Popcorn Shrimp Salad with Avocado and Bacon

After an especially chaotic week, an easy dinner is a must. I’m sharing a Popcorn Shrimp Salad with Avocado and Bacon that won’t take long to make, plus tastes great.

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Popcorn Shrimp Salad with Avocado and Bacon

Please allow me to whine for a second. And please allow me to whine with full knowledge that all of things are relatively small and, yes, I know things could be worse. I’ve had things worse. Lots worse. I don’t want things to be bigger or worse, but I’d love for some of these to be gone too.

  • I’m dealing with a painful skin infection that has disturbed my week & set me back. And it means I can’t wear my favorite capris, which is significant enough to mention.
  • My desk looks like a paper avalanche hit it.
  • We’ve been to the store MULTIPLE TIMES and yet we still keep leaving without dishwasher detergent.
  • I have a stack of library book that are now a week overdue — and I didn’t read any of them.
  • My favorite coffee mug broke.
  • I’ve started spotting ants in my bathroom (in my shower of all places), which is where we had a major ant problem last summer.
  • I haven’t cooked since last Thursday. Today is Wednesday.

It’s life, it happens. I’m actually a fairly positive person and most of this stuff happens and I go with the flow {somewhat}. And I always believe that even in those annoying/frustrating moments, that things could be worse. I can actually read that list and see a few positives from these negatives.

Except that ants. I see no positives in ants.

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To give me at least one #MomVictory and to get this Wednesday back under control, I planned a dinner that was so easy, but yet had all the ingredients that I knew my family would love (well, except one that doesn’t eat shrimp). I mean, when you see how easy this dinner is, you might laugh. It’s okay, I did. But I’m proud of it and hey, all the flavors work well together and it’s a great weeknight meal. Can’t beat that.

SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp

You might be wondering about the shrimp since that could potentially be the most time-consuming part of this meal. Well, it’s really easy. This girl that hasn’t-cooked-in-almost-a-week wasn’t going to bread her own shrimp tonight. And you don’t have to either. Just pick up a package of SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp, deep-fry or oven bake, and it’s ready to go for your salad. While you can use your favorite dressing, I recommend the Honey-Dijon Dressing I’ve included below (I shake it up in a mason jar). 

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Popcorn Shrimp Salad with Avocado and Bacon

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • Spring Mix -- however much you like
  • 1 package SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp (12 or 18 oz)
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, cut in halves or quarters
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • Dressing
  • 1/2 cup olive or grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • Dash of salt

Instructions

  1. In a bowl or mason jar, combine dressing ingredients and combine thoroughly. If being made in a mason jar, you can do this by securing the lid and shaking.
  2. Prepare popcorn shrimp according to package instructions. I chose to deep-fry, but you could pan fry or bake. When finished, allow to cool a bit.
  3. Arrange spring mix on plates. Top with the rest of the ingredients, dividing evenly among the four plates. Drizzle with dressing, as desired.
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 I hope this recipe will help your Wednesday go a bit easier, but the help doesn’t end there. First, SeaPak is addressing the chaos of Wednesdays with their #WinOnWednesday on their Facebook page during the rest of April. Fans can win prizes and coupons every Wednesday – things that help solve the midweek madness at home. 

I’ve got a fun giveaway that you are going to want to enter too! SeaPak wants to give some extra help to one Home Cooking Memories readers by giving away a “Mom’s Little Helper” gift package that includes:

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  • One (1) momAgenda Kitchen Folio, to make household organization a breeze
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  • A bundle of other SeaPak goodies and kitchen knick-knacks

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