Thai Shrimp Salad for 2

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Here's a deliciously different salad that blends grilled shrimp, a lean source of protein, with the low-calorie crunch of cucumber and onion. It's tossed and dressed with Thai flavors of sesame, cilantro, lime and refreshing mint. —Annette Traverso, San Rafael, California
Thai Shrimp Salad for 2 Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups torn leaf lettuce


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients; set aside. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper; thread onto 2 metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  2. Place skewers on an oiled grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat until shrimp turn pink, 2-4 minutes.
  3. Stir the dressing; add the shrimp, onion and cucumber. Toss to coat. Divide lettuce between 2 salad plates; top with shrimp mixture and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 212 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 614mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.