Shrimp salsa

This was going to be Friday’s blog but it didn’t quite make it, I thought it would be a nice ending after posting Watermelon Limeade and Strawberry Sorbet.  Oh well, it’s still summertime somewhere isn’t it?  Ha!

I had bought some small shrimp for fried rice but, decided I wanted something cold and easy on this particular night.  This is very similar to ceviche, which I could eat buckets full, but the shrimp is already cooked.  I also find this better the 2nd day when all the flavors have blended together.  I have been canning pickles about every other night right now, so quick, easy recipes are a life-saver for me.  Salsa canning will soon be upon me!

I posted this under appetizers but, once again this turned into a meal for us.  Also, lunch the next day 🙂  Let’s slice and dice shall we…

Shrimp Salsa

16 oz. cooked, peeled shrimp, rough chopped
4 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/2 c. red onion, finely diced
2 seeded hot peppers, diced (jalapeno is fine, I used cayenne straight from the garden :))
2-3 T. minced cilantro
Juice of two limes
Splash or two of red wine vinegar
1/2 t. kosher salt

*Tortilla chips

In a non-reactive bowl add your diced tomatoes.

Add your chopped shrimp.

Add your red onion.

Add your cilantro and hot pepper.

Add the lime juice, red wine vinegar and kosher salt to taste.  Toss together until everything is well coated.

Cover, refrigerate and let the flavors combine for at least an hour before serving.

*I prefer the lime chips for this dish, it just gives it that little extra kick.  It’s purrfect!

Recipe (slightly adapted) and health/calorie info. found here.

Happy Monday y’all!

About Suzie

My name is Suzie. I'm married and have a son in the Army. I enjoy cooking, country life, reading and my animals, hence the name of this blog. My two German Shepherds are underfoot anytime I'm cooking ;) Oh, I'm also addicted to Food Network Channel.
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20 Responses to Shrimp salsa

  1. That looks so flippin’ good!

    I have a can of the tiny shrimp, I just might do this today!

  2. Sam says:

    Oh, this plus margaritas—so happening this weekend! I’m also a big fan of ceviche—seriously could eat it by the pound! haha

  3. That looks so good, minus the cilantro 😉 It is definitely still summer here and will be until October! Have a great week!

  4. biz319 says:

    Sans the onion, I would be all over that!! And I heart lime tortilla chips – I’ve been known to eat my fair share of those! 😀

  5. Veronica says:

    My mouth literally filled with saliva while oggling your pics which I know is oogy but it’s a testament to how appealing they are. So could eat this whole recipe!! It’s unfortunate that I rarely make shrimp anything b/c of Den’s aversion, I don’t know why I don’t make something just for myself hardly ever. I think b/c half the fun is serving food to someone besides myself, you know? I guess you and Rhonda had to get over that, and I shoudl too so I can enjoy shrimp more often. Pinning this one.

    • Suzie says:

      I get where you’re coming from but, with men like ours they don’t like what we serve, so we serve ourselves. If I fed John to please him, I would be an elephant because we’d have burgers, hot dogs, steaks, loaded baked potatoes or pizza every night. (According to some folks on fb though, apparently I need to lose weight….lol!). Though he did eat this dish to my amazement 🙂

      • Veronica says:

        Oh, I know, I wasn’t criticizing you at all–I would never cook for Dennis either if he only wanted those things. Since he does like most things I cook, that encourages me to just skip the things he doesn’t, you know? Usually, anyway. I have been know to force a shrimp or two down his gullet. lol And by the way, when are you going to start Body by Vi with me you lardy?! Bwah! 😉

  6. Jenna says:

    My mom makes something similar that I ADORE. Like, I could eat it for dinner. Yum!

  7. I have never heard of this it looks fantastic 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. MisBehaved Woman says:

    Oh wowzers, Steve would love this! The catch..? I don’t eat shrimp, ever. LOL Doesn’t that just figure? It does look yummy & I shared it with my brother who doesn’t suffer from seafood squeamishness like I do; he’ll love this combo of shrimp and peppers. 🙂

    • Suzie says:

      I have another girlfriend that doesn’t eat seafood either. I always forget and suggest we go eat at Red Lobster…then she just laughs and reminds me. Glad you passed it on to your brother 🙂

  9. You always make the most fun things, Suzie! I love your spunk and spirit–it really shines through! I will definitely be giving this a try very soon (as Shrimp is one of my favorite proteins)!

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