Avocado is such a great addition to every meal. It is very easy to incorporate it in your diet by adding it to your omelets in the morning or pairing it with your delicious seafood meal. Avocados are loaded with fiber and packed with potassium. They also contain monosaturated fats which are very beneficial for breast health. This green, pear-shaped, nutrient-dense fruit can also help you lose weight and boost up your mood! Also, according to the Environmental Working Group, avocados are one of the Clean 15. They tend to have very few pesticides which may impact our health, compared to other fruits and vegetables. Try this great recipe of Basil Avocado Shrimp Salad wrap for your light summer menu.
INGREDIENTS FOR THE SHRIMP SALAD
- 20 large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about ¾ lb)
- 1 ½ c. grape tomatoes, halved
- ¼ small red onion, finely diced
- 2 avocados, diced
- 4 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
- 2 large heads butterhead or romaine lettuce
INGREDIENTS FOR THE MARINADE
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
- 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil
- ½ tsp. paprika
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
Grease a large skillet over medium heat with cooking spray. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink and no longer opaque, 2 minutes per side. Set aside and let cool.
For the marinade, whisk together lemon juice, garlic, basil, vinegar, oil, and paprika and season with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, stir together tomatoes, onion, avocados, and basil. Fold in shrimp. Pour marinade over shrimp salad and toss until coated.
Store shrimp salad in the fridge in a resealable container. Serve in lettuce cup when ready to eat.
Smith, Isabel. “Basil Avocado Shrimp Salad Wraps.” Delish. Delish, 18 Dec. 2018. Web.
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