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Slices of brie cheese and grapes added to the salad - square

Smorgasbord Shrimp Salad

This salad is simple, fun and delicious!  Really delicious!
Course Salad
Cuisine Salad
Keyword garlic shrimp salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 Salads
Calories 496kcal



Smorgasbord begins

  • ½ pound raw shrimp defrosted and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce or lettuce of choice
  • ½ cup pea shoots
  • ¼ cup sprouted beans/peas
  • 1 hardboiled egg cut into cubes
  • 8 grape tomatoes
  • 10 slices cucumber
  • 10 red seedless grapes
  • 4 slices brie cheese cut into little slices


  • 2 tablespoons Chimicurri dressing


Prepare Shrimp

  • Heat sauté pan on medium, add butter and once it's melted, add shrimp and garlic.  Stir shrimp every 20 seconds making sure shrimp is cooked through.  It takes about 5 minutes. It should be opaque and pink.
  • Place two large handfuls of baby romaine lettuce in a bowl
  • Line the shrimp across the middle of the lettuce
  • Add both the pea shoots and bean sprouts on the salad
  • Place sliced egg, cucumber and tomatoes on the lettuce
  • Add the grapes and slices of brie
  • Add dressing
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


I like to put the veggies in their own little quadrants on the salad.  Makes a pretty salad.  Also you will notice I hadn't put amounts other than handfuls.  Use as much as you like!  It's your salad.
Helpful tips
  • You can use fresh shrimp but I always use frozen and usually have a few bags of it in my freezer at all times.
  • Here's how to defrost shrimp - start by taking out ½ pound of shrimp from the freezer and place them in a colander. Run cold water over them to help them thaw. As the water runs over the shrimp, I use my hand and stir them around and try to separate them.
  • Once the shrimp is almost thawed, you can peel the shells off and devein them.
  • I use organic baby romaine that has been triple washed, but you can use any lettuce you enjoy.


Serving: 1salad | Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 465mg | Sodium: 1374mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5495IU | Vitamin C: 20.6mg | Calcium: 302mg | Iron: 3.7mg