Citrus Cajun Shrimp Salad

By Rena Awada | Updated On July 5, 2019

This Citrus Cajun Shrimp Salad is so easy to make, loaded with greens, shrimps, citrus fruits, and avocados. Tossed with a delicious citrus vinaigrette dressing, it makes a perfect lunch or dinner option. citrus shrimp salad recipe

Easy Citrus Cajun Shrimp Salad Recipe

Your tastebuds will never be the same again after you try this Citrus Shrimp Salad. It is bursting with sweet and sour flavors and super easy to put together. Impress a friend or family members with this fresh shrimp salad recipe. Made with chunky fresh fruits, avocados, greens, and loads of shrimps. A healthy and light meal that will be great for lunch or dinner any time of the week.

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How long is shrimp salad good in the fridge

Cooked shrimp usually lasts 3-4 days in the fridge if stored the right way. Place shrimp salad in an airtight container or tightly seal your shrimp bowl before you place in the fridge. For this citrus shrimp salad recipe, I would recommend you do not add the avocados until you are ready to eat some. So, if you plan on saving half the amount, only add avocados to what you will be eating and then when you are ready again for your shrimp salad, remove from fridge and add your chopped or sliced avocados.

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How can you tell if shrimp has gone bad

Cooked shrimp should last about 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container without worrying too much. Raw shrimp has almost no odor or a very slight salty smell. If the shrimps are slimy and discolored then they have most likely gone bad. Also, if you smell the shrimp and it has a strong smell to it like ammonia or bleach then they belong in the trash.

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How many calories are in a cup of cooked shrimp

One cup of cooked shrimp has 209 calories. About 3.4g of fat, 1.8g of carbohydrates, 189 mg cholesterol, and 40g of protein.

Is Shrimp healthier than Chicken

Shrimp does have lower calories and fat than chicken, even chicken breasts. They can be a great source of protein since they are also low in calories and fat. The only drawback is shrimp have a high cholesterol content compared to chicken. For those that have a problem with their cholesterol, it may be wise to limit shrimp intake and add in some skinless chicken breast to your diet. Even though our body needs cholesterol to synthesize some hormones and vitamin D our body naturally makes it. It is recommended to consume about 300mg cholesterol a day and if you have heart disease 200mg a day.

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citrus shrimp salad

citrus shrimp salad

Citrus Cajun Shrimp Salad

Citrus salad loaded with shrimp, veggies, and avocados with a light citrus vinaigrette dressing.
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Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American, Asian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Rena


  • 1 lb Raw Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3-4 Cups Packed greens of choice
  • 1 Grapefruit cut into segments
  • 1 Orange cut into segments
  • ½ Small Red Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Ripe Avocado sliced

For cajun seasoning:

  • 1 Tbsp Sweet Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ Tsp Dried Oregano
  • ½ Tsp Cayenne Pepper Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Dried Thyme
  • ¼ Tsp Sea Salt

For the citrus vinaigrette:

  • ¼ Cup Fresh Orange Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a medium bowl, stir all cajun seasoning ingredients. Add in the shrimps and gently toss to nicely coat them on all sides.
  • In a small bowl, whisk all the vinaigrette ingredients. Set aside until ready to use. Heat oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  • Add shrimps in a single layer and cook for about 2 minutes per side, or until pink and curled.
  • Add greens to a large bowl, then top with grapefruit, orange, avocado, red onion, and cajun shrimp.
  • Pour dressing over, toss and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
You can cook the shrimp any way you prefer. Since its summertime, you may want to grill them on the outdoor grill. Or you can also pan grill or use the oven.


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1041mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2180IU | Vitamin C: 65.4mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 3.5mg
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