For many meals, I like to go light and easy. If it's also fast, that's even better. One of my favorite super fast meals is my Spicy Shrimp Salad. We just toss the shrimp in chili powder and sauté it, put it in a bowl with lettuce and avocado, drizzle a little of the chili oil from the pan over it all and give it a squeeze of lime. A good fast meal in nothing flat. It makes a great lunch or light dinner.
If you can’t do shellfish, you can substitute a firm white fish that has been cut into bite size chunks.
Spicy Shrimp Salad
- large skillet
- 12 ounces medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 4 tablespoons light olive oil
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
- 1 small head lettuce (shredded)
- 1 avocado (peeled, pitted, and cut into small chunks)
- 1 lime (cut into wedges)
- Season the shrimp with the chili powder.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until pink, about 4 minutes. Add the sea salt and cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 more minutes. Remove from heat.
- Divide the lettuce among 4 large salad bowls and top with the avocado chunks. Add cooked shrimp to each bowl, then top each with 1 tablespoon of the chili oil from the skillet and squeeze a couple of the lime wedges over each salad. Serve immediately.
Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 214mg | Sodium: 817mg | Potassium: 597mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1936IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 4mg
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Kitchen Report says
Wow! Love all the multimedia elements on your site and the shrimp salad looks FABULOUS. Great video, short, easy to follow, and inviting.
Heather @CeliacFamily says
That's great! Even faster than driving to a restaurant or fast food joint. Can't wait to give it a try.
Alisa - Frugal Foodie says
I love making spicy shrimp or chicken for a lunch salad. Love the idea of adding chili oil.
Jeannie from FoodSaver Reviews says
I love quick and simple recipes like these with just a few everyday ingredients. Looks healthy and delicious. I'm not sure the chili powder alone would provide enough kick for me, though. Any thoughts on what other flavors might complement the shrimp?
Hi Jeannie. You can always add a pinch of cayenne or chipotle pepper to make it a little more spicy.