Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cute Pic and Healthy Recipe - Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Isn't this picture of my niece Anna Kate so adorable?  Nothing like posing on the back of Daddy's pick-up truck!  This girl is going to break some hearts one day!!!

Past couple nights I've tried some new, healthy recipes and I just had to share this one.  It's amazing.  This is my picture but I'm going to put the one from Gina's Skinny Taste too because hers looks so much better.  I made some alterations to the recipe so I'll note those below too.  If you haven't used Gina's Skinny Recipes website yet, you're missing out!

Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado SaladGina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 7/8 cup • Old Points: 4 pt • Points+: 5 pt
Calories: 210.4 • Fat: 9.2 g • Protein: 25.1 g • Carb: 7.8 g • Fiber: 3.6 g • Sugar: 0.6

Sodium without salt: 260.8 mg

  • 1 lb jumbo cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped*
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 hass avocado, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced fine (I eliminated this)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 limes, juice of
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • I added 3 fresh cloves of garlic
In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, garlic, olive oil, pinch of salt and pepper. Let them marinate at least 5 minutes to mellow the flavor of the onion.

In a large bowl combine chopped shrimp, avocado, tomato, jalapeño. Combine all the ingredients together, add cilantro and gently toss. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 3 1/2 cups

Super easy for a weeknight meal and healthy too!  Kevin wanted a lil something extra (umm yes - I should have done a side with this) so he added some of this to a whole wheat wrap.


  1. Yummy! This is my kind of meal ~ perfect for dinner while hubby is away :)


  2. She's adorable! That receipe sounds yummy. Going to print it off for myself, thanks!

  3. It was a meal like this that I made for Brad when we first started dating.
    I got it out of the Jr. League of SD cookbook.

  4. I love that she's decked out in a pink tutu on the back of the pick up! And yum..I love shrimp in the summer!

  5. I have shrimp in the fridge and am totally going to make something similar tonight. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Sounds interesting and yummy too. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

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