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2 bowls of salad with shrimp, avocado, tomato and a jar of dressing with a spoon in between
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15 Minute Spicy Blackened Shrimp Salad

Made with juicy, succulent shrimp and topped with a fresh made mango dressing, this Blackened Shrimp Salad is packed with flavor and only takes 15 minutes to make!
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Cajun/Creole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 221kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. medium-large shrimp
  • 1 bag salad mix (any kind)
  • 4 tsp. blackened seasoning
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1 green apple, diced

Mango Dressing

Instructions

  • Pat shrimp dry with paper towels and coat evenly with blackened seasoning.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter, bacon fat, coconut oil or other cooking oil over medium high heat.  
  • Add shrimp and cook for about 1-2 minutes per side, until cooked through but not overcooked.  They should no longer be opaque.
  • Combine remaining salad ingredients and serve with mango dressing (below).

Mango Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Store the dressing in a seal-able jar in the fridge for up to one week. 

Notes

Cook's Tips:

  1. Use the fan while cooking the shrimp  - the blackened seasoning has a tendency to smoke.
  2. Don't overcook the shrimp or it will be chewy. 
  3. Substitute other fruit for mango is you don't like mango. Most fruits will work. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 1497mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 17.7mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1.5mg