Warm Citrus Shrimp Salad

This warm shrimp salad recipe is great for a tasty lunch, or a healthy dinner. You can make this easy shrimp recipe in just 30 minutes, so you won't be waiting on your meal for long!

Warm Citrus Shrimp Salad
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ½ - 2 pound fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells

  • 1 - 2 oranges

  • 2 cup sugar snap pea pods, cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup thin bite-size strips red sweet pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • 8 cup coarsely chopped hearts of romaine lettuce


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry. Preheat oven to 450°F, placing a 15x10-inch baking pan in oven while it preheats.

  2. Remove 2 tsp. zest and squeeze 6 to 7 Tbsp. juice from oranges. In a medium bowl combine shrimp, orange zest, pea pods, sweet pepper, garlic, and crushed red pepper. In a small bowl combine 3 Tbsp. of the orange juice, the lemon juice, oil, mustard, and salt. Drizzle half of the juice mixture over shrimp mixture; toss to coat.

  3. Carefully add shrimp mixture to hot pan. Roast 5 minutes or just until shrimp are opaque, stirring once. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl toss together lettuce and remaining juice mixture.

  4. Push shrimp mixture to one side of pan. Add lettuce to other side of pan. Roast 1 to 2 minutes more or just until lettuce begins to wilt. Drizzle with remaining 3 to 4 Tbsp. orange juice.

  5. Divide lettuce among plates and top with shrimp mixture. Serve with pan juices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

230 Calories
11g Fat
12g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 230
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Sodium 495mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 88.1mg 441%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 701mg 15%
Folate, total 167.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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