Spicy Shrimp Salad with Citrus Dressing

12.4.17 | Recipe by Renz
A refreshing and simple spicy shrimp salad perfect for that summer menu, be it lunch or dinner

Spicy Shrimp Salad, the perfect Summer Salad

Is it heating up where you are yet? Florida is already getting into summer mode. Heat, rain and bright evenings. So I'm ready to throw in my summer salads for those days when you just want to cool down and not slave with an oven.

I used to skip and dodge salads all the time. I avoided them like a plague with the mindset "this is not a meal". But now I'm getting more and more into salads and this spicy shrimp salad (paired with the citrus dressing) is a major hit.

This salad is refreshing.

You get this spicy flavor from the shrimp, then it's cooled down with the sweetness of the pineapple and the dressing.

And besides being tasty, IT IS EASY!!

The dressing can easily be made ahead and left in the fridge so that the flavors can blend.

Citrus Salad Dressing

The shrimp will not take long to sauté after it's been sitting in a nice little marinade of grated ginger, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.

For this salad, I like the shrimp to be cool or room temperature when eating. So I set it aside to cool while I get the other components ready.

Then it's construction time.

The perfect summer salad of spicy shrimp

Lettuce, red onions, pineapple, shrimp.

Drizzle on the dressing (I don't like soaked salads, do you?)

Spicy Shrimp Summer Salad

And for sure make sure that you get shrimp, pineapple, lettuce and some dressing in one bite.

The burst of hot, spicy, savory, sweet will be worth it.

SPicy Shrimp Salad

This salad is a perfect break from my regular heavier meals like curry chicken, jerk chicken and pelau.


Love Shrimp? Try some of my other recipes:

yield: Serves 2print recipe

Spicy Shrimp Salad

A refreshing spicy sautéed shrimp salad with pineapple, drizzled with citrus dressing infused. Perfect for the summer.
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 5 MINStotal time: 20 mins


  • 1 lb shrimp, deveined
  • 3 tablespoons diced pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 head of lettuce (I also use 1 pack of packaged salad mixes)
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Butter
  • 1/2 a red onion, sliced


  1. Season shrimp with ginger, salt and pepper and dashes of red pepper flakes
  2. Heat sauté pan with butter
  3. Add shrimp and sauté until pink (4 – 7 minutes)
  4. Set onto paper towel to drain
  5. Cut up lettuce for salad
  6. Mix shrimp with pineapple
  7. Serve shrimp on a bed of lettuce with red onions
  8. Drizzle with citrus dressing
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Spicy Shrimp Salad - the perfect summer salad

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