Chili Lime Shrimp Salad Recipe

This zesty Chili Lime Shrimp Salad combines succulent shrimp with crisp vegetables and a tangy dressing, creating a refreshing and flavorful dish that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Optional toppings: sliced jalapeños, crumbled feta cheese


  1. In a large bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, lime juice, lime zest, and chopped cilantro. Stir until well combined.
  2. Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss until evenly coated in the marinade. Let the shrimp marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the marinated shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until shrimp are pink and opaque. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a separate large bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and diced avocado.
  5. Add the cooked shrimp to the salad mixture and gently toss to combine.
  6. Divide the salad among serving plates and top with optional toppings if desired.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious Chili Lime Shrimp Salad!

Feel free to adjust the seasonings and toppings according to your taste preferences. This salad pairs perfectly with a refreshing citrus vinaigrette or creamy avocado dressing. Enjoy!

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