5.01.2012

The time my husband made THE best grilled shrimp taco salad.




April showers...Bring May flowers!
May is my favoriteeee month, friends (I mean, it is my birthday month..).
So, today I bring you a killer salad recipe to enjoy all month long. :)


On Tuesdays, I usually do spin class at my gym so I don't get home until a little later. Last Tuesday, I about fainted when I came home from the class and let me tell you-it wasn't from the sweat, calories, tears (just kidding), I had just sweated out in the spin room (lucky bike).

Billy had dinner ready for us. Both of us. It's not that this a rare occasion or that Billy doesn't know how to cook, it's just a bigger deal to me when he does (especially when he surprises me) since I'm a pescatarian and it isn't the easiest thing to plan a dinner that the both of us can enjoy and eat together. It's also a big deal because typically I'm all whiney ("UGH! Now I have to cook?! I'm sooo tired.) and ready to stuff my face with anything in the pantry after spin, and what he made for us was healthy and a salad.

I'm not sure if it's just my man, but Billy doesn't consider a salad a dinner MEAL. He typically wants to add something with it.
How many men do you know that are the same way?

This salad surprised both of us, but more so Billy. He LOVED it. This salad is filling, perfect for the summer (so fresh, light, and yummy!), and pretty easy to put together. This salad will become a staple in your home in the summer, I promise (that is if you like shrimp!). I've made it three times already. The original recipe didn't call for shrimp, but we think it's so much better with it. Billy just grilled some shrimp before tossing together the salad ingredients.


Grilled Shrimp Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
adapted from the Everygirl


Ingredients:
2 flour tortillas
1 lb. grilled shrimp (medium or large)
3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped (we added in some spinach too)
1 cup corn
1 cup black beans
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (I didn't add much on mine to make it healthier)
1/4 red bell pepper
15 chery tomatoes, halved
1/2 avocado, chopped

Vinaigrette Ingredients:
1 tbls fresh lime juice
1 tbls cilanto, finely chopped
2 tbls EVOO
1 tbls red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
Pinch of pepper

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using an oven safe glass bowl, place bowl upside down on a baking sheet. Use hands to mold flour tortilla to bowl and bake for 10 minutes or until tortilla is golden brown. Repeat with second tortilla (or use two bowls).

While tortillas are baking, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to form cilantro lime vinaigrette. Once tortillas are baked, fill shell with beans, corn, lettuce, tomatoes, pepper, cheese, avocado, and top with vinaigrette.

*Alternative-We didn't use the tortilla bowls. Instead, we just crushed up some tortilla chips in the bottom of the bowl. You can do whatever you'd prefer!


Do any of your men consider a salad a meal?
Have them try this one!

*If you leave a comment saying Billy is the bomb.com for making this--you get an extra entry in my giveaway. Just kidding-kind of. ;)

Who else wants to eat anything/everything in sight after an hour spin class?


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24 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness. YUM! I must make this asap!

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  2. I want to marry him on his second marriage. PLEASE. This looks soooo good. XOXOXOXO cannot wait to see you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. um YUM! Maybe I'll leave this up on the computer so my Mr sees it when he comes home and i'm away at the gym! :)

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  4. Bonus points for Billy! My hubby makes breakfast every morning, but I don't think he's ever done dinner. Probably because I dominate the kitchen and hover over him. :) This salad looks delicious! I made a taco salad two weeks ago with beans, but shrimp might be even better... I'll have to try it out.

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  5. Yummmmm! Fortunately, Corby likes salads and is perfectly ok with a salad for a meal :) I will be making this asap!

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  6. This looks amazing! I'm a pescatarian too, but my hubby is a big meat guy. He also snubs his nose at the idea of a salad being a whole meal. I think If I made this with a chicken breast for him and shrimp for me it would be perfect!

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  7. That looks beyond amazing..putting that on my to-make list ASAP!

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  8. Oh this looks amaaazing!! Way to go! So glad the hubby loved it too!

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  9. Yum, this looks delish! Go Billy for being Husband of the week, or maybe month? ;) Too bad my dog can't have my dinner ready when I get home haha. But seriously I am going to make this.. thanks for sharing love!

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  10. billy is the bomb.com hahah love it babe. that was pretty easy to make! and it did fill me up, dont forget to mention i added salt pepper and a little more than the recommended amount of butter to the shrimp. love you!

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  11. that looks so yummy! I pinned it on my recipe board on pinterest (with a link back to your blog of course!)

    kelsiesbeautifullife.blogspot.com

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  12. I'm majorly impressed. Balancing two very different appetites can be such a challenge! Good for Billy for putting this together for ya'll. I can relate to how amazing this would be -- my Tuesday night workout class gets me home at 8, and I'm always looking for something quick and easy to pull together.

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  13. Yum, this looks amazing! I love salads for dinner in the summer, they're so fresh yet can still be really filling...definitely giving this one a try! :)

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  14. Already having your meal cooked for you when you come home is seriously one of the best surprises! A meal isn't a meal to Cameron unless there's some type of meat!

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  15. The salad looks amazing! Way to go hubby! :)

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  16. wow you have super husband on your hands!! watch out world. that salad looks so yummy! and cute dress on you :-)

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  17. uh this looks amazing! and so do you in your cute dress.

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  18. Yum! Lucky lady! My hubs doesn't consider salad a meal either...ya know, unless it has steak and potatoes on top ;)
    The dress is adorable!

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  19. Oh my gosh, that looks SO GOOD!! I am making it tomorrow. I love shrimp, but never thought to put it in salad.
    xo

    Whitney

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  20. saw this on instagram and wanted to drop everything and fly up to ohio and invite myself to dinner! bill-man's got some skills!!

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  21. Love that dress! So cute! :)

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  22. cannot wait to try this! yummmm

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  23. Yay! I've been checking your blog daily since I saw this on instagram! I'm so going to make this over the weekend. Btw- I love your blog. You're one of my favorite daily reads. Being a fellow pom-mom, I love Rocky too! He's too cute!

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