Make Ahead

A shrimp salad recipe that actually works for every weekend's get-together

April  2, 2018
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Photo by Regina Luna
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 3-4
Author Notes

Fresh, tangy, delectable. That is what I’ll say about a tasty shrimp salad!

We all know making salad is simple, but plain old salad can get boring sometimes. Don’t worry, with just a bite from this shrimp salad, you’ll fall in love with greens again!

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What You'll Need
  • tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups butterhead lettuce
  • 2 grapefruits
  • 2 avocados
  • 10 ounces shrimp
  • 1 sprig scallion, including top, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 pinch Pepper flakes or paprika
  1. Combine white wine vinegar, salt, chili powder and olive oil together in a small bowl and whisk them all up.
  2. Wash the lettuce carefully and tear them to medium-sized pieces. Get the avocados peeled and cut in slices, and grapefruits peeled and cut into segments.
  3. Boil the shrimps in preheat temperature until they turn opaque and pink. Remove them from the pot and chill.
  4. Toss the lettuce, cooked shrimps, avocados and grapefruits in the dressing that has been made at the first step.
  5. Assemble the salad in a large dish. Top it with scallion, cilantro or pepper flakes if you wish to.
  6. Notes - Shrimp salad is often served slightly chilled, but it’s all fine to keep the dish at room temperature too. - Once drizzled with the dressing, the salad should be served right after that to avoid the lettuce becoming too mushy.

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1 Review

anne January 26, 2021
If someone ever served me those little mushy popcorn shrimp I'd feel like I was in bad company that they didn't know good food or how to cook. NEVER use those for anything. Awful.