Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Shrimp and Veggies Delight Salad with Coconut Lime dressing


This salad is made of fresh and raw veggies I have on hand in my refrigerator and I’ve added some poached shrimp to make it as a quick lunch or light dinner.  It can be made of any veggies that you like fresh and, preferably, can be eaten raw, or add some fresh and crisp fruits like apple or pears to better it flavor and make it more elegant and fun to eat.  The key of this yummy goodness is the dressing.  The natural sweetness of coconut milk blends perfectly with the perfect kick of lime juice and chili garlic sauce, and add  some succulent poached shrimp, together, make such a one big happy family that would make you go ahhhhhh……..Healthy-licious!  

 For the salad

300g poached or cooked shrimp
¼ cup celery thinly sliced
¼ cup small radishes thinly sliced
½ cup Persian cucumbers cut lengthwise and chopped crosswise
½ cu cherry tomatoes halved
¼ cup orange bell pepper or sweet pepper thinly sliced
¼ cup carrot shredded and a few thinly sliced
2 tbsp parsley finely chopped

For dressing:   

¼ cup coconut milk
2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp chili garlic sauce (or more)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

- Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing and pour it over the veggies and let it sit in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to blend flavor.  



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