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Just a few ingredients will make this Shrimp Salad with Herb Dressing your favorite go-to meal. And there are handy shortcuts if you need to make it FAST.| www.grownupdish.com

Shrimp Salad with Herb Dressing


  • Author: jzmcbride
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4 1x

Description

Just a few ingredients will make this Shrimp Salad with Herb Dressing your favorite go-to meal. And there are handy shortcuts if you need to make it FAST. This recipe is Whole30 compliant, keto, paleo, sugar-free and gluten-free.


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Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 1 pound fresh (or defrosted) peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups salad greens (spring mix, romaine, spinach, kale, arugula, or a mix)
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 1 cup English cucumber, sliced or diced
  • 1/3 cup radishes, sliced
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, chopped

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 2/3 cup fresh basil
  • 2/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 4 tablespoons fresh mint
  • 2 green onions
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, agave or monkfruit sweetener
  • salt and pepper
  • A few ounces of water to obtain desired consistency

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet or grill pan to medium high. Add olive oil and shrimp and cook 3-5 minutes until shrimp is no longer pink. Set aside to cool slightly and then chop shrimp in to 1/2 inch pieces.
  2. Place the greens in a bowl, platter or storage container.
  3. Add the red onion, cucumber, radishes, tomatoes, avocado and shrimp on top of the greens.
  4. To make the dressing: combine basil, cilantro, mint, scallion, lime juice, olive oil and sweetener in a blender and blend well. Add a few tablespoons of water if mixture seems too thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve the dressing on the side, or toss it all together before serving.

Notes

Serves 2-4 depending on how hungry you are, but can easily be doubled or tripled

To save time, buy pre-cooked shrimp and skip step #1.  

You can substitute pre-cooked chicken for the shrimp.

  • Category: recipe
  • Method: salad
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: seafood, shrimp, shrimp salad, meal prep, seafood salad, herb dressing