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Cajun Shrimp Salad
with carrots / walnuts

Active: 25 min Total: 25 min
This fresh, easy salad with shrimp is a paleo-friendly tribute to Shrimp Po'Boy sandwiches. Cajun seasoning adds bold flavors while walnuts and carrots give it great crunch.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Cajun Shrimp Salad:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
  • Cajun seasoning - 1 Tbsp
  • Carrots - 8 oz, diced
  • Lettuce, romaine - 3 hearts, shredded (sub green leaf lettuce)
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, diced
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Walnut halves - 1/3 cup
Cajun Dressing:
  • Cajun seasoning - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Hot sauce of choice (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 1/2 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Shrimp - Defrost, rinse, and dry. Combine with Cajun seasoning (the portion for the shrimp) and some salt and pepper.
  2. Carrots - Chop carrots into bite-sized pieces. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make Cajun dressing - Whisk together Cajun seasoning (the portion for the dressing), mustard, honey, hot sauce (if using), vinegar and olive oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Lettuce / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add oil and then shrimp. Saute until shrimp is opaque and cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes (depending on their size).
  2. Assemble salads by forming a bed of lettuce. Top with carrots, tomatoes, shrimp, and walnuts. Toss with dressing just before serving. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (93)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (11)
Vegetarian (10)

38 reviews

It was delicious. Just not very filling.

By: Meryl
Posted: May 13, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

One of my favorite, easy, delicious go-to’s. Love!!

By: Kristen
Posted: Apr 19, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good! And prep/ cooking is super fast, too! We love the blend of flavors!

By: Lori
Posted: Jan 14, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Was good. Need to make sure and get peeled and deveined shrimp next time. Didn't add pickle juice to the Mayo. Maybe next time.

By: Tricia
Posted: Sep 28, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Didn't quite have a full pound of shrimp, so it wasn't really enough for 4 servings. Delicious though!

By: Jenna
Posted: Jul 11, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

me: Yum; SO: nogo

By: Carolyn
Posted: Jul 05, 2017
Diet: Paleo
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