Spicy Citrus Shrimp Salad

When perfectly cooked shrimp with just the right amount of spice gets paired with all the winter citrus, you get salad magic! This Spicy Citrus Shrimp Salad comes together in roughly 20 minutes, and it's the perfect hearty weeknight salad that everyone will love. Especially during the winter months when fresh citrus is in abundance!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Yield 3
Cuisine Gluten-free
Cook Time 8 minutes
Recipe Type: Salad
Difficulty: Easy
Total Time 18 minutes
Author: [get-the-author]


  • 3-4 cups spinach, kale, mixed greens or bibb lettuce
  • 1 grapefruit, cut into segments
  • 1 orange, cut into segments
  • 1 blood or cara cara orange, cut into segments
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
  • Optional: 1 avocado, cubed

For the Spicy Shrimp

For the Grapefruit Vinaigrette


  1. In a bowl place your lettuce of choice.
  2. Add in citrus segments and sliced onion and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, toss shrimp with oil and spices.
  4. In a skillet heat oil and add in shrimp.
  5. Let cook for 6-8 minutes, tossing mid-way, until shrimps are fully cooked and opaque. Place on a plate and let cool.
  6. Make your dressing: Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside!
  7. Assemble: Add shrimp to the salad with lettuce and citrus.
  8. Toss with some of the dressing and serve. Reserve additional dressing for anyone who wants more!

Recipe Notes

  1. Citrus cut into segments looks like slices with no skin!
  2. This recipe was originally published in 2016 and updated with new photos in 2020.


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