Zesty Lime Cilantro Shrimp and Black Bean Salad
Get ready for a great deal of sabor in every bite with this Zesty Lime Cilantro Shrimp and Black Bean Salad. Inspired by the cuisine south of the border, this is a healthy, light, and refreshing salad that will tantalize your taste buds with every bite.
Just a prawn in the game of life.
Ever wondered why we pair citrus fruits with seafood? Was it simply because lemon and fish tasted good or was there a deeper reason? Originally it was a safety precaution, believing that a mouthful of lemon juice would dissolve any bones that were accidentally swallowed. While lemon juice does help dissolve fish bones, we mostly kept with it because the flavors are a delight with the sweet acidic flavor balancing out the briny flavor of seafood.
While lemon and lime are the most popular citrus pairings, you can play around here and really get some interesting flavors. You could try grapefruit, and get a nice sour and tangy taste but with that subtle sweetness that would play nicely with the shrimp. Maybe even an orange, especially a blood orange, that would deliver some boldness without being overpowering. Get creative because this Zesty Lime Cilantro Shrimp and Black Bean Salad will surely satisfy.
- In a blender or food processor, add a little bit of olive oil, lime juice, ¼ cup of cilantro, a few splashes of hot sauce, and some Spicy Dan-O’s. Then blend all that up to make your salad dressing.
- Next, in a bowl, add 1 can of drained and rinsed black beans, a handful of cooked shrimp, 1 diced red bell pepper, ¼ cup of sliced green onion, and another ½ cup of chopped cilantro. Then add your dressing and mix all that up.
- When you serve, feel free to add more Dan-O’s