Chayote & Shrimp Salad


Jumbo shrimp, cooked and cut in half
Chayote, washed and peeled with julienne peeler
Strawberries, washed and sliced
Walnuts, chopped
Blood orange or pink grapefruit, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
Hearts of romaine
Lemon wedge or lemon juice
Honey or blue agave


Ingredients are proportionate to how many servings are desired.

Wash the chayote and remove outer skin with a peeler. Anchor the chayote at one end with a fork and using a julienne peeler, peel and rotate until all flesh is removed down to the core. Blot excess moisture with a paper towel.

Assemble the chayote, shrimp and walnuts in a salad bowl. Drizzle with honey and fresh squeezed lemon and gently combine  ingredients. Gently stir in the strawberries and blood orange to prevent chayote from turning pink. Serve over hearts of romaine.

Update: I made this salad a second time using both chayote and cucumber. As well, I added sliced sugar snap peas. Delicious.


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