Greek Inspired Salad With Shrimp

A delicious, light Greek inspired salad with shrimp. A combination of Artisan Lettuce, cherry tomatoes, peppers, onions and feta, topped with sautéed shrimp.

 

Greek Inspired Shrimp Salad

Greek Shrimp Salad

 

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying the last day of the year! Are you planning to party tonight? Go out or stay home? Whatever you’ve decided to do – have fun and stay safe!

I decided to finish the year sharing this simple and light recipe, which is great for lunch or dinner, but can be also made for a crowd at a party.

Not a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions, but I would love to share some more salad recipes in the new year. Salads are a great way to enjoy your veggies and usually take very little time to prepare.

I make similar Greek inspired salads every few weeks. I pretty much make them with whatever I have on hand. And since I’ve been obsessed with salads lately, I decided to throw this one together. I added shrimp to it and it was the perfect addition to this light salad.

Some of you probably already know that there is no lettuce in traditional Greek salad. And this is not a traditional Greek salad by any means. It is just a Greek inspired salad with shrimp. Adding lettuce makes this salad more filling, which is important if you are trying to eat healthier, like me.

 

Greek salad with shrimp

Greek Style Shrimp Salad

 

This Greek inspired salad with shrimp is super easy for a quick weekday lunch or dinner, but of course it can be served at any party or celebration.

This salad is fresh and clean and totally customizable. Feel free to add olives, leave the onions out or substitute shrimp with grilled chicken. And of course you can use your favorite salad mix or any lettuce you’d like.

 

 

Greek Inspired Shrimp Salad

Greek Inspired Shrimp Salad

 

I’ve been getting Artisan lettuce from Costco for a while now. And I can say the quality has been pretty good most of the time.   This lettuce is by Tanimura and Antle and it includes 6 heads of lettuce . They are different kinds, green and purple ones some leafy and others crinkly. They taste pretty good, some of them are spicy and not bitter (unless starting to go bad).

What I like is that you can mix green and purple lettuce to achieve a more colorful and flavorful salad.

The Greek salad dressing is very simple and I love using it on other salads, too.

 

Greek Inspired Shrimp Salad

Greek Inspired Shrimp Salad

I like to cook my shrimp on the stove top and it only takes me 3-4 minutes to do so. You can cook it in advance if you’d like to.

I hope you enjoy it!

 

Greek Inspired Shrimp Salad

Greek Inspired Shrimp Salad

 

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Greek Inspired Shrimp Salad
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Greek Inspired Salad With Shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
A delicious, light Greek inspired salad with shrimp. A combination of Artisan Lettuce, cherry tomatoes, peppers, onions and feta, topped with sautéed shrimp.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4
Calories: 484 kcal
Author: Lyubomira from CookingLSL
Ingredients
FOR THE SALAD:
  • 4 cups chopped lettuce (I used Artisan)
  • 1 medium English cucumber
  • 1 and 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 medium bell peppers thinly sliced (or 6 mini bell peppers)
  • 1/2 large red onion (1 small) sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
SHRIMP:
  • 1 lb (500 gr raw shrimp)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
FOR THE DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Maple syrup (sugar)
Instructions
  1. Preheat a medium stillet to medium and add some olive oil. Wash and dry shrimp with kitchen paper. Season with salt and pepper. Cook shrimp for 3-4 minutes until pink, turning once. Once done, add lemon juice. Do not overcook the shrimp.
  2. Wash and dry vegetables. Chop lettuce, slice peppers, onions and tomatoes.
  3. Add salad ingredients and to a bowl.
  4. Top with cooked shrimp.
  5. Dressing: Combine all ingredients in a resealable jar and shake well. Pour over salad and toss.
  6. Top salad with feta cheese.
Recipe Notes

Dressing is not mandatory. Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper will be great to dress this salad.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Inspired Salad With Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 484 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 302mg 101%
Sodium 1685mg 70%
Potassium 483mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 122.7%
Vitamin C 108.5%
Calcium 29.2%
Iron 20.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Happy New Year!