Shrimp Salad with Peanut Dressing

Using applesauce in the peanut dressing lends a sweet, tart flavor that pairs wonderfully with shrimp.

Shrimp Salad with Peanut Dressing
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 serving


  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons smooth natural peanut butter

  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce (see Tip)

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • 2 cups packed mesclun or other salad greens

  • ½ cup very thinly sliced or shredded carrot

  • ½ cup very thinly sliced or shredded cucumber

  • 10 large cooked peeled and deveined shrimp (16-20 count; about 8 oz.)

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Whisk applesauce, vinegar, peanut butter, tamari (or soy sauce), and sesame oil in a small bowl.

  2. Place mesclun (or other greens) in a dinner bowl; arrange carrot, cucumber, and shrimp on top. Sprinkle with peanuts and cilantro. Serve the peanut dressing on the side.


Tip: Tamari is a gluten-free version of soy sauce. If you are not concerned with eating gluten-free, you can use soy sauce instead.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

599 Calories
29g Fat
19g Carbs
64g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 3 cups salad + 1/4 cup dressing
Calories 599
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 64g 128%
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 418mg 139%
Sodium 782mg 34%
Potassium 1241mg 26%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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