mango shrimp salad

papa fritz really likes salads, which i’ve mentioned before once or twice. this salad was born of necessity one evening when i’d bought all of the ingredients for a rather fussy bon appetit recipe, and we simply ran out of time. i altered this and that to make it through the night, and eventually over time the dish morphed into this. it’s got the perfect balance of ingredients, and comes together very quickly, which has made it a staple in our home.

mango shrimp salad

  • 1# cooked peeled shrimp (you can buy raw and cook them yourself – see the notes below)
  • 2 mangoes
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 heads boston lettuce
  • 3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

wash and spin dry your lettuce and then pull or cut it into chunks. place in a large bowl. cut the mango and the avocado into equal sized chunks (about 1/2″) and place over the lettuce. add the shrimp and the rice and then make the dressing.

in a small bowl (or a jar with a lid) add the sweet chili sauce, vinegar, and oil and mix well. drizzle over the salad and toss well, making sure everything is coated.

notes: if you want to make your own shrimp (and i don’t blame you, pre-fritz i did the same) just peel and devein the shrimp and add to a pan with a little olive oil. flip after about a minute and cook 30 seconds to a minute on the next side. you don’t really need to cook them for long. there is nothing worse than an overcooked shrimp!

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