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:

365 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber

Daily value:



  • Fat 146g 225%
  • Carbs 238g 79%
  • Saturated 21g 107%
  • Fiber 77g 309%
  • Sugars 151g
  • Monounsaturated 98g
  • Polyunsaturated 18g
  • Protein 27g 54%
  • Sodium 1,836mg 76%
  • Calcium 256mg 26%
  • Magnesium 372mg 93%
  • Potassium 6,269mg 179%
  • Iron 8mg 42%
  • Zinc 7mg 44%
  • Phosphorus 631mg 90%
  • Vitamin A 704µg 78%
  • Vitamin C 499mg 832%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 61%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 87%
  • Niacin (B3) 22mg 110%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 173%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,118µg 279%
  • Vitamin E 31mg 155%
  • Vitamin K 248µg 310%
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