Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

July/August 2008

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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.

Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

5 Reviews for Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad


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.

Easy and quick with nice bit of spice

mmmmmmm wompa wompa

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.

Great taste - perfect way to use up extra peppers and cilantro,
Super Easy

Great salad, fresh and light. I added avocados to mine for even more protein!

Great taste, fresh, wholesome ingredients

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!!

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Anonymous wrote 15 weeks 5 days ago

I make this salad all the

I make this salad all the time... chicken, shrimp, smoked salmon, meatless; all good. I buy my mint, cilantro, and Thai basil at an Asian market; much bigger, fresher bunches at a better price. I also like to add fresh rice stick noodles (10 seconds to cook), fresh arugula or spinach, and freshly grated lime zest. For the dressing I use a whole lime juiced, 2 T canola and fish sauce, 1/2 tsp pepper flakes and 2 tsp brown sugar. That way I always have some left over. This is my go-to dinner when my husband is not home,

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