I found this delightful recipe online while browsing through Pinterest. Here I’ve modified the recipe ever so slightly to make it 17 Day Diet friendly for Cycle 2 (without the avocado) or Cycle 3 as is. Remember, since this recipe has fruit, make sure you eat it before 2pm. Otherwise, leave fruit out and eat it for dinner.
Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Shrimp
1 pound large peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed and rinsed well
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon, about 1/4 cup
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and Pepper
1-2 large grapefruit (any type you like)
1 firm, ripe avocado (allowed only in Cycle 3)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp red-wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp sweetener
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
1 package fresh baby greens
1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
For shrimp – in a medium, non reactive bowl, combine marinade ingredients. Add shrimp. Toss to coat and leave to marinate for about 30 minutes. Remove shrimp from marinade. Heat a pan over medium high heat, and cook shrimp for about 2-3 minutes, until pink. Set aside to cool.
Slice peel from top and bottom of grapefruit. Peel sides so all the flesh is showing. Cut out segments over a bowl to catch the juice. Reserve about 1/4 cup juice for dressing.
Cut avocado in quarters around pit. Remove and discard pit, then peel and dice.
In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup grapefruit juice, oil, vinegar, mustard, sweetener, salt and pepper and dill. Adjust seasonings.
Divide greens among 4 plates. Top with grapefruit, avocado, cucumber and shrimp. Drizzle with vinaigrette just before serving. Serves 4.
See the original recipe here at sweetsugarbean.com.
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