This dish can be an appetizer, a side salad or both. Depending upon the number of servings required, just double, triple, etc. the recipe but go easy on the dressing ingredients.
This salad is great as a starter or sald for just about any meal. To turn it into a main meal just increase the amount of shrimp.
Mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and tomato salsa together in a bowl (add garlic too if you want). Add the cooked shrimp and the finely chopped green pepper and red onion and 6 of the lettuce leaves roughly chopped. Mix well. I use my blender to finely chop the green pepper and red onion, but it can be done by hand as well.
Add the avocado and mix carefully so as not to break up the avocado too much.
Press the ingredients into 2 food rings and transfer carefully to serving dishes. Use the 2 remaining lettuce leaves and the tomato boats to dress the dish. You can also add thinly sliced rings of red onions.
There are many varieties of loose leaf lettuce. The dish is prettiest if the leaves are bronze and curly.
The salsa can be a mexican salsa, your favorite home-made salsa or the magnificent tomato and garlic salsa they make in Tenerife.
This recipe would work well with lobster or crab as well.
The better quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar you use, the better the dish.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (444g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 156 (51%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 17.3g||23 %|
|Saturated Fat 2.6g||13 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 11.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.3g|
|Cholesterol 97.5mg||30 %|
|Sodium 234.2mg||8 %|
|Potassium 1069.1mg||28 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 27g||8 %|
|Dietary Fiber 9.8g||39 %|
|Sugars, other 17.2g|
|Protein 15g||21 %|
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Calories per serving: 305
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