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15 Simple Salads That Go with Shrimp

by The Devil Wears Salad

Do you like them broiled, grilled or fried? Do you suck the heads? Do you dip them in sauces? Whatever your preference, here are some wonderfully simple salads that go with sweet and succulent shrimp!

15 Easy Side Salads for Shrimp

Shrimp or prawns, is a fantastic meal to make for friends and family. A meal where it’s rustic and you can get your hands dirty and everything is finger licking good. How do you like to serve up your shrimp?

The best way to eat shrimp is simply to broil it. Good shrimp is succulent and sweet and for many people, that’s all you really need. Others may prefer to dip in some form of sauce for extra flavour such as the famous Thousand Island sauce, creamy garlic dip or perhaps a soy chilli sauce.

In Asia, shrimp is served up cooked in all sorts of different ways. My absolutely favourite is garlic butter, which you’d think is an unusual way to cook it up in Malaysia but it’s always on the menu. Other ways of frying it include garlic and fried oats that get sprinkled on top as well as dry chilli and shallots.

No matter how you like it, you need some simple salads that go with shrimp. Salads that are easy to make that help to cut through the rich flavours. From sweet mangos to shaved Brussels sprouts, we have you covered. All really simple to make and yet don’t compromise on taste. Hope you’ll find a salad or 10 to your liking!


Baby Gem Lettuce Salad with Tamari Seeds

Tamari Seeds and Baby Gem Lettuce Salad

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Would you like to create a piece of salad artwork in just 20 minutes flat? We’ll show you how to do exactly that when you combine the crispness of the baby gem lettuce, the splatter of the tar-like black tahini and the ever so umami tamari seeds.

This is a really refreshing and crisp side dish for shrimp main meals.

Blistered Tomato and Basil Salad with Israeli Couscous

Blistered Tomato and Basil Salad with Israeli Couscous

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It’s incredible how such everyday ingredients such as tomato and basil can make for such a flavoursome salad recipe. Complement the sweet blistered tomatoes with broth infused Israeli couscous for a quick and easy side salad.

The tart tomatoes and aromatic basil leaves are great to cut through the richness of shrimp.

Yellow Doll Watermelon Tomato Salad with Bocconcini

Yellow Doll Watermelon Salad with Bocconcini

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Turn an everyday, humble watermelon into the star of the table. Add some creamy bocconcini and sweet tomatoes and we will show you how to make this Yellow Doll Watermelon Salad a conversation starter!

The yellow doll watermelon is ever so refreshing. Great side dish for shrimp!

Fennel and Courgette Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

Fennel and Courgette Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

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Colourful plant-based salad with crunchy raw fennel and courgette ribbons tossed together with sweet zippy citrus flavours.

Easy to make and refreshingly light side salad for spring summer gatherings where no doubt shrimp will be the main fare!

Salad of Dutch Carrots, Hummus and Soft-Boiled Eggs

Dutch Carrot Salad with Hummus and Soft-Boiled Eggs

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Enjoy the creaminess of this Dutch Carrot Salad without the use of any dairy. The combination of the hummus and the oozing soft-boiled eggs provide for a velvety alternative.

Add in the crunch of the pistachios and you have a delectable side salad for shrimp.

Keto Brussels Sprouts Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Keto Brussels Sprouts Salad with Shaved Parmesan

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Combining pungent shaved parmesan cheese with spiced almonds and seeds with a zesty olive oil dressing, this is an easy keto-friendly Brussels Sprouts Salad with loads of delicious texture.

Grilled Halloumi Salad with Yellow Nectarine

Yellow Nectarine Salad with Grilled Halloumi

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The combination of salty grilled halloumi, creamy avocado, peppery radishes alongside sweet charred corn, makes this vegetarian salad with nectarines super refreshing and so easy to prepare.

As you’re biting into those succulent shrimp, graze on this stunning side salad at the same time!

Apple, Pear, Almond and Watercress Salad

Apple, Pear, Almond and Watercress Salad

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Super-fast and easy Watercress Salad that you can throw together for the perfect side dish to a juicy grilled steak or charred lamb chops.

The crunchy apple and pear with the peppery kick of the watercress adds a good punch to your shrimp lunch or dinner. What a great side dish for the warmer months.

Roasted Beetroot Salad with Tangelo and Pine Nuts

Tangelo Salad with Roasted Beetroot

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Fresh and vibrant Tangelo Salad perfect for outdoor entertaining and weekday packed lunches.

We love how the juicy sweet tangelo, crunchy radishes and creamy pine nuts complement the earthy sweet roasted beetroots perfectly. All fantastic flavours to have with shrimp.

Cauliflower Rice Salad with Rosemary White Beans

Cauliflower Rice Salad with Cannellini Beans

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Rice and beans are a classic combination of ingredients but this Cauliflower Rice Salad and cannellini beans infused with fresh rosemary is no ordinary recipe.

This is a fantastic side dish to have with shrimp as you can mop up all the juices and sauces. Nothing goes to waste!

Asparagus, Roasted Onion and Balsamic Tomato Salad

Asparagus, Roasted Onion and Balsamic Tomato Salad

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Need a leafy salad but not sure how to make it dinner party worthy? We show you how to elevate those leaves with this balsamic tomato salad mixed through with sweet roasted onions and crunchy asparagus.

Your guests will love this side dish with your shrimp main fare and you’ll love how well they go together in flavour!

Vegan Coleslaw with Pear and Carrot

Vegan Coleslaw with Pear and Carrot

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Who loves coleslaw with fruit? We do! This vegan coleslaw recipe with the sweetness from the pear and crunch from the carrot is perfectly finished off with an Asian vegan vinaigrette.

This is an excellent side salad for shrimp as it helps to break up the full flavour of the shrimp. Super light and delicious!

Jerusalem Artichoke, Pear and Prosciutto Salad

Jerusalem Artichoke, Pear and Prosciutto Salad

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Crunchy textures with lingering salty notes, this Prosciutto Salad with sweet pears and delicious Jerusalem artichoke is perfect to kick start a night of delicious grazing.

Red Quinoa Parsley Salad

Red Quinoa Parsley Salad

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This Quinoa Parsley Salad pays homage to the classic tabbouleh. A vegan salad that is both refreshing, familiar and an excellent palate cleanser in between mouthfuls of shrimp!

Tropical Mango Salad with Coconut Flakes

Tropical Mango Salad with Coconut Flakes

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Sweet golden mangoes matched perfectly with roasted coconut flakes, crunchy red cabbage, fresh mint and salty peanuts with a tangy lime and fish sauce dressing.

A vibrant and healthy mango recipe that is punchy and with a whole lot of tropical vibes. And nothing beats the wonderful combination of mango and shrimp. The perfect salad!


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