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Grilled Shrimp with Salsa Fresca and Avocado Salad

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Servings: Serves 4

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes


11/2 lbs. ready to cook jumbo shrimp (26 to 35 ct.), thawed if frozen
2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
4 plum tomatoes
1/2 jalapeno chili, seeds removed
1/2 cup cilantro
4 scallions, ends trimmed, coarsely chopped
4 scallions, ends trimmed, coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp. lime juice
2 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp. kosher salt, or to taste
1 avocado
1 yellow bell pepper
1/2 English cucumber
1 cup cherry tomatoes
4 cups baked tortilla chips


1. Preheat grill. Have ready 8 skewers. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water. In a medium bowl, combine shrimp, 1 Tbsp. of the oil, cumin, and oregano, tossing until shrimp are evenly coated. Set aside.
2. In a food processor, combine plum tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, scallions, lime juice, garlic, salt, and remaining 1 Tbsp. oil. Pure?e until smooth. There should be about 11/2 cups of salsa. Set aside.
3. Thread shrimp onto skewers. Grease grill with vegetable oil or cooking spray and place skewers on the hot grill. Grill shrimp until well marked, about 3 minutes, and turn to finish cooking, about 2 minutes.
4. While shrimp grills, chop avocado, bell pepper, and cucumber and transfer to a medium bowl. Halve cherry tomatoes and add them to bowl. Toss vegetables with about 2 Tbsp. of salsa. 5. Divide salad among 4 plates. Place 2 skewers of shrimp on each plate and garnish with tortilla chips. Serve with remaining salsa in a bowl on the side.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, May - June 2014

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories n/a
Calories from Fat n/a
Total Fat n/a
Saturated Fat n/a
Cholesterol n/a
Sodium n/a
Total Carbohydrates n/a
Dietary Fiber n/a
Protein n/a
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a

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