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Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
This pretty salad has such authentic flavor, you'll think you're sitting at a beachside cantina in Acapulco. —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota
Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried cilantro flakes
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 5 cups chopped hearts of romaine
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and thinly sliced


  1. In a bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients until blended. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, chili powder, salt and cumin; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat.
  2. In a bowl, combine romaine, corn, peas and red pepper; drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Top with avocado and shrimp.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 305 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 8g fiber), 15g protein.

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