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Zesty Lemon Shrimp and Mango Salad

Zesty Lemon Shrimp and Mango Salad by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Zesty Lemon Shrimp and Mango Salad is a seafood salad for seafood lovers!  And it’s the perfect salad for this time of year.  Loaded with mango,  jicama, and avocado, this shrimp and mango salad is tossed with a zesty lemon vinaigrette and cilantro, making it super flavorful, healthy, and packed with protein!  Perfect for low-calorie and even low-carb diets.

The warm-season is all about salads.  And we adore all kinds of salads, especially seafood ones.

For this recipe, our zesty lemon shrimp and mango salad is made easily with already pre-cooked shrimp I purchased at Wholefoods in their freezer section. 

Then I decided to jazz things up with some diced mango, avocado, and jicama to give this salad some crunch.

Next, I combined everything into a mixing bowl and made my favorite lemon vinaigrette.

 

 
 

Lemons, as you know, are essential to consume all year long because of their anti-oxidant health benefits.  And the lemony-cilantro vinaigrette I made here works perfectly for this salad!

It is a simple dressing made with fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of sugar, and some Dijon mustard.  Then it’s mixed with fresh cilantro and salt and black pepper.

The flavors blended very nicely with the sweet mango and avocado, releasing a refreshing taste.

And the longer it sits to marinate, the better it gets!

 

Zesty Lemon Shrimp and Mango Salad by 2sistersrecipes.com
 

Mango along with avocado is a fruit and jicama is in the vegetable family.  Surprisingly to me, they all work very well together in this salad.  

I love all the flavors and textures in this shrimp and mango salad.  My husband (who is not crazy about mango) really enjoyed the flavor of mango in this salad.

He even suggested next time I make it, to add more mango and even more avocado.  He loves avocado and mango.

Zesty Lemon Shrimp and Mango Salad is a great seafood salad to enjoy all season long!

 

Here’s a GREAT TIP:  Frozen shrimp (already cleaned) works really well for this salad and is also a time-saver too!  Just thaw the shrimp in a colander by rinsing under cold running water, and allow it to drain well.  Make it a few hours ahead and chill, it will marinate even better!  Best served the same day it’s made.

 

Zesty Lemon Shrimp and Mango Salad by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 

For More Tasty Shrimp Recipes, try these! 

 

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ENJOY!!

 

 

 

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Zesty Lemon Shrimp and Mango Salad by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

 

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Zesty Lemon Shrimp and Mango Salad

Zesty Lemon Shrimp and Mango Salad by 2sistersrecipes.com

Zesty Lemon Shrimp and Mango Salad is made with sweet mango, cooked shrimp, crunchy jicama and yummy avocado then tossed with a zesty lemon vinaigrette with a generous amount of cilantro! Gluten-free, low calorie, low carb, and packed with protein!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of frozen precooked shrimp - thawed, rinsed, drained
  • 1 small red mango or 1/2 of medium size - peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 of a small jicama, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 small avocado - peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Allow shrimp to thaw in a colander in your kitchen sink, or on the counter with a plate underneath it, about 15 minutes or so. Rinse under cold running water for about 1 minute. Remove and discard any shells on the tails. Allow the shrimp to drain well for a few minutes.
  2. Meantime, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, sugar, Dijon mustard, salt, and fresh cracked pepper in a small mixing bowl or in a measuring glass. Set it aside to marinate for a few minutes.
  3. Place shrimp into a stainless steel mixing bowl, and add the diced mango, jicama, avocado, and cilantro. Pour in the lemon vinaigrette to the shrimp mixture and toss to combine. Chill for least 30 minutes before serving. Best served chilled.
  4. Serves 4 to 6

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Liz
    May 10, 2020 at 9:15 am

    SO yummy!! 3 of my favorite ingredients, too! Can’t wait to grab a mango and give this a try!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      May 12, 2020 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you Liz! It’s one of our best seafood salads! ENJOY!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Ghulam Mohyudin
    May 9, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    It was perfect the first time. I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      May 9, 2020 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you so much, Ghulam! And welcome to our blog, it’s so nice to meet you! So happy to hear you enjoy our recipes! Have a great weekend!:)

  • Reply
    Jeff the Chef
    May 9, 2020 at 9:28 am

    I love all the ingredients – from shrimp, to mango, to Dijon … so I’m sure I’d love this salad!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      May 9, 2020 at 10:31 am

      Thanks Jeff! It’s totally delicious! You are going to love this one!

  • Reply
    Mimi
    May 9, 2020 at 8:12 am

    This looks fabulous! Some of my most favorite flavors and textures, all in one salad!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      May 9, 2020 at 10:30 am

      Thanks so much Mimi! This seafood salad is a keeper!

  • Reply
    Agness of Run Agness Run
    June 5, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Yum! I love shrimps and this is such a delicious way of preparing them!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      June 5, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you! And welcome to our blog! Thanks again for leaving a sweet comment.

  • Reply
    Cheri Savory Spoon
    June 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    What a gorgeous salad, love every single ingredient and I bet they are fabulous together.

    • Reply
      annaliz
      June 5, 2017 at 2:47 am

      Thanks Cheri – didn't know if it would all work together but they did! I can't wait to try this dish with other shell fish. Hope your summer is going well!

  • Reply
    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    June 3, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Mangoes are just coming into season here and this recipe is one I'll be making for sure. It sounds terrific and is so pretty on the plate.

    • Reply
      annaliz
      June 5, 2017 at 2:51 am

      So glad to hear ! Thank you Karen! We love mangos all summer long. But I really need to post more recipes with mango. Have a great week!

  • Reply
    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    June 2, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    I've had something similar at one of our gourmet group dinners where the theme is usually more 'tropical'. It is a delicious combination! So pretty with the touches of avocado and cilantro.

    • Reply
      annaliz
      June 2, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Thank you Sue, this happens to be our NEW favorite shrimp salad (we adore shrimp!) and absolutely love the new flavors in this one! Amazing! Thanks for leaving a sweet comment!

  • Reply
    Tricia Buice
    June 1, 2017 at 4:07 am

    What a fantastic combination of flavors. I would have never thought to combine shrimp and mango – but I love the idea. Beautiful photos 🙂

    • Reply
      annaliz
      June 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      I thought the same thing ! But the lemon juice with the sweet Mango -is awesome tasting ! And it all works with the shrimp too! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply
    Sue/the view from great island
    May 31, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    This is a gorgeous salad, and so pretty, too. I'm trying to drop a few pounds so I'm doing the low carb thing, and this is just what the doctor ordered :))

    • Reply
      annaliz
      June 1, 2017 at 1:15 am

      T thank you Sue ! It's funny we are trying to shed some too! Anyway the salad is amazing hope you get to enjoy it!

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