Friday, March 2, 2012

Pineapple, mango and shrimp salad

Salads can be so boring, I'm always up for something different..I decided on creating this to die for salad the other day and it was a hit.. It is so refreshing and palette cleansing.

You will need

250g cooked shrimp
1 large ripe mango (peeled and diced)
250g fresh pineapple, peeled and diced *(sorry only fresh will do!)
100g sweet corn (canned)
1/2 red pepper finely sliced 
1 large carrot finely grated.
1 small red onion finely sliced
2 tablespoons raisins (optional)
1-2 tablespoons of fresh mint or flat leaf parsley (finely sliced)

In a mixing bowl combine all above ingredients and set aside in the fridge until ready to serve

For the dressing

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar /white vinegar (balsamic is much nicer!)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 whole garlic clove (slightly pressed only to release it's flavours)
1 teaspoon of mixed dried herbs
salt and pepper to taste

In a cup 

Whisk all the above ingredients well, until you see the mixture starting to emulsify. Pour dressing over salad just before serving. This salad tastes so good with barbecued meat !!

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