Tropical Shrimp Salad

I’ve been a subscriber to Louisiana Cookin’ magazine for years. This tropical shrimp salad is a great example of why I’ve been a loyal reader for so long. This salad was incredible. A wonderful combination of fruits and shrimp, with a light creamy dressing that has a hint of vanilla. It was the perfect dish on a hot summer’s day.
Tropical Shrimp SaladI made this tropical shrimp salad a main dish by using large shrimp and large melon balls. You can also serve this as a side or a great pitch-in dish by using smaller shrimp and melon balls. This salad is also absolutely fantastic without the shrimp.

I used a Greek vanilla yogurt but regular ole yogurt works just fine too. There’s no way you can go wrong with this salad.

Also try my Peruvian Palta Rellena.

Tropical Shrimp Salad

This salad was incredible. A wonderful combination of fruits and shrimp, with a light creamy dressing that has a hint of vanilla. It was the perfect dish on a hot summer’s day.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 238kcal

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp large, cooked and peeled
  • 2 cups pineapple chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups honeydew melon cut into balls
  • 1 1/3 cups watermelon cut into balls
  • 1 1/3 cups cantaloupe cut into balls
  • 1 medium cucumber peeled, seeded, sliced
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped, plus more for garnish

For the dressing

  • 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt Greek is fine
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

For the salad

  • Place all salad ingredients into a large bowl and stir gently.

For the dressing

  • Whisk together all ingredients and pour over the shrimp and fruit mixture.
  • Stir gently.
  • Serve garnished with chopped green onions and dill.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 288mg | Sodium: 1322mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1526IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.