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Warm Tropical Salad with Queso Fresco

Dairy Farmers of Canada
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10 oz (300 g) jumbo shrimp, shelled (leave tail on) or 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp (5 mL) Cajun spices
1 red bell pepper, quartered
1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled and sliced
3 tbsp (45 mL) lime juice
2 tbsp (10 mL) lime zest
1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 cups (1 L) romaine lettuce or iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 avocados, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Canadian Queso Fresco, crumbled
1/3 cup (80 mL) fresh coriander (cilantro)

Yields: 4 to 6 Servings

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  • Course Salads
  • Prep. Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 20 - 40 mins
  • Yields 4 to 6 Servings
  • Course Salads
  • Prep. Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 20 - 40 mins
  • Yields 4 to 6 Servings

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Ingredients

10 oz (300 g) jumbo shrimp, shelled (leave tail on) or 
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp (5 mL) Cajun spices
1 red bell pepper, quartered
1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled and sliced
3 tbsp (45 mL) lime juice
2 tbsp (10 mL) lime zest
1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 cups (1 L) romaine lettuce or 
iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 avocados, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Canadian Queso Fresco, crumbled
1/3 cup (80 mL) fresh coriander (cilantro)

Preparation

Barbecue Method
Preheat grill to medium heat.

Season shrimp or chicken with Cajun spices and cook on grill, about 5 minutes for shrimp or 15 minutes for chicken. If using chicken, slice and set aside.

Grill bell pepper and pineapple, then cut into pieces.

Mix lime juice, lime zest and olive oil together. Season with salt and pepper.

Arrange lettuce, avocados, grilled pepper, pineapple, shrimp or chicken and Queso Fresco on a serving platter.

Garnish with cilantro and serve the dressing on the side.

Stovetop method:
In a skillet, heat a bit of oil over high heat and sauté shrimp for about 5 minutes.

OR:
In a skillet, heat a bit of oil over medium heat and cook the chicken breasts 7–8 minutes on each side.

In another skillet, melt a bit of butter and brown the bell pepper and pineapple.

Tips

How to make your own Cajun spice mix:

INGREDIENTS
1 tbsp (15 ml) paprika
2 tsp (10 ml) dried thyme
2 tsp (10 ml) dried oregano
½ tbsp (7 ml) garlic powder
1 tsp (5 ml) onion powder
1 tsp (5 ml) dry mustard
1 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin
¼–½ tsp (1–2 ml) cayenne pepper
Salt and freshly ground pepper

PREPARATION
Mix all the ingredients together and store in a spice jar.

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Cheddar, Gouda, Mozzarella.

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Did you know?

With over 400 Canadian cheeses to choose from, you can explore a new, delicious flavour every day for the next year and more!

Discover cheese varieties in the Canadian Cheese Repertoire

Did you know?

With over 400 Canadian cheeses to choose from, you can explore a new, delicious flavour every day for the next year and more!

Discover cheese varieties in the Canadian Cheese Repertoire

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 306 Calories
Protein: 15 g
Carbohydrate: 20 g
Fat: 20 g
Fibre: 6.8 g
Sodium: 524 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 21 % / 233 mg
Vitamin C: 121 %
Folate: 61 %
Vitamin B12: 53 %
Selenium: 43 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

This recipe contains 1/2 milk product serving(s) per person.

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