Spinach Salad with Spiced Shrimp and Mango

Submitted by:The Core Diet

This is a great option for a dinner or lunch salad.  Split the recipe in half and it's a whole meal, looking for a smaller salad split the recipe by 4. 


  • 1/2 medium red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 8 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 large mango
  • 10 ounces large shrimp; peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro leaves


1. Combine onion and 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lime; cover and let stand 3 hours.

2. Place spinach in large bowl.  Peel mango; cut into 1/8-inch thick slices; add to spinach.

3. Cut remaining mango from pit; puree in food processor or blender with remaining 1/4 cup lime juice.

4. Strain onion; add to spinach. Reserve juice.

5. Toss shrimp with reserved lime juice, salt, pepper and cayenne.

6. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, cook until soft - about 1 1/2 minutes.  Add shrimp; cook until opaque - about 2 minutes. Add mango puree; toss; heat through. Add cilantro.

7. Remove from heat; toss with spinach, onion and sliced mango.




Serving size1/2 recipe

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