Cajun shrimp salad with honey balsamic vinegarette 

This has got to be one of my Quick go-to favorites. A great pick for lunch or even a lighter dinner. Chris and I love it, not to mention it tastes like something i’d order from a nice restaurant. The flavors of all the fresh veggies pair amazingly with Cajun spices and the Balsamic dressing.

 

Salad Ingredients:

! Pack of Romaine Lettuce (Chopped)

About 1/3 Cup fresh Cilantro

2 diced Roma tomatoes

1 Avocado

1/2 Cucumber

1/4 red onion

*** This Dish pairs perfectly topped with Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

 

Cajun Sautéed Shrimp 

  • Olive oil
  • 1lb of med-Large shrimp
  • Minced garlic
  • Fresh Shallot
  • Cajun seasoning

*optional: Cayenne pepper, hot sauce, black pepper, 2 tsp fresh lime juice

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Makes about 1 cup

3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Salt
Fresh-ground white pepper                                                                                                           2tbsp Honey or brown sugar

Optional: spoonful of mustard* , minced shallots, minced garlic, minced fresh herbs, teaspoon dried herbs

 

Combine the olive oil and balsamic in a jam jar or other container with a good-sealing lid. Add a big pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Screw on the lid and shake vigorously. Dip a piece of lettuce into the vinaigrette and taste. Adjust the salt, pepper, or the proportion of oil and vinegar to taste.

This vinaigrette will keep on the counter for several weeks (refrigerate if you added any fresh ingredients). The oil and vinegar will separate a few minutes after shaking — shake to recombine before dressing your salad.

Recipe Notes:

Making More or Less Vinaigrette: Stick to a rough ratio of 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar, and scale up or down accordingly. Smaller amounts are easily whisked together in a small bowl and poured immediately over the salad.

blues

Summertime Blues Organic Blue Corn tortilla chips

So when i went to the store to pick up my ingredients, They were totally out of these babies. “extremely Huge sad face” and being that they only had more in the next city over i decided to go without this time but, the reason i love these so much besides the fact that they’re named after Me 😉 is the taste is amazing!! Light and Crisp as any chip should be, and just a pinch of sea salt. I hate a salty tortilla chip! but don’t believe me, You gotta try em for yourself.

 

Hope you guys enjoy.comment/share and let me know what you think. More recipes coming soon…

XO,

SS

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