Sunshine Salad

It was pouring rain all day, by the time I was on my way home there were enormous puddles along the roads.  Puddles that went midway up the side of a car tire. Puddles with rushing water. I had to step through one of these puddles on my way home. The moment my foot touched the water my left flip-flop was swept off my foot. I was a little shocked and didn’t realize what had happened for a few moments. By the time I did catch on, the flip-flop had made its way into speeding traffic. I thought about chasing after it, but I’m pretty sure if I had I would have been run over. So instead I walked the three blocks home with one shoe. Fun.

So to bring some sunshine into my evening I made myself a nice salad with mango, avocado, and prosciutto wrapped shrimp. Something about a nice ripe mango makes me so happy, and this one was delicious.  The prosciutto also adds a really nice salty-ness to the shrimp.

Shrimp, Mango and Avocado Salad

  • shrimp
  • prosciutto slices
  • mango slices
  • avocado slices
  • spinach
  • olive oil
  • lime juice
  • basil leaves
  • salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wrap each shrimp in a small piece of prosciutto, the bake for 4 or 5 minutes.
  3. Mix olive oil, lime juice and basil leave and salt and pepper together.
  4. Toss mango, avocado, and spinach with dressing.
  5. Top with cooked shrimp.

And now I’m going to go eat some ice cream.

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9 thoughts on “Sunshine Salad

  1. It’s just so funny that your flip flop floated away like that! Really sad, but also really funny!
    I hope they weren’t too pricey….

    Ripe mangoes are definitely a good source of happiness!

  2. Run away flip-flop, you can’t make this stuff up ;-) When flip-flops go bad they really go bad, overall just not a dependable shoe! I love the name of your salad, I just had to check it out and it looks good, mangoes are so good right now!

  3. What a horrible way to come home. Rain and shoeless. I am so glad you had the ingredients to make this lovely salad and ice cream to salve the bad commute.

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