This Shrimp Caesar Salad is served cooked shrimp and romaine lettuce that has been tossed with a homemade quick and easy caesar salad dressing and sprinkled with crispy delicious homemade croutons!

There is nothing as good as a delicious filling Shrimp Caesar Salad in the summer months. It is light and satisfying as a lunch or light dinner.

Salad for Summer

We have been having some awesome weather here lately. It’s like we went from winter, instantly to summer totally bypassing spring! Very unlike temps for this time of year in our area and we have been reveling in the warm sunshine! And, summer salads have taken over our meals recently. 

This Shrimp Caesar Salad has become one of our new favorites, along with Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Jalapeno, Marinated Tofu Salad, and Tomato Avocado Salad Stack. Shrimp Caesar Salad is super easy to make and I love that the dressing uses store-bought mayonnaise instead of homemade. 

grating fresh parmesan cheese over top of salads

What You Need To Make Shrimp Caesar Salad

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Shrimp that has been deveined, peeled, and cooked. 

Parmesan Cheese will go in both the dressing and top the salad.

Worcestershire sauce for the dressing. Did you know that caesar salad dressing has anchovies in it? This sauce give it that touch without having to add anchovies to the dressing.

Hot Chili Sauce, this is my favorite brand.

Salad bowl, I always mix this up in a large salad bowl to make sure the dressing coats the shrimp and lettuce completely.

Microplane zester, it is probably one of my favorite tools, next to my wooden citrus reamer, which you will also need due to the fresh lemon juice in the dressing.

Tips And Substitutions

  • Buy pre-cooked shrimp that has already been peeled to shorten prep time.
  • Buy fresh grated parmesan cheese. I don’t recommend the dried version you can buy on the store shelf for this recipe, fresh is best.
  • Adjust the hot sauce to your own preference. The 1/4 teaspoon in this recipe gives only a mild flavor. If you like more spice, I would increase to 1/2 teaspoon to start.
  • Substitute grilled chicken for the shrimp.
adding chopped chives to the salad

Other Summer Salads You May Want To Try

Steak with Grilled Corn Avocado Salad

Blueberry, Blue Cheese, and Pecan Grilled Salad

BLT Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

Macaroni Salad

Chicken Noodle Salad Bowl

Jambalaya Salad Bowl

Orzo Chicken Salad

Farro Cherry Walnut Salad

Grilled Asparagus Halloumi Salad

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Shrimp Caesar Salad
Yield: 4

Shrimp Caesar Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

A delicious caesar salad recipe with shrimp and homemade croutons

Ingredients

For The Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot chile sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

For The Salad:

  • 1 1/2 pounds medium cooked peeled shrimp
  • 1 (10-ounce) package chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup homemade croutons
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl using a hand whisk, combine mayonnaise, water, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, pepper, hot chili sauce, worcestershire sauce, and garlic. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  1. In a large salad bowl, toss the croûtons, 2 tablespoons cheese, shrimp, and lettuce together. Add the dressing and toss well to coat.
  2. Garnish with pine nuts and chives (if using).

Notes

Tips And Substitutions

  • Buy pre-cooked shrimp that has already been peeled to shorten prep time.
  • Buy fresh grated parmesan cheese. I don't recommend the dried version you can buy on the store shelf for this recipe, fresh is best.
  • Adjust the hot sauce to your own preference. The 1/4 teaspoon in this recipe gives only a mild flavor. If you like more spice, I would increase to 1/2 teaspoon to start.
  • Substitute grilled chicken for the shrimp.
  • Omit the pine nuts

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

3 cups salad = 1 serving

Amount Per Serving Calories 302Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 247mgSodium 1688mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 30g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

6 Comments

  1. Vickie LeBlanc April 30, 2008 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I love caesar salad. I enjoy a lot of dressing on mine – yummy dressing on each and every little piece of lettuce.

  2. Bellini Valli April 30, 2008 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    This is one of my favourite summer salads HoneyB. I think kitty is lurking to get his paws on some as well:D

  3. Carrie April 30, 2008 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    awwww, nothing’s better than cute kitty pictures! 🙂

  4. RecipeGirl April 30, 2008 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    I love shrimp in a caesar!

    The weather can’t make up its mind here in So. Cal. It was 100 degrees on Sunday, and now it’s soup weather again!!

  5. Kevin May 2, 2008 at 12:54 am - Reply

    Adding shrimp to a caesar salad is a great idea!

  6. GrannyLooHoo May 7, 2008 at 5:03 am - Reply

    The salad looks awesome AND I love your kitty!

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