Chopped Shrimp Salad

Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

May 31, 2024

This Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette makes a tasty light and healthy meal full of poached shrimp, veggies, herbs, and avocado.

This tasty Shrimp Salad with avocado, fresh herbs, and a quick lemon dressing is the perfect way to celebrate the warm weather with a cool, refreshing, and flavor-packed meal. Shrimp is one of our go-to quick and healthy proteins and it;s often overlooked for salads.

We live about a block away from a delicious Greek restaurant, but every time we go I end up ordering their chopped shrimp salad. It's my favorite thing on their menu even though there is really nothing Greek about it. For a few weeks now I have been trying to recreate it at home and finally hit the right combination. The key is adding lots of fresh herbs to the salad including mint, basil, parsley, chives, and dill. It's so good when paired with the creamy avocado and sweet poached shrimp.

Since the salad itself has so much going on, it calls for a really simple dressing like this lemon vinaigrette. It's made with mostly lemon juice and olive oil with a touch of mustard, salt, and pepper to balance out the acidity of the lemon juice. I use this dressing all the time on salads and it has become one of our family's favorites.

Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Recipe byKristen McCaffrey of Slender Kitchen
Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 10 minutes; Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 radishes, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp dill, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp sugar (leave out for low carb/Paleo/Whole30)
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Add the water and Old Bay seasoning to a pot. Squeeze in the lemon juice and add the 2 lemon halves to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add the shrimp and simmer for 5 minutes or until cooked through and opaque. Remove from liquid and chill. Roughly chop when ready to serve.
  2. Prepare all the vegetables and toss together.
  3. Make the dressing by combining the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add the shrimp to the salad and toss with dressing. Season with salt and pepper as needed.

Nutritional Info

Calories 300; Carbohydrates 11 grams; Fat 18 grams; Protein 25 grams

Kristen McCaffrey makes a variety of healthy and delicious recipes that she shares on her website,

Chopped Shrimp Salad
Kristen Mccaffrey


Kristen McCaffrey makes a variety of healthy and delicious recipes that she shares on her website, Before diving into the world of healthy cooking, she struggled to lose weight, eat well, and find a healthy balance in her life. She has always been in love with food and enjoys healthy recipe development. Kristen is passionate about cooking and creating delicious recipes that encourage other people to eat healthy. See more recipes from Kristen!
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