Thursday, September 10, 2009

Margarita Shrimp Salad for Sandwiches and Wraps



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...
This is a lovely Baja-type salad that is best used as a filling for sandwiches and wraps. A small amount of shrimp is extended with fajita-type vegetables and then seasoned with lime juice and Margarita salt. I cheat terribly with this recipe. I buy precooked shrimp and use any coarse salt I happen to have in the house. If I can't find yellow and green tomatoes, I just use more red. The only thing that suffers is the color of the finished dish. I've adapted this recipe from one that appears as a dip in many places on the internet. I've been unable to find who really should be credited with this recipe. This takes minutes to assemble and it's one of my favorite go-to recipes when time is short and stomachs are growling. I rarely have leftovers, but this filling can be kept in the refrigerator for a day or so. While I prefer to serve the salad wrapped in a flour tortilla, it is also wonderful on slices of a baguette or croissant. This is a treat that is assembled rather than made. The only caution is to keep the ingredients in bite-sized pieces of approximately the same size. Here's the recipe.

Margarita Shrimp Salad...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
1 pound boiled, peeled shrimp
1 large red tomato, chopped
1 large yellow tomato, chopped
1 large green tomato, chopped
1 large jalapeƱo, seeded and chopped
1 small onion, peeled and diced
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 avocados, chopped
1/2 lime, juiced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Margarita salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
8 flour tortillas or baguette slices

Directions:
1) Chop shrimp and put in a bowl. Add remaining vegetables that have been prepared. Cover with lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Chill quickly.
2) Spoon an equal portion of salad onto tortilla or baguette slices. Wrap filling if using tortillas. Yield: 8 servings.

27 comments:

Mary said...

Yum!! So fresh, and you know I love shrimp, though I seem to have gotten more on a crab theme lately LOL!

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

Wow! What an amazing blog. I am not much of a cook at all, but your pictures, stories, and directions, make me want to be adventurous and give something a try.

Pauline said...

You said the only that suffers is the color of the dish, but I see a wonderful palette right there! It looks so bright and colorful!

Julie said...

Oh my that looks good enough to eat right off the screen! Thanks for sharing such yummy recipes to other gals out here. Thanks for visiting today. :-)
Keep up the awesome cooking and sharing!
Have a great week.

Debbie said...

I love shrimp...what a great way to have them. This looks so delicious.....

pigpigscorner said...

Lovely! I've never heard of Margarita salt though.

Hootin' Anni said...

*knock knock*

You better let me in! You KNOW I'm at your doorstep...so, let me in. I want to eat whatever your making today...I just KNOW it's gonna be MORE than ONE perfect bite!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Yummm is right! I love margarita shrimp cocktail so I know I'll love this. Thanks for the recipe!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Mary, this looks delicious. I know the guys will love it this w/k. Thanks for swinging by to see the trumpet vine. I hope this finds you having a super day my friend.
hugs ~lynne~

My Little Space said...

Sounds terrific! Something light and simple for the day!

Pam said...

Oh these look so good! I love the colors and flavors...mmmmm.

Bridgett said...

Not only do they sound delicious, but they are so colorful and pretty as well!

Susan said...

This recipe is absolutely screaming FLORIDA! Will be trying it when we get home. Thanks. By the way, your husband does know how lucky he is to be married to you, right? Anyone would appreciate such versatility in cooking.

girlichef said...

I love this!! It looks so erfect and almost makes me wish summer were longer.

Esi said...

Oh wow!! This sounds delicious. Saving this for sure!

James said...

Yum!

Marta said...

I think coarse salt would work just fine :)
This is a perfect way to re-use some leftovers. Brilliant and fun!

noble pig said...

So beautiful and colorful! I love it.

Maria said...

So colorful! Love this one!

the ungourmet said...

Did someone say wrap?!

This is such a terrifically bright and wonderful recipe! Nice!

once in a blue moon... said...

this looks so fresh and delish, i would love this!

Katy ~ said...

ALMOST too pretty to eat! Just lovely.

Helene said...

Sounds delicious, what a perfect salad for sandwiches.

Christina Kim said...

this is truly my favorite combo of flavors, and the colors are so vibrant!

Jensmere said...

This looks really delicious! What about putting on pita bread??? I can almost taste it just looking at the beautiful picture!

Thanks for sharing...
Susan

Debinhawaii said...

It looks so fresh and so delicious--love the bright colors.

retete- ina said...

yummy,Thanks for sharing such yummy recipe,like it very much

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