Paleo Shrimp Salad Recipe for a Healthy Summer Meal

Last Updated on May 20, 2018 by Ellen Christian

This Paleo shrimp salad recipe makes a fantastic quick dinner when you are pressed for time.  I’ve been following the Paleo diet for a few weeks now and one of the hardest things I’m having to adjust to is the absence of pasta. Normally, pasta is my ingredient of choice when I am rushed for time.  Of course, there is no pasta allowed on the Paleo diet so I had to start thinking outside of the box.   Since I cannot have a traditional shrimp pasta salad on the Paleo diet, I decided to see if I could come up with a Paleo shrimp salad recipe instead.

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Paleo Shrimp Salad Recipe

Normally, in the summer, I would load up on pasta salad. But, since pasta isn’t allowed on the Paleo diet, I decided to make the base of this salad vegetables instead. That makes it much lower in carbs and acceptable for someone following the Paleo diet. There are Paleo kinds of pasta available but I honestly haven’t found any that I really like yet. If you want to experiment and find one you do like, please let me know.

Yields 2

Serves 2

Paleo Shrimp Salad Recipe

You are going to love this healthy summer paleo shrimp salad recipe.

1 hr, 15 Prep Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 1 bag of medium shrimp, cooked (or cook if raw)
  • lettuce, spinach or other greens
  • red cabbage
  • carrots
  • onions
  • apples
  • peppers
  • cashews
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil and vinegar if desired


  1. Mix everything in a large bowl.
  2. Feel free to add other vegetables or fruits if you want.
  3. Refrigerate for at least an hour before eating.

I love that this lets me enjoy the taste of shrimp in a salad that isn’t loaded with pasta or rice.  It’s the perfect Paleo meal for a busy night or take it with you for lunch instead.

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34 thoughts on “Paleo Shrimp Salad Recipe for a Healthy Summer Meal”

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    • I think it would be good.  I'd probably add more shrimp in to compensate or maybe use larger shrimp?
  2. I love mixing proteins and fruit and this looks like it would be really delightful. Crunchy, creamy and salty and sweet. Yum!
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  4. I LOVE to bake and cook, and I love finding new recipes!  This recipe is going at the top of my list because of many reasons.  It's healthy, it's quick, and my favorite-tried and tested and loved!  I place a lot of faith in reviews, and your pictures and comments have me sold.  This is going on my menu for this week!  Thank you!
  5. YUMMM.. this sounds perfect for dinner tonight... I love how light and fresh it looks... Thanks for sharing; bet the different textures made it interesting... YUMM, can't wait to try it
  6. This is a very delicious recipe to make. I like that it uses shrimp which is my favorite! Thanks for an awesome healthy recipe.
  7. This recipe and these images are mouth watering.  My husband brings those red potatoes from his job in produce so I know the kind of flavor that they add to any dish.  I'm a big fan of seafood so I would love this one.
  8. Your recipe looks amazing. I have heard a lot about the paleo diet and if the food is like this, I want some paleo food. :)
  9. Is the Paleo Diet kind of like the South Beach diet? I know they have a limited pasta intake. That has always been my dish of choice when I am rushed. 
    • I'm not familiar with the South Beach Diet. On the Paleo, there are no grains - so no pasta, bread, rice, etc.  No processed foods & no dairy. It's also been called the Caveman Diet in the past if you're familiar with that term.  
  10. I'm loving this recipe.  It's got tons of great flavors and I bet it this will be fabulous on a hot AZ summer day!
  11. What a unique idea.. this is awesome! I love that it has apple in it.. it must tickle your taste buds. I've been really interested in the Paleo plan, I'll have to look into it some more. Thanks for the recipe!
  12. Sounds great! My husband and I have started the Paleo diet, but we haven't been very strict with it. :-( I still have my cereal in the morning for fiber and coffee with a dairy creamer. I need to get more recipes with substitutions.
  13. This recipe sounds delicious! I'd just have to leave out the apples because I'm allergic. I wonder how it would taste with maybe red grapes?
  14. I love shrimp salad , but have only ever had a really basic kind.  This ingredient list is great , I will have to try this one.  Thanks!
  15. What a clever substitute. And the recipe sounds delicious. How has the diet been? Has it become a lifestyle for you? Will it?
    • I hope it does become a new lifestyle. I really feel so much better eating this way. I don't get that 2pm afternoon crash requiring a nap :)

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