Tropical Shrimp Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 8 min.
Lime-cilantro dressing brings fresh citrus flavor to the garlicky shrimp in this tropical salad.


  • 1 lb raw shrimp, (peeled & deveined)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lb mixed greens
  • 1 ripe avocado cut in slices
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut in slices
  • 1 jicama, peeled and cut Julienne style
  • 1 red pepper cut Julienne style
  • Lime Cilantro Dressing2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • pinch oregano


  • ShrimpWhisk together garlic and olive oil in large bowl. Add Shrimp and toss to coat. Marinate 1 hour.
  • Grill Shrimp 3 minutes on each side. Set aside.
  • Dressing:Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on low speed until smooth.
  • SaladToss together mixed greens, avocado, orange slices, jicama, red pepper and 1/2 of the lime-cilantro dressing.
  • To serveDivide salad on 4 plates and place 4 grilled shrimp on top of each salad. Drizzle remaining lime-cilantro dressing over top of shrimp.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 706
  Calories from Fat 437 (62%)
(76%)Total Fat 50g
(34%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 34g
(57%)Cholesterol 172mg
(8%)Sodium 194mg
(33%)Potassium 1157mg
Total Carbohydrate 41g
(81%)Dietary Fiber 20g
Sugars 10g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(55%)Protein 28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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