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A plate with salad topped with spicy shrimp and avocado

Spicy Shrimp Salad

Add this fresh and simple Spicy Shrimp Salad to your Summer menus for a light lunch or dinner. It’s topped with a lemon and oil dressing and ready in less than 10 minutes.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 296kcal


  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp each cumin and chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 cups Romaine lettuce or other lettuce of choice
  • Dressing:
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, mix together chili powder, cumin, cayenne, and pepper.
  • Add in shrimp and toss to coat.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a saute pan over medium heat and saute shrimp 4-5 minutes or until cooked.
  • Divide lettuce, cilantro and avocado onto 4 plates.
  • Add a few shrimp to each plate.
  • Whisk dressing ingredients together, the drizzle a little over each salad.


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 899mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 2550IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 3.4mg