Grilled Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Verde Dressing

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Verde Dressing from favfamilyrecipes.comYou are going to love this grilled shrimp salad!  It has everything that I love in a good salad, lots of delicious flavor and still low in calories.  For the dressing we used the delicious and healthy cilantro verde sauce that I featured a few weeks ago.  It was a perfect dressing that added a little extra kick to this already savory and lightly spicy salad.  My husband and I have been trying to count our calories and eat more healthy in general the past few weeks, salads like this make it really easy!

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Verde Dressing

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  • 4 cups leafy green lettuce (we used spinach)
  • 1 lb uncooked, tail on shrimp
  • 1 Tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 red pepper
  • feta or gorgonzola cheese
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cilantro verde dressing


  • Rinse the shrimp in cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. Place shrimp into a large plastic bag and add the cajun seasoning. Toss to coat.
  • Warm a little oil in a small fry pan. Dice the red pepper and sauté in the fry pan until it begins to soften.
  • Grill the shrimp over medium heat, it only needs a few minutes on each side. Shrimp should be pink and cooked through.
  • Place lettuce into individual bowls and top with the roasted red peppers, cheese, tomatoes, grilled shrimp, and drizzle with cilantro verde dressing .


  1. Susan Yakus says:

    I made this the other night for dinner and my husband was wild about it. I thought it was great too. I might cut back slightly on the cajun seasoning as it can be quite spicy. Other than that I made it exactly as written. My husband said to make sure I keep the recipe because he wants it again soon. I thought at first there was too much sugar in the dressing, but once the dressing combines with the spicy shrimp, it all evens out. I put a little extra feta on it. You just can’t have too much feta! Thanks girls. I ordered your recipe book too.

    • Emily says:

      I’m glad it was a hit! That’s funny about the dressing, we actually cut the sugar a bunch from the original but I’m sure cutting a little more would still be good.

    • Erica says:

      Glad you liked it and thank you so much for your support! Hope you like the cookbook!

  2. Laura says:

    This is me and my husbands new favorite. I also cut the sugar in half and left out the cumin. Added diced avocado to the salad too. It was amazing.

    • Erica says:

      So glad you liked it! Great idea to add avocado– yum!

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