Zesty Shrimp & Black Bean Salad

July/August 2012

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Loaded with fresh tomatoes, peppers and cilantro and seasoned with cumin and chile, this shrimp and black bean salad recipe has all the flavors of a great fresh salsa and is a quick and easy no-cook recipe. Serve with tortilla chips or fresh corn tortillas.

Zesty Shrimp & Black Bean Salad

17 Reviews for Zesty Shrimp & Black Bean Salad

Zippy, Yummy and Delicious!

I found this recipe and can't stop raving about it. It was so easy to make. You can substitute larger shrimp with smaller shrimp. To brighten the flavours at the end, I squeezed a 1/2 lime. Very yummy! I'm making this for my next summer party.

Easy to make
Great Foundation recipe!

This is a solid recipe to start with and it's so easy to build upon according to your tastes! We used a tbs of "Chipotle Chili Powder" (found in the spice aisle) because our grocery was out of adobo. I'm not sure what the difference in taste is, but this substitution tasted amazing! We also added juice from one lime and a ripe avocado and it was so perfect. My recommendation is to keep the wet ingredients as listed and experiment with the dry ingredients {meat/veggies}.

Healthy, Light, Fast Prep, Delicious
So flavorful and fast!

My husband and I loved this salad. We make it just as it is written! It is definitely going the the regular rotation, especially for the summer when I can't stand eating hot food for dinner.

Easy, fast, great for weeknights, healthy
Tried a vegetarian substitution

I really like this recipe. The first time I tried it as written, which is delicious I wanted to make a vegetarian version to share with my girlfriend.

For the veggie version, I skipped the shrimp and added chunks of hard boiled egg white (the yolks would just break up and change the texture of the rest of the dish- save them for something else like deviled eggs or egg salad), and also some chunks of lightly sauteed mushrooms. The eggs make up for protein missing from the shrimp, while the mushrooms have a little firmer texture and add a bit of flavor as well.

Go Caribbean

I substituted the cherry tomatoes with cited mango and added lime juice. For some reason, I didn't think the tomatoes and mangos would go well together but do what you will.


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