Fresh Shrimp Salad with Lime

You know that the Super Bowl party you are going to will have lots of great food…chips and dips, fried things, BBQ things, and sweets galore.  So I propose making this absolutely delicious shrimp salad to add something light and fresh to the festivities.

You can make it several hours in advance….just hold off on adding the salt and the fresh cilantro until serving time if you do.  The flavors will be perfect with all the traditional party favorites and you will not be packing up any leftovers after the game.  Another beautiful recipe adapted from Simply Mexican, by Lourdes Castro.

Fresh Shrimp Salad with Lime

Serves 6-12
By author margaret at The Right Recipe


  • 2lb shrimp (peeled, deveined, and cut in half lengthwise)
  • 1 carton cherry tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1 Small red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves (chopped)
  • 1-2 fresh jalapeño pepper (stemmed and chopped, with or without seeds…they contain most of the heat)
  • 2 avocado (pitted, peeled and chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 7 limes
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


1. Cook the shrimp: Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Prepare a large bowl of ice water and set aside. Add the shrimp to the boiling water and cook for exactly one minute. Remove the shrimp from the pot with a slotted spoon and immediately add to the ice water to cool thoroughly. Drain and dry the shrimp a bit on paper towels then put them in a clean bowl.
2. Add the tomatoes, red pepper, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and avocado to the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper and toss lightly.
3. Make the dressing: Finely zest 3 of the limes and juice 6 of them. Combine juice and zest in a small bowl and mix in horseradish, ketchup and olive oil. Pour the dressing over the shrimp and vegetables and toss. Check seasonings and adjust if necessary.
4. Garnish with extra cilantro and lime wedges.

1 Comment

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    Gertrude Lyons
    January 30, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    This looks great! I will make it soon, but maybe not this weekend!

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