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Shrimp Fajita Salad
with bell peppers / corn / avocados

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min
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We've featured this shrimp fajita salad in the past (most recently in 2017) and it always gets great reviews from our community for coming together quickly and offering great color and texture. Adding crumbled tortilla chips at the end is totally optional, but we highly recommend it!



Creamy Paprika Dressing:
  • Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
  • Vinegar, red wine - 3 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Sour cream - 1/4 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
Shrimp Fajita Salad:
  • Shrimp - 1 lb, shelled and deveined
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/4 tsp
  • Shallots - 1 bulb, sliced
  • Bell peppers, green - 1, sliced
  • Bell peppers, red - 1 , sliced
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, sliced thinly
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 head, chopped
  • Avocados - 1, cubed
  • Corn kernels, frozen or canned - 1 cup, thawed or drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Tortilla chips (opt) - 1 cup, crushed

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Make dressing - Chop garlic. Whisk garlic with vinegar, mustard, sour cream, paprika (portion for dressing), and cooking oil (portion for dressing). Season to taste with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Shrimp - Defrost, rinse, and pat dry. Toss with garlic powder, paprika (portion for salad), coriander, cumin, and some salt. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Shallots / Bell Peppers / Green onions - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Lettuce / Avocados - Prep as directed.
  5. Corn - Defrost in microwave for frozen or drain and rinse for canned.


  1. Heat a nonstick pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil (portion for salad) and then shallots to heated oil with a pinch of salt. Saute until softened, ~3 minutes.
  2. Add peppers and saute for 3 minutes more.
  3. Fold in shrimp and toss until shrimp are cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Assemble salads with lettuce, avocados, and corn. Toss with shrimp, peppers, and dressing. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Sprinkle green onions and crushed tortilla chips on top!

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This meal has 29 reviews

Loved this one!

By: Andrea
Posted: Apr 17, 2019
Diet: Original

Extremely delicious, but I ate two servings before feeling remotely full.

By: Jenna
Posted: Dec 05, 2018
Diet: Original

The dressing was such a great flavor! We will make this again!

By: Catherine
Posted: Oct 25, 2018
Diet: Original

Made this with tofu, yummy but needed more food with it so added a curried turkey soup with Canadian Thanksgiving leftovers.

By: Shawn
Posted: Oct 16, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian

Great dressing!

By: Angela
Posted: Oct 16, 2018
Diet: Original

My family loved this.

By: Angela
Posted: Oct 13, 2018
Diet: Original