March 2, 2014 Food & Drink

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Lauren Patrick is a native Southerner and the editor of Pretty Southern.com. She’s a member of the Atlanta Blogger Network and Atlanta Food Blogger Society. #LovetheSouth #GoDawgs Follow Lauren on Twitter

Shrimp with fresh avocado & mango salsa.

Shrimp with fresh avocado & mango salsa.

This delightful was inspired by a Pinterest recipe we found from Self magazine. We kept it simple with just a few ingredients, making this an easy meal any time of year.

1 lb medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 large mango, peeled and diced
1 medium avocado, diced
1 medium tomato, diced
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 jalapeño chile, seeded and finely chopped
2 fresh limes

The components for avocado & mango salsa.

The components for avocado & mango salsa.

Combine shrimp, 1/4 cup cilantro, oil, garlic, and 1/4 tsp salt in a bowl. Toss well, then add in the juice of 1 lime. Toss again, then cover and let marinate for 1 hour. Combine remaining 1/4 cup cilantro with remaining 1/4 tsp salt, mango, avocado, tomato, onion, jalapeño and juice from lime #2 in a bowl. Skewer shrimp, and grill for 90 seconds on each side (3 minutes total) or sauté in a pan with a bit of non stick cooking spray. Serve atop your delicious, fresh salsa. This dinner is perfect for either two people or to take as leftovers for lunch (served over a bed of fresh lettuce for a tasty salad).

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