Shrimp Salad with Dried Cherries

Entrees, Salads.
This main-course salad is a treat any time of the year.

Shrimp Salad with Dried Cherries


Quantity Ingredients
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp coarse-ground Dijon mustard
1 tsp dried basil (or tbsp chopped fresh basil)
1/4 tsp salt
4 cups mixed salad greens
1 pound medium-size, cooked, peeled shrimp
2 small, ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced
3/4 cup dried tart cherries
1/4 cup sliced green onions


For the dressing, combine olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, basil and salt; mix with a wire whisk or beat with a large spoon until well mixed. Refrigerate while preparing salad.

For the salad, divide salad greens evenly between 4 plates. Combine shrimp, avocados, cherries and green onions in a large bowl; divide shrimp mixture evenly over salad greens. Drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 main couse servings.