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Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad

Cool herbaceous Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad… Lean and punchy, yet elegant enough to serve as a dinner party appetizer!

Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad Recipe for Spring and Summer!
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Roasted shrimp. Fresh produce. Garlic lime vinaigrette. These three things come together to make a marvelous summer salad.

This chunky chilled sensation is a healthy and zesty first course for parties, or you can serve it as a light meal any night of the week.

Healthy Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad Recipe for Spring and Summer!

My family loves raw seafood salads like ceviche and poke. We eat them both all summer.

However, when I’m feeding a crowd, I like to take into consideration that not everyone is comfortable eating raw seafood.

This roasted shrimp salad offers the cool crisp appeal of ceviche, yet with firm perky pink cooked shrimp.

Making Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad Recipe for Spring and Summer!

How to Make Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad Recipe for Spring and Summer!

The shrimp are tossed with cucumbers, avocados, fresh mint, cilantro and a zesty dressing. So this Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad is packed with both flavor and texture.

Plus, if you use a firm avocado, instead of a soft overly-ripe avocado, you can make this salad several days ahead and it still holds up!

Zesty Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad Recipe for Spring and Summer!

Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad is a dinner I might make on a sultry summer evening.

It’s a lovely meal to eat while sitting out on the porch, watching the fireflies rise from the lawn. Pair it with a slice of ripe watermelon, and a chilled glass of white wine, for true summer perfection.

Cool Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad Recipe for Spring and Summer!

I also like to serve Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad at summer gatherings, because all the ingredients are visibly familiar, yet is tastes and feels luxurious.

Scoop it into small individual cups and chill the salad until it’s time to serve your guests.

Perky Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad Recipe for Spring and Summer!

Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad Recipe for Spring and Summer!
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Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad Recipe - This chilled seafood salad is loaded with shrimp, avocado, cucumber, fresh mint, and cilantro. It makes an easy and elegant appetizer for Spring and Summer parties!
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 firm avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the shrimp onto the baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toss the shrimp in the oil and spread them out on the baking sheet. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  • Roast the shrimp in the oven for 5-7 minutes, until pink. They should still be in the shape of C's. If they shrink to O's, you've overcooked them. Cool the shrimp on the baking sheet.
  • Meanwhile, chop the cucumber and avocado in 3/4-inch chunks. Place the cucumber, avocado, minced garlic, chopped mint leaves, and cilantro in a salad bowl. Pour the lime juice and 1 tablespoon olive oil over the salad and toss well to coat. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed.
  • Once the shrimp have cooled to room temperature, toss them into the salad. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

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Notes

Serve in individual cups for an elegant presentation!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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7 comments on “Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad”

  1. Question- I would love to make and serve this as you have for a party I’m having. Where did you get the plastic cups and how many ounces do they hold? Thanks!

  2.  My family doesn’t like avocado what else could we use .  The recipe sounds wonderful otherwise

  3. Delish.

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