I made this incredible salad the other day and it was gobbled up so fast I could hardly take the pictures quickly enough. And yes, I was the one that gobbled it up. Self control never was my strong suit.
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But honestly who could blame me? Look at these Greens with Grilled Shrimp and Citrus Vinaigrette!
The star of this salad is cajun shrimp and they are so easy to make. Just sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and with your favorite cajun spice, then grill for a few minutes. That’s it! If you would like to cook the shrimp indoors you can do it on the cooktop using a grill pan.
I chose crispy romaine for the greens in this salad and then topped it with avocado, cucumber, red bell pepper, salted cashews, and sweet mango! The combination of flavors is truly amazing.
This dressing is so delicious and healthful! Olive oil, three kinds of citrus juice, a little cayenne and honey (optional for my sugar free friends) blended in seconds for a thick, creamy, heart healthy dressing.
The Recipe: Greens with Grilled Shrimp and Citrus Vinaigrette!
What you will need: Skewers, cajun spice, a hand held juicer and good high powered blender, I love my Blendtec. If you would like to cook these indoors you can do it on the cooktop using a grill pan. This recipe is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, Paleo with a Whole 30 option.
A delicious grilled shrimp salad with mango!
- ½ cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
- zest of one lemon
- juice of 1 orange, 1 lemon, and 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon raw honey (Whole 30 friends skip the honey)
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
- pinch sea salt
- freshly ground pepper
- 4 cups romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
- 1/2 of one cucumber, peeled and diced
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced
- 1/2 a red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup roasted salted cashews, chopped
- 30 shrimp (I buy mine already shelled and deveined)
- sea salt
- cajun spice
Place all ingredients except olive oil in blender, blend. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and blend till dressing is emulsified.
Combine all ingredients (except shrimp) on a platter and set aside.
Place shrimp on skewers. Clean grill and spray or use a paper towel to wipe with coconut oil. Preheat grill to four hundred degrees.
Add shrimp skewers to grill, cook for 3 minutes, turn. Cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from grill. Dress salad, top with shrimp. Serve.
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I will surely gobble this up in a flash too! It looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Linda!
This looks soooo good! I’ll definitely have to try it!
This sounds so yummy! Love that citrus dressing!
Yummy! this dish looks so colorful and tasty. Making me hungry
Delicious!!! I bet you can use that dressing on alot of recipes.
I do. It’s a pretty great dressing for a lot of salads:)
I love main dish salads like this. So perfect for summer meals. I will definitley be trying this while grilling weather is still here!
Shrimp skewers! They’re a classic because they’re amazing. Beautiful photos, too.
This looks so amazing.. I totally need this in my life. I love shrimp but I always forget to use it in salads! Pinning!
I know. Shrimp is one of those things I don;t think about often when considering a salad either. I don;t know why because I LOVE them!
The dressing on this sounds wonderful.
Oh my gosh this looks killer, I am so pinning this!
Thanks Bella! I always appreciate a pin!
Can’t blame you! This would not have lasted very long in my presence 🙂
That dressing sounds amazing! I love the idea of using three different fruits, I usually just use lemon.
This salad looks super tasty! Loving the idea of the citrus vinaigrette.
Yum! My husband and I are making this sometime this weekend! It looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it!
Hope you love it!
There’s so much to love about this salad! The addition of cashews must give it a nice light crunch and balance the tangy sweet mango and avocado… and that cajun shrimp! Yum!
This looks incredible! Love the mango with the spicy! Perfect combination!
Beautiful salad Linda, pinnning!!
Thank you Raine!
This looks so delicious! I am always looking for new salad recipes. The dressing sounds especially delicious.
I love meal salads. I love to make them on the nights when my husband is working late! This looks delicious!
This looks like a ‘must make’ very soon!
Excited to try that citrus vinaigrette too.
I love finding new recipes with shrimp in them! Can’t wait to try this