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Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

A simple, healthy Thai shrimp salad with an authentic sour-savory-spicy-sweet taste
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: Chinese, Japanese, Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad
Calories: 420kcal


Spicy Cashew Dressing

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Lime juice
  • ¼ cup Whole roasted, salted cashews
  • ¼ tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 1  2-inch piece fresh ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Unseasoned rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup Cilantro
  • 1 Clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup Roughly chopped white onion
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • ½ lb Large peeled, deveined tail-off shrimp
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp Ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • tsp Turmeric
  • tsp Chili powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp Toasted sesame oil


  • 1 cup Shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 ½ cup Packed baby arugula
  • 1 ½ cup Packed chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 1 small corn cob, kernels removed
  • ½ medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges, for serving



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


  • 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.


  • 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 Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories420
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 19.5g 30%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Cholesterol 135mg 45%
  • Sodium 864mg 36%
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g 13%
    • Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
    • Sugars 14g
  • Protein 28g 57%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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