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easy shrimp salad recipe

Mexican Shrimp Salad

Chili-spiced shrimp with black bean and corn salsa and sliced avocado, all served on a bed of greens that's been tossed in a cilantro lime dressing.
Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 447kcal
Author Rena


  • 3/4 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil divided use
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice divided use
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro divided use
  • 1/2 avocado thinly sliced
  • 4 cups mixed greens


For the dressing:

  • Whisk together 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.

For the black bean salsa:

  • In a small bowl combine the black beans, corn, tomato, remaining cilantro and remaining tablespoon of lime juice. Season with salt and mix together.
  • Heat the remaining teaspoon of olive in a large pan over high heat. Sprinkle the shrimp with chili powder and salt and pepper to taste. Place the shrimp in the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp are pink and opaque.

To assemble the salad:

  • Place the greens in a bowl and toss with the dressing. Place the shrimp, black bean salsa and avocado on top of the greens and serve.


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 428mg | Sodium: 1452mg | Potassium: 971mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1600IU | Vitamin C: 47.6mg | Calcium: 312mg | Iron: 6.9mg