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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tangy Shrimp Salad

Do you ever feel loaded down with food and just want something "Light and Refreshing"?....I had one of those days. I needed something to eat for lunch but didn't want all the "hum drum food" that I usually have, so I whipped up this refreshing little number. Its filling, yet not heavy...its scrumptious but not loaded down with fat (don't get me wrong...I love fat laden food, it just doesn't like me)...its got a great little tang to it, but not too much...You've got to give it a try. I would have to say that its probably not a dish that your hubby would dive right into, just because most men are into "MEAT and Taters"...this has "Chick Food" written all over it, but hey, some men may love it. I just know that my man would turn his nose right up at this dish of yumminess...but me?? Well....I DOVE RIGHT IN AND GOBBLED IT ALL UP!

Tangy Shrimp Salad

1 can black beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
1/2 red onion, diced into small pieces
1-3 tomato's, diced (however many you want)
1/2 c. vinegar
1 packet dry Italian dressing mix

pre-cooked frozen shrimp, thawed, drained and de-tailed
leaf lettuce

In a medium sized bowl combine beans, corn, onion, tomato's, vinegar and Italian dressing mix. Stir until dressing is completely mixed in. Refrigerate for 30 minutes so that flavors can "marry". Shred lettuce and divide evenly on individual plates. Top lettuce with bean mixture, shrimp and your favorite dressing.

*I like a lot of shrimp so I added a lot to mine...if you don't like as much shrimp, don't add as much.

** I didn't add any dressing to mine. The vinegar and Italian dressing mix makes a nice dressing all by itself....but it would be scrumptious with a little Ranch on it too.

***The bean mixture will make your lettuce go soggy (if you have any leftovers), this is the reason I made it on individual plates to serve instead of ONE big salad.

****Other toppings you could add to this dandy dish is: sliced olives, cottage cheese, grated cheese, crushed corn chips or croutons...use your imagination.



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