Zesty Avocado, Dragon Fruit and Shrimp Salad

Because of the abundance of dragon fruit in Ilocos and avocados are in season, I got inspired by this shrimp, avocado and dragon fruit salad recipe I found on the net. I went to the supermarket at about the same time people were going wild about that crappy end of the world rumor. Okay, were still alive and I had a great healthy salad!

The salad was the easiest thing to whip up. You might want to try something light, fresh and wholesome for a change. Just marinate cooked and peeled shrimps in a mixture of 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon minced garlic and 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Arrange lettuce leaves on individual salad plates and toss in cubed (one-half each) avocado and dragon fruit. Top with the shrimps and lemon-olive oil-garlic marinade. Makes 2-4 servings. I was unable to find lime in the original recipe, so I used lemon instead.

Sweet, the mister loved it *wink*

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OMG Ilocano Salad

Oh, my greens! Healthy and light  Ilocano vegetable salad with uttong (string beans), pallang (winged beans), katuday (scarlet wisteria) and camatis (tomatoes) seasoned with bugguong (fish sauce) and laya (ginger) is simple to prepare. Choose maribanban (young) uttong. Remove bitter stigmas from the katuday flowers; cut pallang and uttong into suitable slices; blanch katuday, pallang and uttong in boiling water for 2 minutes and be careful not to overdo, then drain well. Put the greens in a bowl and add camatis slices, crushed ginger bits and the desired amount of fish paste, then toss. I suggest just a bit of the salty fish. A cinch.

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