This beautiful shrimp salad has got the delicious sweet and sour flavour from the honey and limes. A quick and easy salad that is full-flavoured and simply mouthwatering. Make this in 15 minutes!Jump to Recipe
I would always wonder what goes good with shrimp. I absolutely love shrimp so would try to create delicious sauces to go with it. I think I started using honey and lime before I even knew it was a thing!
The flavour pairing is absolutely delicious on shrimp – like lip-smacking good! There are so many ways to have this shrimp recipe but the salad is just one of my simple and easy go-tos!
Ingredients for this easy shrimp salad recipe
- Raw/cooked shrimp
- Olive Oil
- Coconut Aminos
- Onion powder
- Minced garlic
- Chilli powder
- Ginger powder
- Spring Onion
- Romaine lettuce
How to make this healthy shrimp salad recipe
Time needed: 15 minutes.
How to make this delicious healthy shrimp salad recipe
- In a bowl, add your shrimp, honey, limes, olive oil, aminos and seasonings. Mix together.
- Heat up a frying pan on medium- high heat. Add your shrimp and cook shrimp on each for 2 mins*
- Remove shrimp and leave sauce to cook for another 3-4mins.
- Add shrimp back to the pan and coat in the sauce.
- Once done, construct your salad and serve!
FAQ’s for this shrimp and avocado salad recipe
This paleo shrimp avocado salad recipe is the perfect mix of sweet and sour. The shrimp has a very full and bold flavour and the rest of the salad ingredients keep it crunchy and fresh tasting.
You can always add in some hard boiled eggs or celery in place of cucumbers. If you don’t like tomatoes or peppers, you could try adding some broccoli instead. Okay, to be honest, you can make this salad the way YOU want to. Put in your favourite veg and enjoy!
For the shrimp, if you don’t have limes, you can use lemons. If you don’t have aminos, gluten free soy sauce is your next bet but you can also use a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar if you don’t want any aminos or soy at all. If you don’t use honey, you could try using some coconut nectar. If you want this to be a keto shrimp salad recipe, simply leave out the honey altogether. The recipe would still be just as delicious!
This healthy shrimp salad is healthy because it contains all natural ingredients. There is no soy sauce which is known to affect female hormones, no MSG and contains healthy nutritious whole fruit and veg. It is a great weight loss salad recipe and very filling enough to not make you want a burger after!
My honey and lime flavour pairing works wonders! You can have it with the salad like in this recipe or you can use this alongside some cauliflower rice instead. The sauce can be doubled or even tripled to provide a nice sweet and sour shrimp for your rice. You could also have this with zoodles! So make a lot and have a full meal plan for your week.
You can use either raw or cooked shrimp in this recipe. If using raw shrimp, follow the exact instructions. If using cooked shrimp however, you will add all the ingredients for the shrimp into the pan first. Cook the sauce till it’s bubbly and gets thicker, then add in your cooked shrimp to coat and warm up. Don’t leave your shrimp in too long to prevent it from getting rubbery, 2-3 mins should be fine. Once done, its all good to go!
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- 0.5 lbs or 225g raw jumbo shrimp
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 lime
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp ginger powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 spring onions chopped
- 1/2 head of romaine lettuce
- 2 bell peppers
- 2 to matoes
- 1 avocado
In a bowl, add your shrimp, honey, limes, olive oil, aminos and seasonings. Mix together.
Heat up a frying pan on medium- high heat. Add your shrimp and cook shrimp on each for 2 mins*
Remove shrimp and leave sauce to cook for another 3-4mins.
Add shrimp back to the pan and coat in the sauce.
Once done, construct your salad and serve!
If using cooked shrimp, add all the shrimp ingredients to the pan without the shrimp. Cook for 3-4 mins till sauce is bubbly, then add shrimp into pan for 2 mins. Coat in the sauce and once done, simply serve and enjoy!