Cajun Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
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Keto Cajun Shrimp Salad with Homemade Cilantro Lime Dressing

Succulent, perfectly cooked shrimp, crispy bacon, and fresh veggies in this Keto-friendly Cajun Shrimp Salad. Topped with a homemade Cilantro Lime Dressing. Eating your veggies never tasted so good!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: Cajun shrimp salad, Easy Shrimp Salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 414kcal
Author: Kate

Ingredients

Cajun Shrimp Salad

  • 3 slices bacon , diced
  • raw jumbo shrimp (or 10 large shrimp), thawed if frozen
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (see notes)
  • 4 cups salad greens, such as baby spinach
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes , sliced in half
  • 1/2 avocado , sliced or cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese , or to taste
  • 1/2 lime , for juicing

Homemade Cilantro Lime Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • juice of 1 lime (1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt , or to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper , to taste

Instructions

  • Add the diced bacon pieces to a hot skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the bacon is cooked and crispy. Drain the bacon fat into a heatproof bowl (reserve for other recipes!). Remove the crispy bacon bits into a plate with a paper towel to absorb the extra fat.
     
  • Toss the shrimp with the Cajun seasoning in a small bowl, and add to the heated skillet which still has a bit of bacon grease remaining. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the shrimp is fulled cooked. Squeeze some lime juice over the shrimp. Set shrimp aside.
     
  • Assemble the salad. Place the sliced tomatoes and avocado on top of the spinach. Sprinkle with crispy bacon. Top with cooked Cajun shrimp. Shave some Parmesan over it. Drizzle with cilantro lime dressing.
     

Cilantro Lime Dressing

  • In a small bowl, combine the very finely chopped cilantro, juice of 1 whole lime, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Grate 1 garlic clove into the dressing, and add 1/4 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Mix well, squeezing the cilantro into the dressing to release its flavor. 
     

Notes

If your Cajun seasoning doesn't have salt, add a generous pinch of salt when seasoning the shrimp with the Cajun seasoning.

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 804mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.7mg