This shrimp salad is super fresh and creamy with fresh lime juice, cilantro and creamy Greek yogurt. It’s so quick to make, too. Since the shrimp cook up in a flash, this delicious recipe is ready in minutes. I love having this because it’s really light yet creamy and satisfying, and for me it was a whole new way to eat shrimp from what I typically end up preparing. It’s perfect for lunch or a light and healthy dinner. Serve over greens, on a sandwich, with some good crusty bread on the side - the options are endless. It also makes a great appetizer item served with crackers or pita.
Depending on how you’re going to serve this, you may or may not want to chop the shrimp up into smaller pieces. Our wild blue Mexican shrimp are quite large. This is definitely an appealing quality, but if you’re planning to scoop this salad up with crackers, smaller pieces could make more sense. This recipe is easily customizable, too, and I see myself making more variations of it in the future. Lemon juice in place of the lime and dill in place of the cilantro would be a winning combination.
Shrimp Are A Sustainable And Healthy Protein
Only about 10% of shrimp eaten in the United States are wild caught, and ours make up an incredibly small percentage that are truly environmentally conscious in every way. This makes shrimp an incredibly sustainable protein source to add into your diet, and there are many health benefits of these tasty crustaceans. Aside from offering a whopping 24 grams of protein per 100 grams of shrimp, they’re also full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
They’re a great source of magnesium, zinc, potassium, iron, selenium and manganese. They’re extremely low carb making them a great choice for anyone monitoring their carbohydrate intake. Shrimp are great for weight loss and packed full of nourishment and energy.
Fair Trade Certified Wild Caught Blue Mexican Shrimp
Wild caught Mexican blue shrimp are renowned for the excellent, sweet flavor and tender yet crisp texture. They’re large in size and have a beautiful blue hue when uncooked. They are caught using the most sustainable methods in existence for harvesting shrimp. Fishermen use small-scale sailboats and an artisanal technique known as suripera. This method involves using the wind and tides to skillfully drift a highly selective net, resulting in the lowest fuel consumption and bycatch rates in the world.
Bycatch is the term for marine animals, like dolphins, turtles and others, who are harmed in the process of fishing for seafood. Additionally, these are the only Fair Trade certified shrimp on the planet. It’s never been more important than it is now to choose seafood options that are conscious of environmental impact. Our sources go above and beyond industry standards taking care every step of the way to protect the oceans, the wildlife and their employees.
- 1 pound Wild Blue Mexican Shrimp
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons good quality mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
- Avocado oil
- Peel the shrimp. Cook them in a pot of salted water just until they turn pink. Transfer them to a large bowl of ice water to cool. Remove from the water and pat them gently dry. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lime juice, mayonnaise, and chopped cilantro. Add the shrimp to the mixture and toss to combine, seasoning to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with more chopped cilantro and the chopped chives.
- Drizzle avocado oil over the top. Serve and enjoy immediately. If preparing in advance, wait until just before serving to add the lime juice as the acidity will make the shrimp tough over time.
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