Last week we were in Vegas for my dad’s 60th birthday. We had a blast. It was so much to be with my whole family. On his birthday we went to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway where he got to race some really fast cars that you only see in movies like James Bond or Fast & Furious. As a car lover he couldn’t have enjoyed it more. If your dad, husband, boyfriend, brother, friend or anyone for that matter is into cars, this is definitely a great gift.
The last day we were there we ate at the Mirage pool bar and they had a B.L.A.S.T salad. It’s like a BLT but with shrimp and avocado. As you probably gathered by now if you read this blog, I LOVE SHRIMP. I didn’t end up ordering it, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I made it the other night and it is good to the last bite.
We have really been trying to watch what we eat in our house so I made it a light version. I only used 1 slice of bacon and tossed it in a light vinaigrette. The creamy avocados mixed with smokiness of the bacon and the crunchiness of the shrimp was a real hit! And best of all it was only 240 calories. Score! I can’t wait to make it again.
.5 lb shrimp
4 oz Avocado
1 slice of Bacon
2 1/2 c Italian Lettuce Mix
2 Campari Tomatoes
2 Mini Cucumbers
1/2 red Red Bell Pepper
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
1. Slice the cucumbers, radishes, bell peppers, and tomatoes
2. Cook the bacon until crispy, once it is finished crumble it.
3. Mix oil and vinegar to make a dressing and mix with veggies.
4. Slice avocado
5. Cook shrimp in leftover bacon grease
6. Assemble Salad