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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
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 360kcal
Author Rena

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

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.
Shrimp:
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

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