Shrimp, bell pepper, cucumber and herbs are tossed with a spicy Thai dressing in this colorful salad. Served in Bibb lettuce cups, it's perfect for lunch, a light supper or as an appetizer.

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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk lime juice, fish sauce, oil, brown sugar and crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Add shrimp, bell pepper, cucumber and fresh herbs; toss to coat.



Note: Fish sauce is a pungent Southeast Asian condiment made from salted, fermented fish. Find it in the Asian section of large supermarkets and in Asian specialty markets. We use Thai Kitchen fish sauce, lower in sodium than other brands (1,190 mg per tablespoon), in our nutritional analyses.

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; protein 27g 54% DV; carbohydrates 7.9g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.7g 3% DV; sugars 3.7g; fat 5.6g 9% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 4% DV; cholesterol 239.3mg 80% DV; vitamin a iu 1325.9IU 27% DV; vitamin c 33mg 55% DV; folate 42.4mcg 11% DV; calcium 115mg 12% DV; iron 0.6mg 4% DV; magnesium 50.7mg 18% DV; potassium 300.7mg 8% DV; sodium 1471.3mg 59% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV; added sugar 2g.

Reviews (6)

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
So good that I ate it right out of the bowl! My husband added a touch of sriracha to his and proclaimed it excellent. I like that it requires no cooking and can be used as a taco filling for our vegetarian friends. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Fish sauce important for the saltiness. I used Asian garlic chile paste instead of flakes. You could also add a touch of sesame oil. Liked it so much I will change it up with different leftover proteins for lunch. Pros: Easy and quick with nice bit of spice Read More
Rating: 5 stars
mmmmm mmmmmmm wompa wompa Pros: shramp Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Refreshing alternative to lettuce I made fajita's the night before and while prepping my peppers I'd set some aside for this salad. I always seem to have more peppers and cilantro than I need. I don't care for cucumbers or shrimp so I omitted them and used tofu. Overall a quick and tasty lunch salad. Pros: Great taste - perfect way to use up extra peppers and cilantro Cons: Not something I'd want to eat everyday. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Super Easy Great salad fresh and light. I added avocados to mine for even more protein! Pros: Great taste fresh wholesome ingredients Cons: Use larger shrimp Read More
Rating: 4 stars
YUM!! I've never tried real Thai food so I don't know how close this came to the real thing but what I made was delicious! A few substitutions though: my grocery store didn't have fish sauce so I used hoisin and I didn't have lime juice like I thought so I used lemon. Not sure how different that made it but what I just ate for lunch was thai-riffic lol. Will definitely make again!! Read More