If you think that food bloggers, even those who generally cook by the seat of their pants, live in a complete vacuum when it comes to recipe inspiration you would be completely mistaken. When in need of a new concept or glimmer of an idea I turn to the most talented group of recipe wranglers I have ever had the pleasure of associating myself with; Other food bloggers! And without a doubt, one of the bloggers who tops the list as a great source of inspiration is Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes.
This recipe is a revamped version of Elise’ Shrimp and Avocado Salad, which was posted on Simply Recipes several years ago and even though it might be an older recipe, it’s still absolutely with the times, full of flavor and could be served at the trendiest foodie get together without feeling out of place. Of course I made a few modifications to her original recipe, but it’s the nature of any cook to adapt a concept to fit his or her tastes or the tastes of those being served. In all I’ll give this one a 10, but I still have to blame elise for tempting me with the idea in the first place.
As a temptress, she’s a great muse. Just don’t blame her for the low quality of this photo. I was starving!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 355mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 6gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
I used endive as my greens for this salad but I found it a bit too chewy for my tastes. While I love endive, I’ll probably mix it in with some romaine next time around for a better texture.
Aside from that, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this dish. It’s fantastic, and I guarantee I’ll be making it again for as long as avocados are in season!