Arugula and Lime Shrimp Salad

Arugula and Lime Shrimp Salad
I made this salad just for me! It’s quick, easy and very yummy!  This portion is meant for one, so double or  triple the recipe if you want to share!

This is how I made it…

You will need:

6-8 peeled and cleaned shrimp, fresh or frozen. I used fresh shrimp.

1/2 of  a lime

cherry tomatoes

1 tablespoon light mayo

1 teaspoon  dijon mustard

1 tablespoon chopped red onion

1-2 tablespoons brown sugar pecans, I’ll let you know how I made ’em!

ranch dressing, any amount you like.

2 cups cleaned arugula

dash of pepper

dash of old bay seasoning

Clean your arugula in cold water, or use a handy salad spinner, I love mine! Once your salad is rinsed and drained of excess water place in a bowl or dish.  Meanwhile cook your shrimp if you bought them raw, or let them thaw if you bought them cooked but frozen. Let them cool in ice water if you wish. I usually do, I like cold shrimp. In a clean bowl, add your shrimp once cooled. You can cut them up, or leave them whole. Then add the mayo, mustard, chopped red onion, pepper, old bay, juice of 1/2 a lime. You may add more or less seasoning if you like. Mix well, and add on top of your arugula. Slice up some cherry tomatoes, and sprinkle the brown sugared pecans on top. Add your ranch dressing, as much as you like, or use any dressing you desire.

To make the brown sugar pecans I took whole pecans, about 1/2 cup, and chopped them just a little. I placed them in a not stick pan with a tablespoon of butter, a dash of vanilla extract, and a tablespoon of brown sugar. Let them get nice and coated in the sugary goodness for  just a couple of minutes. Place on a plate to cool, and use on salad. They can be used as toppings for cupcakes, or muffins too! Enjoy!

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