Spicy shrimp salad

Spicy shrimp salad

Turn up the heat with this keto shrimp salad. Hot cooked shrimp served over a bed of spinach with smooth avocado and crunchy cucumber. Combined with a delicious ginger and garlic dressing, it's pretty much the perfect salad.

Spicy shrimp salad

Turn up the heat with this keto shrimp salad. Hot cooked shrimp served over a bed of spinach with smooth avocado and crunchy cucumber. Combined with a delicious ginger and garlic dressing, it's pretty much the perfect salad.
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2 servingservings

Ingredients

Ginger dressing
  • ¼ cup 60 ml light olive oil, or avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp minced, fresh ginger
  • ½ ½ lime, juicelimes, juice
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • ½ ½ garlic clove, pressedgarlic cloves, pressed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Salad
  • 1 (7 oz.) 1 (200 g) avocadoavocados
  • ½ ½ lime, juicelimes, juice
  • 5 oz. 140 g cucumber, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, seeded and sliced
  • 2 oz. (2 cups) 55 g (425 ml) baby spinach
  • sea salt, for seasoning
Shrimp
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil, for frying
  • 1 1 garlic clove, pressedgarlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp chili powder
  • 10 oz. 280 g fresh shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • salt and pepper
For Serving
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp chopped, fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp chopped hazelnuts or salted peanuts (optional)
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Instructions

Ginger dressing

  1. Add the Ginger dressing ingredients to a small bowl. Using an immersion blender, mix together over low speed, until combined. Set aside.
  2. Salad

  3. Slice the avocado in half, and remove the pit. Using a spoon, scoop out the avocado flesh, and cut it into slices. Place in a small bowl, and stir together with the lime juice.
  4. Arrange the spinach, avocado, and cucumber slices on a serving platter, or large plate. Season with the sea salt, and set aside.
  5. Shrimp

  6. Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized pan, over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and chili powder. Add the shrimp, stir to combine, and fry for a couple of minutes per side until the shrimp are pink and cooked through, be careful not to overcook or the shrimp may be rubbery. Pre-cooked shrimp should only be heated through, 1 - 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Use a slotted spoon to place the shrimp, with some of the spicy sauce, on top of the vegetables. For serving, sprinkle the nuts and cilantro on top, drizzled with the ginger dressing.

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10 comments

  1. Jonda
    what is the serving size for those of us who measure everything?
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    This makes 2 servings, so serving size is 1/2 of the final dish. You can divide by weight or volume (both of which may vary).
  3. Iveth
    This salad was delicious, can't wait for the summer to start making it again.
  4. Tamara
    The garlic & sambal oelek combo with the shrimp is so spicy & yuuuuum! The dressing is as amazon, very good salad
  5. Jocelyn Nava
    Hola, soy alérgica al camarón con que alimento puedo sustituirlo
    Reply: #6
  6. Jocelyn Nava
    Hi, I'm allergic to shrimp, with which food can I replace it?
    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi, I'm allergic to shrimp, with which food can I replace it?

    You could use a firm fish or chicken.

  8. Liz
    Absolutely delicious. I didn’t alter a thing except leaving the salt and pepper until we tasted the dish. I used Sambal and it made a lovely change from chilli. 5/5 for this dish.
  9. Melissa A
    LOVE the dressing! I'm not sure if this was asking for a dry form of sambal oelek? I used the paste, and when I put it in the oil it starting popping and splashing *like crazy*.
    I had to stand at arm's length to do anything.
    Reply: #10
  10. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    LOVE the dressing! I'm not sure if this was asking for a dry form of sambal oelek? I used the paste, and when I put it in the oil it starting popping and splashing *like crazy*.
    I had to stand at arm's length to do anything.

    Chili powder is typically a blend of spices including peppers, cumin and garlic. You can use either chili powder of sambal oelek in this recipe.

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