Shrimp & Orange Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
As the weather grows warmer, a light and zesty Shrimp & Orange Salad is the perfect meal. Roasted shrimp pair beautifully with fruit & greens.
There are numerous Shrimp Salad Recipes, but this light version with a delightful Citrus Vinaigrette is delicious!
Why You Should Make this Shrimp Salad
- 3 minutes of broiler time is the only cooking this lovely salad needs.
- When you need a lighter, healthy meal, an entree salad hits the spot. Crisp greens, sweet berries, and luscious citrus pair beautifully with the plump, broiled shrimp.
- I’ve portioned out these salads as a first course, but doubling would be a fabulous entree with some crusty bread and a glass of chilled white wine.
How to Make this Healthy Shrimp Salad
I adore shrimp salad made with mayonnaise and packed between two slices of soft bread, but this shrimp salad is light, flavorful and paired with a simple vinaigrette, greens, and fresh fruit.
- Make the simple shrimp marinade.
- Add shrimp, toss and let Marinate 20 minutes.
- Preheat the broiler, then Broil the shrimp just until done.
- Whisk together the vinaigrette adding any juices from cutting the citrus.
- Toss greens with the salad dressing and divide between 4 salad bowls or plates. Arrange orange segments, sliced strawberries, and 3 shrimp over the greens.
- Serve immediately.
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Shrimp & Orange Salad Recipe with Citrus Vinaigrette
A delightful spring salad with fresh greens, orange wedges, roasted shrimp and a dreamy citrus vinaigrette.
- 12 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 3 oranges (I used 2 blood oranges and 1 navel orange, supremed*, reserving juice
- 8 ripe strawberries, sliced
- 4 ounces fresh greens (spinach, arugula or watercress)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons orange juice (use reserved juice)
- 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium bowl. Add salt and pepper if desired (I added a scant ½ teaspoon kosher salt). Add shrimp, toss and let marinate 20 minutes.
- Preheat the broiler. Cover broiler pan with non-stick foil. When shrimp are done marinating, place them in a single layer on broiler pan and place on the top rack, a few inches below the element. Broil about 1½ minutes or more per side, just until they turn pink. Let cool while you make the dressing.
- Whisk together any juices from the oranges (squeeze the membranes to get every drop of juice), champagne vinegar, mustard and the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper if desired.
- Toss greens with the salad dressing and divide between 4 salad bowls or plates. Top with orange segments, sliced strawberries, and 3 shrimp.
- Serve immediately.
*To supreme oranges, peel and remove pith with a knife then segments cut from each orange (supreming), reserving juice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 492mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 5gSugar: 23gProtein: 9g
21 Comments on “Shrimp & Orange Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette”
I seriously love the combination of flavors in this salad! Really amazing and easy to make!
This is one beauty of a salad and the flavors work well together.
This is the perfect salad for warm summer days when I’m craving lighter meals. Your citrus dressing sounds fabulous too!
Looks so pretty! I love citrus dressings as well.
Such a lovely salad for spring. I love the combination of the strawberries and shrimp. The citrus vinaigrettes sounds like a wonderful dressing for this salad.
Love this salad Liz! So fresh!
What a n elegant salad! Shrimp and citrus are a beautiful paring and perfect for al fresco dining. As always you nailed this one Liz!
What an absolutely gorgeous salad, Liz. Even your salads look as beautiful as dessert. Pinning onto my Fish Friday Foodies page.
This was just what I was looking for. I want to make a light shrimp dish for a party I’m having and this recipe fits the bill!
What a classy recipe Lizzy! It looks delish and so delicate! I simply love it!
The dressing sounds incredible. So fresh
Looks gorgeous, Liz! Like very much too the time saving elements =)
I bet those sweet shrimp pair well with the strawberries and citrus. Looks delicious
Major yum to this salad! The colors are so pretty and I love how easy it is to make. Perfect for those nights when I don’t have the time or motivation to make an elaborate dinner.
This combo looks so delicious! I love citrus with shrimp. It’s perfect for warm days, so light and full of great flavor!
That looks wonderful, perfect for the warmer weather which we are definitely not having right now. I haven’t seen blood oranges at the stores just yet, but I’m sure they are near.
Citrus and shrimp go so well together!
Juicy and fresh…this is my kind of salad, Liz.
Very pretty! And the dressing sounds great:@)
Great combination and definitely perfect for summer!