Sunday, July 3, 2011

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

This was a very light salad that I made a few weeks ago. We loved the crispy tortilla strips!
Shrimp and Avocado Salad

from Real Simple


  • 6 corn tortillas, sliced into strips
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 romaine hearts, thinly sliced (about 5 cups)
  • 1/4 small cabbage, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup roasted pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)

1. Heat oven to 400° F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the tortilla strips with 1 tablespoon of the oil and ¼ teaspoon salt. Spread in a single layer and bake, tossing once, until golden and crisp, 7 to 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss the shrimp with the cumin and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the shrimp until golden and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

3. In a large bowl, combine the orange and lime juices with the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the romaine, cabbage, avocado, and shrimp and toss to combine. Serve the salad topped with the tortilla strips and pepitas.

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