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Healthy Cajun Shrimp Salad Bowl

Learn how to make healthy Cajun Shrimp Salad. Our easy Louisiana seafood salad recipe features bacon, avocado & lime cilantro dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cajun Shrimp Salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 648kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • Salad tongs
  • blender
  • French knife
  • Skillet
  • tongs

Ingredients

  • 10 Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp Cajun Seasoning
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 4 cups Baby Spinach
  • 4 cups Romaine Lettuce chopped
  • 4 Bacon slices cooked until crisp then chopped
  • 1 Ripe mango diced
  • 1 Avocado diced
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 cup Corn
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp Scallions sliced

Cilantro Lime Ginger Dressing

  • 3/4 cup Cilantro Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Ginger coarsely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup Olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, toss the shrimp in Cajun seasoning.
  • In a non-stick pan over medium heat, heat the olive oil then fry the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on both sides. Add a splash of lime juice and remove from heat. Set aside
  • For the dressing: In a blender, combine cilantro, lime juice, honey, ginger and garlic. Blend for 20 seconds. With blender running on low speed, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the dressing is emulsified and thickened, approximately 30 seconds. Blend in salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a large salad bowl mix the spinach, mesclun, bacon, mango, avocado, corn, cherry tomatoes, cilantro and scallions.
  • Top with Cilantro Lime Ginger dressing and using tongs ensure the salad ingredients are well mixed.
  • Use tongs to transfer salad ingredients into two bowls. Top each salad with 5 cajun shrimp and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 648kcal | Carbohydrates: 44.7g | Protein: 24.7g | Fat: 45.2g | Saturated Fat: 8.8g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 641mg | Potassium: 1152mg | Fiber: 8.8g | Sugar: 24.2g | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 5mg