Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

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This refreshing Thai-style salad with greens, herbs, veggies and shrimp, all tossed in a delicious cashew dressing, is the perfect one-dish summer dinner.

This refreshing Thai-style salad with greens, herbs, veggies and shrimp, all tossed in a delicious cashew dressing, is the perfect one-dish summer dinner.
Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

The spicy cashew dressing is so good, you'll want to put it on everything!

This refreshing Thai-style salad with greens, herbs, veggies and shrimp, all tossed in a delicious cashew dressing, is the perfect one-dish summer dinner.This refreshing Thai-style salad with greens, herbs, veggies and shrimp, all tossed in a delicious cashew dressing, is the perfect one-dish summer dinner.This refreshing Thai-style salad with greens, herbs, veggies and shrimp, all tossed in a delicious cashew dressing, is the perfect one-dish summer dinner.This refreshing Thai-style salad with greens, herbs, veggies and shrimp, all tossed in a delicious cashew dressing, is the perfect one-dish summer dinner.

Guest post from Heather K. Jones, dietitian and the nutrition expert for the tamil-recipes cookbooks.

Hi Everyone, I'm Heather K. Jones. I'm a registered dietitian and the founder of Feel Better Eat Better, an online weight loss program for women who struggle with emotional eating, binge eating, overeating or body image issues.

When I moved to Old Town Alexandria Virginia a few years ago I was thrilled to discover a Sweetgreen, a fast-casual restaurant chain with “simple, seasonal, healthy salads and grain bowls, right around the corner from our house!

This salad is inspired by one of my Sweetgreen favorites, and trust me, the spicy cashew dressing is so good, you'll want to put it on everything!

This refreshing Thai-style salad with greens, herbs, veggies and shrimp, all tossed in a delicious cashew dressing, is the perfect one-dish summer dinner.

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This refreshing Thai-style salad with greens, herbs, veggies and shrimp, all tossed in a delicious cashew dressing, is the perfect one-dish summer dinner.
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Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

420Cals28Protein38Carbs19.5Fats
Prep Time: 20mins
Cook Time: 5mins
Total Time: 25mins
Yield: 2servings
COURSE: Dinner, Salad
CUISINE: Chinese, Japanese
This refreshing Thai-style salad with greens, herbs, veggies and shrimp, all tossed in a delicious cashew dressing, is the perfect one-dish summer dinner.

Ingredients

For Spicy Cashew Dressing:

  • 1tablespoonolive oil
  • 3tablespoonslime juice
  • ¼cupwhole roasted, salted cashews
  • ¼teaspoonred pepper flakes
  • 2teaspoonshoney
  • 12-inch piece fresh ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1tablespoonunseasoned rice vinegar
  • ¼cupcilantro
  • 1clovegarlic, roughly chopped
  • ¼cuproughly chopped white onion
  • ½teaspoongarlic powder
  • ½teaspoonkosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For Shrimp:

  • ½poundlarge peeled, deveined tail-off shrimp
  • 1teaspoongarlic powder
  • ¼teaspoonground ginger
  • ¼teaspoonkosher salt
  • 1/8teaspoonturmeric
  • 1/8teaspoonchili powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1teaspoontoasted sesame oil

For Salad:

  • 1cupshredded purple cabbage
  • 1 ½cupspacked baby arugula
  • 1 ½cupspacked chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1small corn cob, kernels removed
  • ½medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • ½cupshredded carrots
  • 2tablespoonschopped basil
  • 2tablespoonschopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Instructions

For dressing:

  • In a small blender or food processor, combine dressing ingredients.
  • Refrigerate and set aside until ready to use.

For shrimp:

  • Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all spices from garlic powder to pepper.
  • Add the shrimp and sesame oil and toss gently to evenly coat.
  • Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook shrimp 2 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  • Transfer to a plate or cutting board and allow to cool and rest while you assemble the salad.

For salad:

  • In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, arugula and romaine.  Transfer mixture to 2 salad bowls or plates.
  • Top each with half the shrimp, corn, cucumber, carrots, basil and cilantro.
  • Evenly drizzle the dressing over both salads and serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad, Calories: 420kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 19.5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 135mg, Sodium: 864mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 14g
Blue Smart Points: 7
Green Smart Points: 10
Purple Smart Points: 7
Points +: 11
Keywords: Shrimp Salad, Spicy Thai Salad, Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad, Thai Shrimp Salad

Photo Credit: Jess Larson