Summertime means time for outdoor fun. Turn the oven off, fire up the grill. Eggs are a big part of my summer meals. From quick, light dinner salads to potluck potato salads and ice cream. Food safety is always a concern of mine.
One of my favorite ways to use eggs is in salad dressings. Since salads are such a big part of my summer meals, I’m always looking for new combinations. I love the taste of fresh basil and lemon. Together they make a smashing good dressing for my favorite salad protein, shrimp! Using pasteurized eggs takes the worry about Salmonella out of my creamy style dressings. Of course I keep normal food safety precautions for prep, transport and storage in mind.
Keeping meals simple in summer frees up more time to enjoy the best seasonal activities. Toss cooked shrimp in the Lemon Basil Dressing. Serve on a bed of greens with your favorite garnish. I added red pepper slices and tomatoes. Drizzle with dressing and serve!
- 1 lb cooked shrimp
- 1 5-ounce bag mixed greens
- 1 ripe tomato, wedged
- 1 red pepper, cut into strips
- 4 Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs
- 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon champagne vinegar
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- salt and pepper to taste
- Arrange greens, tomatoes and pepper pieces on a salad plate.
- Place dressing ingredients in a blender. Puree about a minute until egg and oil emulsifies.
- Place shrimp in a bowl. Drizzle with dressing. Stir to coat.
- Place shrimp on salad.
- Drizzle salad with remaining dressing.
Do you love eggs as much as I do and have a recipe you would like to share?
Enjoy these Egg-citing recipes featuring Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs from the Sunday Supper Team!
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- Mom’s Potato Salad by Casa de Crews
- Pizza for Breakfast! Waffles by Foxes Love Lemons
- Shrimp Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
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- Creamy Chocolate Blender Mousse by Shockingly Delicious
- Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Pie by Neighborfood
- “Funky Monkey” PB Ripple Chip Banana Ice Cream by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
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- No Bake Cheesecake by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Raspberry Lemon Meringue Waffles by Melanie Makes
- Raspberry Mousse by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
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- Strawberry Marshmallow S’mores by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
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