This mango avocado salad recipe is made with shrimp and a spicy lime dressing! It’s quick, unique, and delicious. Option to leave out shrimp for a vegetarian version.

    • 1 pound shrimp (thawed, tails removed + deveined)
    • Cooking spray or oil (to cook shrimp)
    • 2 mangoes, ripe
    • 2 medium-large avocados, ripe
    • Optional: freshly chopped herbs, like mint or cilantro
    • Optional: diced red onion (about 1/4 cup)
    • Optional: romaine lettuce and iceberg lettuce
      🥗 Spicy Lime Dressing:
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1 lime, juice only
    • 1 tsp honey
    • 1/2 tsp chili powder
    • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
    • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (add more to increase spiciness, if desired)
    • Salt + pepper, to taste

  1. Heat cooking spray or oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. When hot, cook shrimp 1-2 minutes per side, until opaque and pink. Remove from heat and set aside.
    2. Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Adjust seasonings to taste, if desired.
    3. Cut mangos: Using a vegetable peeler to remove the skin, then cutting each side away from the pit. Place each side face down and cut into cubes.
    4. Cut avocados: Cut in half lengthwise and remove pit. Gently peel the skin off with your hands. Place each half facedown and cut into cubes (similar to mango). This technique gives really clean cuts, but you can remove cubes with a spoon too!
    5. Add cubed mango, avocado, and shrimp to a large mixing bowl. If using fresh herbs and onion, add those as well.
    6. Pour dressing overtop and toss everything together well. Season with additional salt + pepper, as desired. Serve + enjoy!

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