Blackened Shrimp, Asparagus and Avocado Salad with Lemon Pepper Yogurt Dressing


INGREDIENTS

Blackened Shrimp:
500g raw peeled large shrimp (King Prawns), tails removed
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons sweet paprika (or smokey for a different flavour option)
2 bunches of Asparagus, halved
1 teaspoon olive oil

Salad:
4 cups Cos lettuce leaves (or lettuce of choice), washed and ready to use
1 Avocado, cubed
¼ red onion, sliced
1 handful fresh basil leaves

Dressing:
⅓ cup greek yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional for extra flavour)
2 tablespoons water (or olive oil)
Salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine shrimp (prawns) with all of the spice ingredients, and rub into the shrimp until evenly coated. Heat a large pan/skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil. Saute the shrimp/prawns and the Asparagus while turning occasionally until the shrimp/prawns and asparagus have started to change colour and are just cooked (about 5 minutes).
  2. Combine the lettuce leaves, avocado, onion slices and basil leaves in a salad bowl. Add the shrimp/prawns and avocado over the top. Drizzle with the dressing.
  3. For the dressing:
  4. Combine the yogurt in a bowl with the lemon pepper, lemon juice (if using), water and salt. Mix well to combine.

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