It is unofficially summer, soon to be officially and it makes me so happy. The beach is calling me, my friends. I love living only an hour from the Jersey Shore (no, not with Snookie and The Situation, the REAL Jersey Shore). Cookouts and outdoor potlucks are really starting to kick off too, and I always love serving some kind of salad. You all know that shrimp is my favorite protein in the world by now if you’ve been following, so this week I decided to put it to good use in a satisfying but refreshing summer ready lemony shrimp salad. Not only shrimp salad, but shrimp salad sweet potato bites. Basically two of my favorite foods in one glorious package.
I just scoop a spoonful of the salad onto each sweet potato round and I had myself an elegant little appetizer/light lunch! I loved how low carb these shrimp salad sweet potato bites were and so flavorful. They were satisfying and huge on flavor, but the lemony homemade mayo and fresh, briny shrimp kept it from seeming heavy. Hope you all enjoy these babies too! xoxo
An amazing shrimp salad using homemade mayo served on perfect little toasty slices of sweet potato. So good as a low carb, healthy appetizer or light lunch!
- 1 dash olive oil
- 1/2 lemon zested
- 2 pounds large shrimp peeled, deveined and tails removed
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried onion
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 whole egg yolk
- 1 cup olive oil
- 3 stalks celery diced small
- 1/2 cup cashews roughly chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
- 3 medium sweet potatoes sliced into thin rounds
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
First, cook the shrimp. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and add the lemon zest to really infuse into the oil. Then add the shrimp and cook it until it is pink and opaque, for about 5 minutes. While it cooks, flavor it with the salt, garlic powder, dried onion and cumin. Once it is cooked through, set it aside to cool. While it cools, make the amazing lemon mayo. Wrap a bowl with a cold, damp towel. Whisk the lemon juice, Dijon and egg yolk together in that bowl until it is bubbly and thoroughly mixed. Then keep whisking (it's an arm workout) while you slowly pour in the olive oil until you have a gorgeous, thick mayo.
Combine the mayo, celery, cashews, dried tarragon, dried thyme and ground mustard in a bowl. Take the cooled shrimp and roughly chop it into little pieces and stir it in thoroughly with the rest of the salad. Seal it up and let it chill for at least 3 hours, or up to overnight. About 40 minutes before you are ready to serve, pre-heat the oven to 375. Line a sheet tray with a silicone mat. Place the sweet potato thin round slices in a single layer on the sheet tray. Then stir the olive oil, cumin, garlic powder, salt and black pepper together in a bowl and brush it generously on each sweet potato round. Bake them for 25 minutes or so until tender and slightly crisp. Let them cool for a few minutes, then scoop a spoonful of salad on each round. Serve immediately! Keep any leftover shrimp salad for sandwiches or wraps.
10 thoughts on “Shrimp Salad Sweet Potato Bites”
Shrimp and sweet potato are two of my favorite things so this dish is a winner! Plus, I love that there’s no mayo in the shrimp salad.
Oh there is mayo, it’s a homemade lemon mayo that really brightens up the dish. Thanks very much for the comment!!
I love shrimp salad. Adding it to a sweet potato bite is brilliant. Yum!
Thanks very much!!
Oh my gosh this looks amazing! We love shrimp! I will definitely give this a try!
Thank you so much, I hope you enjoy it!!
Holy moly these look tasty! I’ve never had shrimp and sweet potatoes together before. I’m so curious to try!
The sweetness of the sweet potato is REALLY good against the briny shrimp! Thanks very much for the comment, hope you enjoy the recipe :-).
This shrimp salad looks like it would taste amazing! I totally need to make some of this!
Thank you very much, I hope you enjoy it!!
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