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Overhead view spicy shrimp Caesar salad in white and brown bowl topped with croutons and avocado pieces.

Spicy Shrimp Caesar Salad Recipe


  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 -3 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Spicy shrimp Caesar salad recipe is a gluten free twist on a classic dish for a wholesome, healthy meal ready in minutes. Serve it as a light lunch or easy dinner!


Ingredients

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Croutons:

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups diced gluten free bread (about 1 1/2 to 2 pieces)
  • Olive oil to coat
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt

For the Dressing: 

  • 1 large garlic clove (12 teaspoons minced garlic)
  • 1 egg yolk (replace with 1 Tablespoon mayo or plain hummus for egg free option)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 12 teaspoons gluten free Worcestershire sauce (We us this one for gluten free option)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/41/3 cup freshly grated (fresh is key) Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Spicy option! Add a pinch or two of cayenne or paprika

For Spicy Shrimp:

  • 68 ounces medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure olive oil or melted butter
  • Pinch of sea salt or kosher salt
  • Dash of ground pepper

For the Salad: 

  • 6 cups fresh torn romaine and spinach (leaves), combined
  • Optional sliced vegetables – 1/2 cup cucumber or carrot
  • Gluten Free Croutons (above)
  • Spicy Baked Shrimp (above)
  • 1/2 small avocado, sliced
  • Shaved Parmesan to garnish

Instructions

How to Make the Gluten Free Croutons:

For the Dressing:

For the Spicy Shrimp:

To Make Shrimp Caesar Salad:

Notes

Caesar Salad Dressing Nutrition per 2 Tablespoons: 130 calories, 10.9 grams fat, 6.3 grams carbs, 2.7 grams protein  *Nutrition below does not include dressing.

The dressing can be made dairy free by replacing the parmesan with nutritional yeast, but the texture and taste will vary.  

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main, Salads
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 239
  • Sugar: 2.8 g
  • Sodium: 288.1 mg
  • Fat: 9.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.3 g
  • Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 27.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 184.6 mg

Keywords: shrimp caesar salad, spicy, gluten free, spinach, salad