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Shrimp Fajita Salad
with bell peppers / avocados

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min

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.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Paprika Dressing:
  • Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
  • Vinegar, red wine - 3 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 5 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
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Pepitas / pumpkin seeds - 1/4 cup

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make dressing - Chop garlic. Whisk garlic with vinegar, mustard, honey, 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.

Make

  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 and avocados. Toss with shrimp, peppers, and dressing. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Sprinkle green onions and pepitas on top.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (29)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (9)
Vegetarian (21)

31 reviews

The dressing was too much. I ended up using salsa with some sour cream. I also added cilantro to the shrimp just before serving. I think that I may consider adding black beans next time to make it more satisfying.

By: Johanna
Posted: Jan 27, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Good, but the dressing was a bit much for me

By: Sara
Posted: Oct 26, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Loved this one!

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

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

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

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

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

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
0 Helpful