Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spicy Shrimp Tropical Salad

Spicy Shrimp Tropical Salad

This salad was really good! It reminds me of shrimp tacos, sans the tortilla.  Try it out!

Mangoes: lowers cholesterol, improves digestion, improves concentration and memory power, fights diabetes, and prevents cancers and heart disease.

Pineapple: acts an anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits, antioxidant protection & immune system support, provides protection against macular degeneration.

Shrimp: provides protection against heart arrhythmia, prevents/controls high blood pressure, contains cancer fighting selenium and omega-3 fatty acids, provides protection against alzheimers's and age related cognitive decline.

Cilantro: controls blood sugar, high content of flavonoids.

spice rub: 1 tsp of each garlic powder and chili powder; 1/2 tsp each cumin and cayenne pepper.

12 large shrimp, thawed and pealed.
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 lime, juiced.
1/8 cup jarred jalapenos, chopped
1 tsp honey
1/4 red onion, chopped
1/3 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
1/3 cup fresh mango, peeled, cored & chopped
handful of cilantro leaves, washed & chopped
2 generous handfuls of baby spinach, roughly chopped.

1. Mix ingredients for rub together. Set aside.

2. Heat up oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook until almost pink.  Pour desired amount of seasoning over shrimp. Stir, and lower heat.

3. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl. Toss with lime juice and honey. 

4. Arrange shrimp on top and serve.

Serves 1.

Other Information:
WW: 5pt+

Pineapple Health Benefits
Shrimp Health Benefits
Cilantro Health Benefits
Inspired/based on Health-Bent Fish "Taco-Less" Salad

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