If you need a new way to enjoy your seafood or you just want to try something different, this fiesta lime shrimp salad is exactly what you need. It’s got every kind of flavor you’d want – sweet, spicy, AND salty. It’s so good, it won’t even need a dressing. That’s right: this salad is delicious enough as it is.

Our lime shrimp salad is delicious, refreshing, and is perfect as a light lunch on a hot day. You can use this salad for your meal prepping, and make enough meals for a week in under an hour! Try making it as a heavy appetizer or a light dinner for the family. We promise they’ll love the bold flavors just as much as you will.

Fiesta Lime Shrimp Salad

A refreshing Mexican-inspired shrimp salad that's bursting with flavor.

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Salad, Shrimp
Prep Time 16 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1/3 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/8 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 11/4 clove minced garlic
  • 2 cup romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/4 red bell pepper
  • 1/4 tomato
  • 1/16 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tablespoon honey
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/31 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/31 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 ounce sour cream

Instructions

  1. Prep: chop romaine, bell pepper, tomato, and cilantro.
  2. Heat pan: add 1 tablespoon avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Season: shrimp with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Cook: shrimp in pan for 2 minutes without moving them. Add garlic, flip shrimp over and cook for 2 more minutes, or until completely cooked and opaque.
  5. Toss: shrimp with 2 tablespoons lime juice and cilantro.
  6. Cut shrimp: into pieces and let cool.
  7. Make dressing: mix 1/4 cup lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt, Dijon mustard, and cumin.
  8. Assemble salad: add lettuce, corn, bell peppers, tomatoes, and shrimp together. Add dressing right before eating.
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