avocado and shrimp

When you see that avocado is in a recipe do you think “Oh Healthy!” or “High Fat/Calories?”  I know that avocado is good for you, but I can’t deny the fact that when I see it in a recipe I automatically think that it’s going to be high calorie.  Dan on the other hand saw this recipe and thought that it would be super healthy and low calorie.
shrimp and avocado-001
Of course I was right, but so was he partially (on the healthy front).  400 calories for a salad isn’t so bad for a meal salad and this was really fresh and filling (thanks to all that healthy fat).  The lime dressing really brought out the rest of the flavors.  I have to say lime dressing has replaced ranch as my favorite.  (But that might just be a summer thing)  What is your favorite dressing?

Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Adapted from Real Simple

  • 1 lbs shrimp
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 8 cup spinach
  • 4 chopped plum tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, sliced
Cook the shrimp until it is opaque.

Stir together the lemon juice, olive oil and honey.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
shrimp and avocado-002Combine the shrimp and dressing with the spinach and tomatoes.

Nutritionals(4 Servings): Calories: 450, Fat: 34.7, Protein: 26.3 Carbs: 12.5