Designed by: Chef Mark Allison, Director of Culinary Nutrition at Dole Nutrition Institute.

Serves Four

Ingredients:

  • 1 fresh lime, juice and zest of
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon corasely chopped cilantro
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cooked shrimp
  • 1 cup edamame
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 2 apricots or 2 peaches, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 avocado, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 large orange bell pepper, finely julienned
  • 1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved

Preparation:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the lime zest and juice with the olive oil and honey.
  2. Add the green onion, jalapeño and cilantro; season with salt and a twist of black pepper.
  3. Gently fold in the shrimp, edamame beans, corn, apricots, avocado, orange pepper and tomatoes.
  4. Place the finished salad into a large salad bowl or onto four serving plates and serve.

Nutrition Facts

SHRIMP
Shrimp contain astaxanthin, a carotenoid that gives them their pink color and that can act as a potent antioxidant and protect the skin from premature aging. Also the omega-3 fatty acids in shrimp provide antioxidant protection. The zinc shrimp boast plays an important role in the production of new cells (including hair cells and skin cells). It also helps maintain the oil-secreting glands on the scalp that keep hair shiny. In addition, shrimp are a good source of copper which can help prevent hair loss, contribute to hair thickness, and intensify hair color.

APRICOTS
The health benefits of apricot include its ability to treat indigestion, constipation, earaches, fevers, skin diseases, cancer and anemia. Apricot oil is useful for treating strained muscles and wounds. It is also believed that apricot is good for skin care, especially for women. This is why you find it added in various cosmetics. Furthermore, apricots have the ability to improve heart health, reduce cholesterol levels, prevent the deterioration of vision, help you to lose weight, treat respiratory conditions, boost bone strength, and maintain electrolyte balance in the body.

CORN
Corn is nutritious, providing fiber, which aids in digestion, plus folate, thiamin, phosphorus, vitamin C, and magnesium (about 10% of the daily value for each). And just for fun, before you bite into that cob at your next barbecue, take a closer look: The average ear has 800 kernels, arranged in 16 rows, with one strand of silk for each kernel.