Shrimp Salad Recipe

So growing up¬†in the south my whole life, I love good food¬†and it’s the key to my heart. The only thing is, even though it taste delicious, that¬†deep fried, cheesy,¬†smothered goodness¬†wasn’t good for me and I began to feel the effects of it. I completely cut out all dairy, poultry and red meats from my diet and let me just say, it was the best decision for me and my body. I feel more energized and I sleep better.¬†I also cut out fast food and try to¬†cook every night (which saves me money). Thankfully, I’ve learned how to make healthy meals that taste bomb, check out my favorite¬†recipe below!

Things you’ll need:

  • ¬†Deveined Shrimp
  • Extra Virgin¬†Olive Oil
  • Cherry Tomatos
  • (1) Cucumber
  • Red Onion
  • (1) Avacado
  • Jalape√Īos
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Going vegan is my ultimate goal, but lets be honest, I can’t go cold turkey.¬†My plan it to build up to it, so right now I only eat seafood (pescatarian). I bought some shrimp (on sale), peeled it and washed them off. Cutting them into smaller pieces is totally up to you, but I like bigger pieces.¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
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Yes, I know, I love seasoning as you can tell! I only use a dash of each.
Shrimp can be very bland, ¬†so this adds some spice. Pictured above it Black Pepper, Lemon Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, Tony Chacheres¬†and¬†Seasoning Salt. You don’t have to necessary use all of these seasonings, it’s open to a little remix.
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I then coat the bottom of the pan with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and cook the shrimp on low medium heat until they shrivel and turn pink. When they turn a pinkish color, that is when you usually know they are done. Try to avoid overcooking the shrimp because they will be very gummy.
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When the shrimp is done cooking, I usually cut up the vegetables salad. I peel and cut up a¬†cucumber, cut up an avocado, dice red onions, cherry tomatoes and jalape√Īos. I also add sea salt, pepper and olive oil to¬†taste.
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This is the finished salad and trust me it’s so good and healthy! I usually will drink a tall glass of ice water with my meal and dinner is served.
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