Summery Shrimp Salad

Happy Summer Solstice! My appetite is just about spot on for the hot weather expected today; I don’t feel like eating much more than salads, sandwiches, and snacks, and with temperatures. Earlier this week after a weekend of eating fun BBQ food, a cool shrimp salad with a little bit of crunch and a lot of chopped romaine made the perfect dinner.

Summer meals mean convenience, so this recipe starts with pre-cooked frozen shrimp, which I thawed out during the work day. I pulled the tails off, roughly chopped the shrimp, and set the main part of this recipe aside.

shrimp

Next up I got to work on the crunch and the flavor, cleaning and chopping my favorite little sweet peppers and using scissors to cut a big bunch of cilantro.

peppers and cilantro

I squeezed two limes into a bowl to get the dressing started.

limes

To pull everything together, I mixed the chopped shrimp, peppers, cilantro, lime juice, and a few dashes of habanero sauce with 1/2 cup of Fage Greek yogurt.

shrimp salad

We ate the shrimp salad in whole wheat wraps with chopped romaine. It was definitely a summery dinner, with the cool, creamy dressing that had a hint of lime and a hunt of spice.

shrimp salad wrap

With the windows all wide open and the sun setting late, this dinner was a nice, relaxing introduction to the season ahead. The next two seasons make up my favorite time of year in New England, and I can’t wait to be outside as much as possible.

Happy Summer!

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  1. Michelle’s avatar

    I have a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer and I’m going to have to make my version of this dish soon! I have an easy summer recipe going up on the blog today….one that I know you’ll love!

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  2. Daisy’s avatar

    Happy Summer Solstice! its going to be a hot one, this salad looks perfect for the weather ahead.

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  3. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    This looks like a fresh and delicious alternative to plain old seafood salad!

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  4. Colleen @ Culinary Colleen’s avatar

    This is the kind of food I crave in the hot weather. I can’t wait to try this!

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  5. Megan’s avatar

    This would have been perfect for dinner tonight! (I had leftover Chinese food. Ugh.)

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  6. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    Yay for summer! As much as I love shrimp and also chicken and egg salads, I never make a shrimp salad! Total oversight. This looks fresh and fantastic on a steamy day like today!

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  7. Elizabeth’s avatar

    Happy summer indeed! I love eating everything raw because you can and it’s so good: berries, cucumbers, peas, it’s all fabulous.

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