Paleo Shrimp Salad Recipe for a Healthy Summer Meal

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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.

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!

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