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Creamy California Avocado Mixed Greens with Shrimp

Creamy California Avocado Mixed Greens with Shrimp
Total time:

12 min

Prep time:

12 min

Cook time:

0 min

A fresh, lemony cream dressing richly coats romaine, shrimp, and avocado and it’s spiced up with red and black pepper! This recipe is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C.

ingredients

Serving Size: 4

3/4 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups cooked peeled shrimp
1/8 tsp. dried pepper flakes
6 cups European blend or red leaf and romaine torn lettuce leaves, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
As needed Lemon-Garlic Cream Dressing:
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 medium celery stalk, thinly sliced
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
8 pitted ripe olives, halved
1 ripe Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped
As needed Salad:
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup thinly sliced white or red onion, optional

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Instructions

  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Place lettuce, celery, onion, and shrimp in a large salad bowl.
  3. Pour dressing over lettuce mixture; toss gently, yet thoroughly until well coated. Gently stir in avocado pieces and olives.

Yield (Liquid): 8 cups total

Serving Suggestions: Serve with rosemary breadsticks

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 290; Total Fat 21 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 4 g, Mono 11 g); Cholesterol 95 mg; Sodium 410 mg; Potassium 674 mg; Total Carbohydrates 15 g; Dietary Fiber 6 g; Total Sugars 2 g; Protein14 g; Vitamin A 5105 (IU); Vitamin C 35 mg; Calcium 80 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 86 (IU); Folate 168 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.5 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 100%; Vitamin C 60%; Calcium 8%; Iron 15%

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

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