This gorgeous salad combines fresh shrimp, cucumber, artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes with homemade green goddess dressing. The dressing is beautifully green and creamy with avocado (loaded with good-for-you fats) and fresh herbs. Buttermilk and a dash of rice vinegar add tang.

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Instructions Checklist
  • Puree avocado, buttermilk, herbs, vinegar and anchovy in a blender until smooth.

  • Divide lettuce among 4 plates. Top with shrimp, cucumber, tomatoes, chickpeas, artichoke hearts and celery. Drizzle the dressing over the salads.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 1) for up to 1 day.

Ingredient note: Shrimp is usually sold by the number needed to make one pound. For example, “21-25 count” means there will be 21 to 25 shrimp in a pound. Size names, such as “large” or “extra large,” are not standardized, so to be sure you're getting the size you want, order by the count (or number) per pound. Both wild-caught and farm-raised shrimp can damage the surrounding ecosystems when not managed properly. Fortunately, it is possible to buy shrimp that have been raised or caught with sound environmental practices. Look for fresh or frozen shrimp certified by an independent agency, such as Wild American Shrimp or Marine Stewardship Council. If you can't find certified shrimp, choose wild-caught shrimp from North America--it's more likely to be sustainably caught.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 22g; carbohydrates 31.1g; dietary fiber 8.9g; sugars 5.1g; fat 6.4g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 111.7mg; vitamin a iu 4599.2IU; vitamin c 24.7mg; folate 175.8mcg; calcium 135.5mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 69.7mg; potassium 793.4mg; sodium 1145.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
Fresh! Loved the salad but next time will definitely use scampi seasoning or lemon pepper on the shrimp. Pros: Fresh ingredients and so low calorie. Cons: Need a bit more zip! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The anchovy paste is definitely an acquired taste but still good. I used scampi seasoning on the shrimp and it was excellent. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Wonderful Salad This is a wonderful salad. I did replace capers for the anchovy paste. I also chopped everything but the lettuce and tossed it with the dressing to make it easier to take on a picnic. Then I served the salad on a bed of lettuce. Yumm! Pros: The dressing is awesome! Cons: I do not care for the anchovy paste. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
disappointed I was really looking forward to this salad but was very disappointed. Overall very flavorless. Next time I'll use spicier shrimp and a different dressing altogether. Pros: variety of ingredients Cons: very bland Read More
Rating: 5 stars
awesome salad great combination of ingredients.the dressing perfect and it. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Hung Jury on repeat performance with this salad I made this for my mom and sister for lunch and it was definitely mix reviews. My sister didn't like the vinegar in the dressing which she said was way to vinegary and my mom was not a fan of the artichokes. I loved it so it may be a hung jury to repeat this one at least for when we all have lunch together! Pros: Easy to make Cons: Vinegar too strong Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My new favorite salad. I sauteed the shrimp with a lot of spice. Great combination of flavors! Read More