a shrimp moment.

So in honor of my husband, I thought I would share his favorite salad. It makes me happy how much he loves this salad. So naturally, I love making it. I am having a husband moment.

Ingredients:

Salad:
4 cups of chopped romaine lettuce
3 strips of bacon, cooked and diced
1/2 lb. of large shrimp, peeled with tails off
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 cup of frozen corn
Buttermilk Pesto Dressing:
1/2 cup of milk
1.5 teaspoons of lemon juice
1/4 cup of pesto
1/2 cup of mayonnaise

Directions:

To Make The Salad:
In a microwave safe bowl, add corn with a small bit of water. Cover with a plate with room enough for steam to let out. Microwave for about two minutes or until corn is steamed.

In a large skillet, fry bacon until crispy (about five minutes). Set aside on a paper towel lined plate. Add shrimp to the same skillet and saute until cooked and pink (about two minutes per side). Set aside your shrimp. Dice your bacon.

Assemble the salad by putting romaine lettuce down and topping with corn, avocado, bacon, and shrimp. Drizzle with Buttermilk Pesto Dressing (recipe below). Then enjoy!

To Make The Dressing:
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together milk and lemon juice and let sit for five minutes.

Then add pesto and mayonnaise and whisk together until blended. Transfer to a glass jar and drizzle all over this and other favorite salads!


Have you ever gone to a concert for the opening act?
What is your favorite shrimp recipe?

1 comment:

  1. I love Charlie Puth! And boy does that look absolutely delicious! Will need to try this recipe out soon!

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