I wish I liked more seafood. It is so good for you and you can pair it so nicely with other foods. I do love shrimp though. It is a snitch to cook, really quick…and everyone but Conner enjoy it :) He will someday I am sure….it keeps showing up on his plate anyhow!
I found this recipe in my Real Simple magazine. Their recipes are always so easy and healthy! This one doesn’t disappoint!

Place lemon zest in a bowl…

along with salt and pepper and some oil…

Toss in your shrimp…

You can grill it too…but it is so stinkin hot here we did it in the broiler (high).
I roughly chopped the basil…
Place in a separate bowl with tomatoes, lemon juice, oil and basil

Toss in your cooked shrimp…

We choose to not cut up the bread into the salad…we had it on the side ;)


1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

4 tablespoons olive oil

kosher salt and black pepper

1 small baguette (about 8 ounces), split lengthwise

2 1/2 pounds heirloom or beefsteak tomatoes, cut into wedges

2 cups fresh basil leaves


1.Heat grill to medium-high. In a large bowl, toss the shrimp with the lemon zest, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Brush the baguette with 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil.

2.Grill the baguette and shrimp, uncovered, until the baguette is golden and crisp, about 1 minute per side, and the shrimp are opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Cut the baguette into bite-size pieces.

3.In a second large bowl, toss the shrimp, baguette, tomatoes, and basil with the lemon juice, the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

Real Simple



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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. This looks so yummy and easy. My kind of cooking!

  2. looks delish! thanks for sharing!

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