Mangia Monday!

Monday Morning
Faces, sculptured in sunken gloom, throng the streets in despairing and anxious haste. Being once again, habitually, shocked by the terror and cruelty of reality, as the clock starts its journey along the rails of another week of the same.
-John O'Connell

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! As usual mine just FLEW by!! I am always amazed at all the activity that you can cram into two days - no wonder why I am always tired on Monday! Do you feel the same? Mondays are my day of rest, no major cleaning, simple meal, just doing the basics! In honor of my Mondays I have a easy-peasy recipe to share! Enjoy!

Shrimp Salad


* 2 Packs cherry tomatoes, halved (red and yellow)
* 4 Tbsp lemon vinaigrette (recipe below)
* 3 Tbsp shallots, peeled and finely diced
* 16 oz cooked shrimp, thawed and tail tips removed
* 2 avocados, peeled, pitted & diced
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 1 head green leaf lettuce
* 1 loaf Italian bread, grilled


1.) Place tomatoes in bowl.
2.) Add lemon vinaigrette, shallots, & shrimp; toss gently.
3.) Allow mixture to sit at room temp 10 min for flavors to mix.
4.) Add avocado & season to taste with salt and pepper.
5.) Stir gently to combine.
6.) Portion lettuce on 4 serving plates.
7.) Top lettuce with shrimp salad.
8.) Serve with grilled Italian bread.

Lemon Vinaigrette


* 1/2 cup olive oil
* 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon minced shallot
* 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
* 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
* 1/2 teaspoon sugar
* salt and pepper to taste


1.) Whisk all ingredients in bowl to blend.
2.) Season with salt and pepper.
(This can be made 1 day ahead, store in refrigerator)

Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

1 comment:

Momma J said...

Oh Yum! I love shrimp!