Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Fresh Apple Salsa

A colourful light salad with a citrus kick.

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  • Prep time 30 mins
  • Cook time 10 mins
  • Yields 4-5 portions
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  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 limes, grated zest and juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 green apple, such as granny smith, finely diced
  • 1 red apple, such as McIntosh, finely diced
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, finely diced


  • measuring cups and spoons
  • 2 large bowls
  • cutting board and knife
  • zester
  • frying pan


  1. In large bowl, combine garlic, olive oil, cilantro, all of the lime zest and juice of 3 limes. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne flakes (if you like it hot). Add shrimp and marinate in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare fresh salsa by combining apples, onion, red and green pepper in large bowl. Add juice of 1 remaining lime and toss to combine. Set in fridge.
  3. Cook shrimp in a pan on the stove or barbecue for about 10 minutes, over medium-high heat.
  4. Serve immediately topped with the fresh cut salsa.

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