Spicy Mango and Grilled Mayan Shrimp Salad Recipe

Spicy Mango and Mayan Shrimp Salad
Arthur Bovino


  • 3 firm mangoes, cubed
  • 3 large, firm avocados, cubed
  • Meyer lemon
  • 2 tomatoes, cubed
  • 1/3 jicama, julienned
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 6 Mayan shrimp
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Red pepper flakes

Firmness is the key to this salad — you want the mangoes and avocado to have character. The mangoes shouldn't be fibrous and the avocados should be uniformly green and not mushy at all. You should have to bite into both.

Two alternate versions of this salad work well too. Thinly-sliced Fresno peppers are a nice touch of color, and if you can find them, Champagne mangoes take the salad to the next level — they're a little more tart than sweet. You're going to get some sweetness from these shrimp anyway.

Also consider grilling the fruit. A little char on the mango, avocado, and tomato will bring another whole dimension to the salad.

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Heat up your grill or grill pan. Place the mango and avocado in a bowl and squeeze the lemon juice over them. Toss gently. Add tomato, julienned jicama, and thinly-sliced jalapeño. Lightly drizzle olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Toss Mayan shrimp with olive oil, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. When your grill is super hot place them on. Turn in a minute to a minute and a half (don't overcook!). Plate shrimp on top of salad and dig in.


Calories per serving:

372 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 147g 225%
  • Carbs 249g 83%
  • Saturated 21g 107%
  • Fiber 83g 332%
  • Sugars 153g
  • Monounsaturated 98g
  • Polyunsaturated 18g
  • Protein 28g 56%
  • Sodium 2,067mg 86%
  • Calcium 271mg 27%
  • Magnesium 387mg 97%
  • Potassium 6,448mg 184%
  • Iron 8mg 46%
  • Zinc 7mg 45%
  • Phosphorus 652mg 93%
  • Vitamin A 706µg 78%
  • Vitamin C 523mg 872%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 63%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 89%
  • Niacin (B3) 22mg 112%
  • Vitamin B6 4mg 176%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,132µg 283%
  • Vitamin E 32mg 158%
  • Vitamin K 248µg 310%
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