Salads - Phase 1 - Shrimp salad with avocado and edamame




EmmaD
02-08-2010, 09:45 PM
I wanted to find a shrimp and avocado recipe for lunch. Didn't find any here, but Kalyn to the rescue! I found her recipe here (http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/05/shrimp-and-avocado-salad-with-edamame.html), but I modified it significantly (made about 1/2 of her recipe, no olive oil, more edamame and different seasonings) so check hers out for more details.

Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Edamame
(Makes about 2 servings, original recipe created by Kalyn)

~ 6 ounces cooked shrimp (I used 60-80 count size ("medium") frozen uncooked shrimp and boiled them for a few minutes)
1 avocado, ripe but not mushy, diced in pieces about 1/2 inch square
1 cup shelled edamame, cooked if required by package instructions (this is probably double what the recipe called for.)
2 sliced green onions
2 T fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning, or more to taste

Basically I just dumped everything together, and stirred gently to combine. Maybe my avocado was a little too ripe, but it and the lime juice made a "dressing." Serve immediately -- on a bed of lettuce (ww pita for Phase 2?)

Nutrition info on my version, thanks to Sparkpeople (not including Old Bay seasoning, which adds sodium):
1 Serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336.8
Total Fat 18.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.6 g
Cholesterol 165.8 mg
Sodium 203.4 mg
Potassium 651.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 11.3 g
Dietary Fiber 10.3 g
Sugars 2.3 g
Protein 28.3 g
Vitamin A 6.6 %
Vitamin B-12 21.1 %
Vitamin B-6 19.2 %
Vitamin C 40.7 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 8.2 %
Calcium 10.2 %
Copper 16.4 %
Folate 21.5 %
Iron 27.9 %
Magnesium 14.5 %
Manganese 9.2 %
Niacin 19.6 %
Pantothenic Acid 16.1 %
Phosphorus 17.2 %
Riboflavin 9.3 %
Selenium 48.7 %
Thiamin 7.0 %
Zinc 13.1 %