Asian Shrimp Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

Asian Shrimp Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

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  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: 4

A zesty slaw-type dish brightly flavored with fresh fruit and delicate shrimp blended with a creamy dressing. This salad can be your saving grace when temperatures soar.

Ingredients

  • Asian Shrimp Salad:
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 3 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 pound carrots, trimmed, shredded (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions or green onions, white and green parts
  • 2, 4-ounce pears, cored, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1, 8-ounce mango, pitted, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 pounds small cooked shrimp (about 40 to 45)
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted cashews, chopped
  • Creamy Citrus Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • Juice of half an orange (about 3 tablespoons)
  • Juice of a lime (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • Pinch of salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon dried
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Whisk all dressing ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Combine vegetables, fruit, and shrimp in a large bowl.
  3. Toss with dressing to coat.
  4. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  5. As the salad sits, the vegetables will give off their own liquid.
  6. Drain if salad gets soggy.
  7. Plate salad and garnish with chopped cashews.
  8. Nuts should be added to salad right before serving to keep them crunchy.

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