I love summer, and one of my favorite summer things to do are parties and barbecues. I love being outside with family and friends, sharing great food, and wonderful company. I am usually asked to make potato salad, or my mom's famous crab salad (recipe will post soon-you will not want to miss that one!). However, not everyone likes rich, creamy salads, and would much rather have something light.
The good news?
I have a great recipe that solves this problem.
If you are in the mood for something fresh and summery, this shrimp salad is my favorite. It can be served as a side dish, or a main dish.
Looking for something to make for the fourth? Well, this is your recipe!
Whenever I make this salad, everyone seems to ask for the recipe, so now I am sharing it with the world (or the people who read this blog-thank you!).
The dressing calls for tequila.....yes, tequila. Need I say more?
It is optional if you need to make it more kid friendly, but it makes the dressing so delicious. Just call it an adult salad. Tell the kids there is spinach in it or something. They won't want to come near it and then, there is more for you!
The recipe calls for cooked shrimp. I roasted mine in the oven at 450 for about 10 minutes. You also could grill the shrimp (yum!), or buy cooked shrimp. The corn should be fresh off the cob and does not need to be cooked. Raw corn is so delicious, especially this time of year.
Shrimp Salad with Tequila Honey & Lime Dressing
1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
1 pound of shrimp(cooked) and cooled
1 pint of grape tomatoes halved
4 large scallions, chopped
3/4- 1 cup of fresh corn
3 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
3 teaspoons of honey
1 tablespoons of tequila(optional)
1/4-1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
Cook the asparagus in a large pot of boiling water for about 5 minutes, Drain and rinse under cool water. You may also roast the asparagus with the shrimp 450 for 5-10 minutes until crisp tender (Just let it cool slightly before adding other ingredients) next combine all other ingredients. Then whisk together lime juice, oil, tequila (optional), salt and pepper. Toss with shrimp mixture. Serve immediately or chill.