citrus shrimp salad

Citrus Cajun Shrimp Salad

Citrus salad loaded with shrimp, veggies, and avocados with a light citrus vinaigrette dressing.

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword citrus shrimp, citrus shrimp salad, shrimp, shrimp salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 360 kcal
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


  1. In a medium bowl, stir all cajun seasoning ingredients. Add in the shrimps and gently toss to nicely coat them on all sides.

  2. 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.

  3. Add shrimps in a single layer and cook for about 2 minutes per side, or until pink and curled.

  4. Add greens to a large bowl, then top with grapefruit, orange, avocado, red onion, and cajun shrimp.

  5. Pour dressing over, toss and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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.


Nutrition Facts
Citrus Cajun Shrimp Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 286mg 95%
Sodium 1041mg 43%
Potassium 629mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 10g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 43.6%
Vitamin C 79.3%
Calcium 21.5%
Iron 19.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.