Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ceviche Inspired Creamy Shrimp Salad

I looooooove ceviche.  It's like shrimpy delicious crack....I could eat it all day every day if I could.  The only downside is that it can be a bit time consuming and I'm pretty impatient

I was craving it but didn't want to put in the work or wait for the shrimp to "cook" in the lemon juice...which can take a while.  The solution to my laziness and impatience was to take all the flavors from my original ceviche recipe  but turn it into more of a shrimp salad.

Here's whatcha need:

Shrimp, cucumber, red onion, sweet bell pepper (not green), cilantro, lemon, avocado, mayo, and salt

I bought already cooked shrimp...that's what makes it this so much easier than the traditional recipe.  Take the tails off and chop them into bite sized pieces.  Then add your chopped onion, cucumber (seeded) bell pepper, cilantro, and avocado

Then squeeze in your lemons. I like ALOT of lemon.  And then for the "salad" portion of this I add mayo.....but just a little bit.

Season to taste with a little salt and it's ready to go.  All the flavors of ceviche but done in a fraction of the time

I ate it as lettuce wraps with Sriracha....AKA sauce of the gods in my world


Ceviche Inspired Shrimp Salad

1 1/2 lbs. Cooked shrimp, chopped
1 cucumber seeded and chopped
1/2 large red onion finely chopped
1 sweet bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange) seeded and chopped
1 bunch cilantro chopped
5 avocados diced
Juice of 2-3 lemons
1/4 C. mayo

Combine all the ingredients and chill.  Eat on a tostada like ceviche, as lettuce wraps, or on bread like a traditional shrimp salad

1 comment:

  1. LOVE that these can be lettuce wraps! And yes, Sriracha is indeed sauce of the gods! lol :) I followed you here from the link party at Moonlight & Mason Jars! Also, I'd like to invite you to link up with me at Tasty Tuesdays: http://goo.gl/c0vwvN