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Bright, fresh Tropical Shrimp Lettuce Wraps combine the crunch and flavor of fresh fruits and veggies with the protein power of shrimp with the sweet tang of honey lime soyaki sauce. A deliciously light, refreshing summer meal!
If there's one thing that is true about me, it's that I LOVE salads! I love making them, I love eating them, and I love sharing them with other people. But. I do NOT love making them for my family. Or at least not for my kids. Because nine times out of ten, I get a turned up nose at even the mention of salad! How in the world am I raising such non-salad-loving kids!?
Or maybe the better question is how in the world am I raising such non-salad-loving kids who also happen to LOVE fruit?? It doesn't seem to add up, does it? But it's true. If I put any size bowl of fruit in front of them, they will completely devour it! Let's see - they can't get enough fruit, and I want them to eat more veggies. Hmmmmm....do you see where I'm going with this?
That's right - why not mix the fruit with the veggies and see what happens? Of course, to make it work, I knew I would need to entice them with some of their favorites. So I headed to Pick 'n Save and pulled out all the stops. I got mango....and pineapple....and avocado (for them), and then mixed in some of my favorites, like carrots....and red pepper....and, of course, leafy greens. And do you know what happened? They ate them! And they LIKED them!
Not only did they love the fact that they could eat mango for dinner, but they also loved the fact that this was a "no fork necessary" kind of meal. And let's face it - any time you can eat with your fingers, it's a guaranteed success! Good for adults, good for kids, and packed with all kinds of good things. Yep, I'd call this a winning recipe. And one that we'll be eating all spring and summer long!
Tropical Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
- 8 oz. cooked shrimp small or medium size
- ½ red pepper chopped
- ½ avocado chopped
- ⅓ c. matchstick carrots
- ¼ c. mango chopped
- ¼ c. red onion chopped
- ¼ c. pineapple chopped
- 6-8 lettuce leaves
- For soyaki sauce:
- ⅓ c. soy sauce
- ⅓ c. teriyaki sauce
- ⅓ c. rice wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic 6 cloves
- ¾ tsp. onion powder
- ¾ tsp. ground ginger
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- juice of 1 lime
Combine shrimp and chopped fruits & vegetables in a medium bowl.
Prepare soyaki sauce by combining all ingredients in a container and stirring or shaking to mix.
Spoon shrimp mixture into lettuce leaves; drizzle with soyaki sauce or dip lettuce wraps into sauce as desired.
For more spring salad inspiration, visit your local Pick 'n Save store and check out the "Think Spring Sale". You can find great savings just by looking for the special tags on seasonal favorites throughout the store! You can also learn more by checking out the Pick 'n Save website or visiting them on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest!