Mango, Avocado and Grilled Shrimp Salad with a Peanut Dressing

Mango, Avocado and Grilled Shrimp Salad with a Peanut Dressing


I had some tom yum grilled shrimp left over and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I had recently come across a recipe for a mango and avocado salad with a peanut dressing on Cara's Cravings that sounded amazingly good and it called for finishing the salad off with some shrimp. I really like the creamy avocado and juicy mango combo and that immediatly caught my attention with this salad. If the shrimp, mango and avocado weren't enough the salad was dressed up in a peanut and coconut dressing and I had recently tried and really liked a peanut dressing with coconut milk on the Thai green bean and crab salad. The shrimp are of course optional but if you have some already cooked shrimp on hand then this salad is a piece of cake to throw together and well worth it! The salad was nice and light and yet filling and packed with flavour. The peanut and coconut dressing was really tasty and it went well with the mango and avocado and the tasty tom yum shrimp finished the salad off perfectly.

Mango, Avocado and Grilled Shrimp Salad with a Peanut Dressing

(makes 2 salads)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk
1 lime (juice and zest)
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 birds eye chili (sliced)
1 teaspoon palm sugar (grated or brown sugar)
1 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)
1 tablespoon mint (chopped)
1 mango (stoned, scooped and sliced)
1 avocado (stoned, scooped and sliced)
2 handfuls salad greens
2 green onions (sliced)
2 tablespoons peanuts (roasted and chopped)
6 tom yum grilled shrimp (optional)

Directions:
1. Mix the coconut milk, lime, fish sauce, peanut butter, chili, sugar and cilantro in a bowl and set aside.
2. Assemble the salad, toss with dressing to coat and serve garnished with chopped roasted peanuts.

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39 comments:

Natalie said...

This looks so delicious and light! I think I would love it especially with coconut shrimp. Beautiful photos as always!

screwdestiny said...

Lovely photo. I've never tried this combination but it sounds delicious.

Christina said...

I would never think to pair mango and avacado, but the colors look so beautiful together and I bet it's a delicious combo!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love mango and avocado. And I love them in salads. What a recipe!

TasteHongKong said...

I clicked to this photo at the first sight I saw at Tastespotting. Nice combinations!

Anncoo said...

WOW! Look at the colour, so beautiful and tempting :)

Peabody said...

Mmm, another winner Kevin. I love what you do with shrimp!

Christelle said...

combination i love this dish, so summery! :) I'll definitely give it a go! :)

Joanne said...

I have been thinking about trying to recreate the peanut dressing that is always served with thai salads. It looks like this may be it! Thanks for the recipe.

Nina Timm said...

If this salad does not want you to throw a pool party then nothing else will inspire you!!! Beautiful colors and I can imagine the peanut butter dressing.....mmmmmmm!

Jennifer said...

I remember the first time I tried mango and avocado together, admittingly a bit skeptical over all the rage...fell in love! I haven't tried it with peanut sauce, though now I cant wait!! Beautiful, Kevin!

Talita said...

You always take so beautiful photos! This dish looks delish!

Ben said...

So fresh and beautiful!

Katerina said...

It is like a deconstructed salad roll!

Zoe said...

I love this salad! I could eat it all day long...

ConversationsWithACupcake said...

Saw this on Facebook and feel horrifically in love with it. Is that wrong? To love a shrimp?

What a fine, fine site you host over here. I'll check in often, and feel so tickled to have found you.

VeggieGirl said...

You should seriously think about a career in food styling - your dishes are always so damn beautiful!! Haha.

julia said...

What a perfect dish for the last days of summer.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

WOW this looks amazing and what a perfect salad in this miserable heat we are having here!! Cannot wait to make this one!

Josh said...

this looks amazing...all the different textures, flavors, and colors. yum!

Arch said...

Very unique combination...Picture is brilliant - love the presentation in all your pics...sounds like a super salad !

Amy said...

Mango, Avocado, and shrimp..three of my absolute favorites, I would devour this.

the southern hostess said...

This looks fantastic!

The Duo Dishes said...

Looks really great. Such nice colors!

Dolce said...

The peanut dressing with the shrimps is really appealing...

Cheryl said...

Wow that looks scrumptions and very refreshing!

Dawn said...

Kevin it amazes me that you have leftovers all the time. If I made what you made, there would never be an leftovers, and then I would weight 400 pounds!
But I do love all the flavor-combos in this one.

angela said...

Sweet mother of Jesus, this looks amazing! Excuse me while I wipe my drool.

Pam said...

I love everything about this salad!

Kerstin said...

What a delicious salad! I love mango and avocado together and the shrimp look perfect!

Angie's Recipes said...

I can easily tell you are a seafood fan.

A perfect seafood salad...


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Divina Pe said...

Now I'm the one who's out of avocados. I always love the combination of avocado, mangoes and shrimp. It's really refreshing most especially with the peanut dressing. That's yummy Kevin.

pigpigscorner said...

Lovely combo, sounds really tasty and refreshing!

Cara said...

Hi Kevin, glad you loved the salad too!

Sam@BingeNYC said...

This looks so fresh and delicious. I am loving the mango and avocado.

Neeta said...

really like the mango, avocado, shrimp combo - looks fresh and delicious, thanks.....

d said...

I made this for lunch today and we absolutely loved it!!! Great blog. Thanks!!

BlogButterfly said...

Oh wow, that looks amazing! I must try this soon! Although, I may have to wait as I have already filled my fridge to the brim with a plethora of other ingredients for different recipes. I most certainly am going to try this next week :) Yum!

Vixen Hicks said...

Ive made a salad quite similar to this but not this fancy. I will definitely try this.

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