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Spicy Shrimp Salad & Homemade Lime Dressing (Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Keto)

This spicy shrimp salad with homemade lime dressing is great for a healthy lunch meal prep or simple dinner. The shrimp cooks quickly and the dressing only takes a few minutes to prepare, so it all comes together in under 30 minutes. It’s also all Whole30, paleo, low carb and paleo, while being full of flavor and super easy!

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Shrimp
  • Method: Stovetop/Grill
  • Cuisine: Salad
  • Diet: Gluten Free
This spicy shrimp salad with homemade lime dressing is great for a healthy lunch meal prep or simple dinner. The shrimp cooks quickly and the dressing only takes a few minutes to prepare, so it all comes together in under 30 minutes. It’s also all Whole30, paleo, low carb and paleo, while being full of flavor and super easy! #whole30shrimp #whole30salad #shrimpsalad #paleoshrimp #shrimprecipes
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Ingredients

For the Shrimp:

  • 1 lb peeled and thawed shrimp
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder (can omit for less spicy)

For the Dressing:

  • 3 tsp lime zest
  • 34 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • Pinch of salt, pepper, garlic powder (to taste)

Optional Salad Ingredients:

  • Romaine, butterhead lettuce, arugula
  • Chopped pineapple or mango
  • Diced tomato and onion
  • Diced avocado or guacamole and pico
  • Cilantro, jalapeño, radish

Instructions

  1. Add the shrimp, oil and shrimp spices into a large bowl and mix the spices and oil with the shrimp to coat them all well, and then set aside to marinate in room temp for 10-20 minutes
  2. Prepare your salad ingredients and dressing. To make the dressing, combine lime zest, juice, oil and spices into a small container. Mix well and taste. Add any additional spices (salt, or garlic powder) or lime juice to taste
  3. After shrimp has marinated, heat a large skillet or grill to medium-high heat. Once hot, add shrimp to the pan in one even layer without overcrowding. You may need to do this in two batches. Cook the shrimp for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through, and remove from heat
  4. Assemble salad by mixing the greens with 2 tablespoons dressing per serving/salad, and then layering on the shrimp, fruit, vegetables and toppings you prefer

Notes

  • You can take the tails of the shrimp off prior, however they do retain more flavor when cooked with the tails on.