Shrimp & Mango Salad with Vanilla Citrus Dressing

Shrimp and Mango SaladServes 4

1 package lovely greens – like butter leaf and frisee, or an herb salad mix
18 shrimp, just cooked
1 just-ripe mango, peeled and sliced
1 just-ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
Juice of 1 orange
Juice of 2 limes
4 tablespoons orange muscat vinegar (or champagne vinegar)
1 tablespoon honey
1½ tablespoons vanilla paste
A handful fresh thyme – leaves removed from stem
6 scallions, finely sliced
1 cup extra virgin olive oil

 

Make the salad dressing by mixing vinegar, citrus juice, sweetness from honey and/or vanilla bean paste, thyme leaves and scallions. Whisk in your salad bowl or shake in a jar to combine, then add olive oil, a little at a time, whisking or shaking until you have a nice texture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. We like to dress the greens first, plate, and then dress the shrimp, mango and avocado and arrange prettily on top. You can vary the dressing by replacing the vanilla with a thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, grated. Both are delicious!

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