Healthy Shrimp Salad with Peanut Dressing

By Rena |

A simple shrimp salad recipe that requires no cooking and 15 minutes of your time. This Healthy Shrimp Salad with Peanut Dressing is made with cooked shrimps, veggies, and then topped with a delicious homemade peanut sauce dressing.

Shrimp Salad with Peanut Dressing in a bowl

Make this easy Shrimp Salad with Peanut Dressing for a quick, light, and healthy lunch or dinner. No cooking needed and can be ready in just 15 minutes. So tasty and delicious, this Asian inspired salad recipe is also great for meal prepping. Save the sauce on the side and drizzle over the salad when ready.

If you’re after other delicious salad recipes, why not also try my Healthy Steak Salad Recipe or my Easy Greek Chicken Salad Recipe!

why you’ll love this shrimp salad with peanut dressing

  • A mouthwatering homemade peanut dressing. A sweet, salty, savory sauce made with honey, soy sauce, peanut, lime juice, and ginger. It adds a lovely zesty punch to the shrimp.
  • A healthy shrimp salad. A no mayo salad that’s packed with great flavors and textures. Loaded with fresh veggies and protein-packed shrimp, it’s filling and clocks in at around 350 calories per serving.
  • The easiest shrimp salad you’ll ever.  The mouthwatering sauce is a breeze to whip up and the salad comes together quickly – this is a pantry to table in 15 mins.

ingredients you’ll need

  • Cooked shrimp
  • Veggies: Red cabbage, carrot, cucumber.
  • Chopped Peanuts
  • Mint leaves
  • Peanut Sauce: Peanut Butter, warm water, soy sauce, honey, lime juice, fresh ginger.

HOW TO MAKE SHRIMP SALAD with PEANUT dressing

  • Make the peanut sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, warm water, soy sauce, honey, lime juice, and ginger. Add more water, one teaspoon at a time, if you prefer a thinner sauce.
  • Chop and prep veggies: cut up the cabbage, cucumbers, and carrots.
  • Set up salad bowl: Divide the cabbage between two bowls and top with cucumbers and carrots. Arrange the shrimp on top of the vegetables.
  • Garnish: Add some mint and roasted peanuts
  • Add sauce: Drizzle the peanut sauce over the salad.

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recipe notes and tips

  • If the consistency of the dressing is too thick to your liking and you want a thinner sauce, you may add more water to thin the dressing, one teaspoon at a time.
  • This peanut sauce is a great dressing for all kinds of salads!
  • For a spicy kick to the peanut dressing add some chili flakes
  • You can use honey or a low-calorie sweetener.
  • Swap the shrimp for some cooked, sliced chicken.
  • Add the peanut sauce just before serving.
  • This is a great dish for serving the crowd, just multiply the ingredient amounts. If serving this to a crowd, a great way to present the shrimp salad is to layer the ingredients across a big bowl/dish – looks so good!

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FAQ’s

How long is shrimp salad good for?

This easy shrimp salad recipe will last 4-5 days in the fridge. You can save the shrimp sauce in a separate container to prevent the salad from getting soggy. Also, this shrimp salad works well for those who meal prep as well.

what’s the best shrimp to use?

For the easiest shrimp salad, opt for the peeled and deveined shrimp that has already been cooked and frozen, then just thaw it for the salad. You can of course cook your own shrimp and cool it, but it’s more time-consuming.

healthy shrimp salad recipe with asian peanut sauce dressing

Are shrimps good for you?

Despite their higher cholesterol levels, they are considered safe to eat on a regular basis. They are loaded with nutrients with very little saturated fat and no trans fat. Shrimps are high in protein and very low in carbs. One ounce of shrimps has 30 calories and 6 grams of protein. Rich in Vitamin D and B.

easy shrimp recipe in a bowl

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peanut shrimp salad

Healthy Shrimp Salad with Peanut Dressing

Shrimp and vegetables topped with an easy homemade peanut sauce.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Large Cooked Shrimp
  • Cup Shredded Red Cabbage
  • 1 Large Carrot thinly sliced or julienned
  • 1 medium Cucumber quartered and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Mint Leaves
  • 3 tablespoons Natural Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons of warm water
  • tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Honey or low-calorie sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Grated Fresh Ginger
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped Peanuts

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, warm water, soy sauce, honey, lime juice and ginger. Add more water, one teaspoon at a time, if you prefer a thinner sauce. Set sauce aside.
  • Divide the cabbage between two bowls and top with cucumbers and carrots. Arrange the shrimp on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle with peanuts and mint.
  • Drizzle the peanut sauce over the top and serve.

Notes

  • If the consistency of the dressing is too thick to your liking and you want a thinner sauce, you may add more water to thin the dressing, one teaspoon at a time.
  • This peanut sauce is a great dressing for all kinds of salads!
  • For a spicy kick to the peanut dressing add some chili flakes
  • You can use honey or a low-calorie sweetener.
  • Swap the shrimp for some cooked, sliced chicken.
  • Add the peanut sauce just before serving.
  • This is a great dish for serving the crowd, just multiply the ingredient amounts. If serving this to a crowd, a great way to present the shrimp salad is to layer the ingredients across a big bowl/dish - looks so good!

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1795mg | Potassium: 792mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 7044IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 5mg
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