3.02.2009

Low Carb and Lenten: Shrimp & Avocado Salad

Since we are in Lent, for the next 6 weeks I'm going to devote Tuesday's 5 Dollar Dinners posts to thrifty, low-carb meals that are also Lenten. This exotic, yet simple salad was so delicious that it was hard to believe it was really fast-friendly!

Last week's specials at Fred Meyer were the inspiration for this meal:

Shrimp & Avocado Salad:

4 cups organic salad greens ($.75, I buy Earth Bound from Costco and this lasts us for weeks!)
1/2 large avocado, cubed ($0.75 last week at Fred's)
1/2 lb Oregon Shrimp Meat ($2.00 special at Fred's last week)
4 scallions, chopped ($0.25)

Total Cost for Salad: $3.75 for 4 main-dish salads.

Dressing:

1/8 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($0.25)
1/4 cup rice vinegar ($0.27)
2 T raw honey (I buy it in bulk from Azure Standard, $0.18)
2 T unpasteurized soy sauce or tamari ($0.26), or more to taste
1/2 tsp grated ginger ($0.10)
1 clove garlic, minced ($0.07)

Dressing Total: $1.03 for 1 cup of dressing

Directions:

For salad, layer the ingredients on a platter, in order listed above.

For dressing, whirl all ingredients in the blender and pour over salad. Adjust soy sauce to taste.

Total cost of meal: $4.78!

Be sure to check back next Tuesday for more Low Carb, Lenten meals under $5! If you have any recipe ideas to share, or have a recipe you'd like to see "Lentenized" or "Low-Carbized" please leave a comment! I need some ideas too!

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2 comments:

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

Oh, yum. i think shrimp & avocado is one of my favorite food combinations! :) The dressing sounds really fun, too.

Blessings,
Michele

Carrie @ OrganicThrifty said...

Michele, thanks! It's divine!