Shrimp Salad

Total Time:
30 min
30 min

4 to 6 servings

  • 2/3 cup GREEN GODDESS DRESSING, recipe follows
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado, split, seeded, and peeled
  • 1 -1/2 pounds peeled, deviened and cooked shrimp cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into 3/4 inch chunks
  • 1/2 celery stalk, peeled and diced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 head Boston or Bibb lettuce, trimmed and washed
  • 1 pound cooked trimmed asparagus
  • 1 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, cored and cut into 12 wedges
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
  • 3 anchovy filets, soaked in cold water for 5 minutes, dried, and coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup prepared or homemade mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 -1/2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • In a blender, combine the dressing and the avocado, and puree until smooth.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the shrimp, cucumber, celery, lemon juice, 1/2-teaspoon salt, pepper to taste, and about 5 tablespoons of the dressing.

  • On a large platter or individual plates arrange the asparagus and tomatoes. Make a bed of lettuce and top with the shrimp salad. Sprinkle with the chives and serve the salad with the remaining dressing on the side.

  • Cook's Note: Substitute 3 cups other cooked seafood, such as crabmeat, crawfish tails, or lobster.

  • Combine the anchovies, mayonnaise, sour cream, chives, parsley, tarragon, basil, shallots, lemon juice, and the 1/4-teaspoon of salt in a blender. Puree to make a smooth dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Use now or store, covered, in the refrigerator, for up to 2 days.

  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups

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