Spicy Jerk Shrimp Salad



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There’s nothing like a delicious summer salad, jam-packed with all the things. My Jerk Shrimp Salad is colorful, BOLD in flavor, and so delicious. When I think of recipes, I like to let the seasons inspire me. That’s how I came up with this delicious summer salad. – Wishing I could be a Caribbean island, but until then– I’ll bring the tropical vibes to my kitchen. It’s colorful and SO delicious.

It’s perfect for lunch, or dinner! I paired this salad with a homemade vinaigrette, that made this salad light yet flavorful. It’s spicy, with a hint of sweetness. It’s sure to wow your family or guests.

If you’re a lover of salad, then you are going to love this Jerk Shrimp Salad. Feel free to customize it with your protein of choice. Salmon, chicken or steak would be awesome!

How to make Jerk Shrimp Salad

Start by marinating the shrimp with jerk seasoning, and a variety of seasonings. You can buy it or make your own. My favorite store bought jerk seasoning is from Walkerswood which is available at Walmart or on Amazon.

I also like to add Green seasoning to the shrimp to further elevate the flavors. Green seasoning is seasoning base used throughout many Caribbean countries made with a variety of fresh herbs and spices; parsley, cilantro, scotch bonnet, bell peppers, garlic, red onion, green onion, thyme and all spice. It’s blended to perfection and used to marinate a variety of dishes. I used it for the shrimp and to make my dressing.

What you’ll need

Feel free to use your favorite green, veggies and ingredients you have in your kitchen to make the ultimate summer salad.

Jerk Shrimp

  • Jerk Marinade
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • smoked paprika
  • Green seasoning/ or Epis. *see notes*

FOR SALAD

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Plantain Croutons
  • Red Onion
  • Parmesan Cheese

FOR MANGO SALSA

  • Mangos
  • limes
  • Jalapeño
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Chile Lime seasoning
  • Salt + Pepper

FOR DRESSING

  • Olive Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Shallot
  • Garlic
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Epis
  • Salt+ Pepper

More summer recipes!

Honey Harissa Chicken Bowl
Bruschetta
Ranch Grinder Sandwich
Easy Cheesy Pesto & Cherry Tomato Pizza

If you try this Jerk Shrimp Salad, please be sure to tag me on Instagram #cookwitci or leave me a comment. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Jerk Shrimp Salad

Indulge in fiery flavors of my spicy Jerk Shrimp Salad. Grilled marinated shrimp, crisp greens, vibrant fruits & veggies for a Caribbean twist
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp Jerk Marinade
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp green seasoning optional
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For Salad

  • Romaine lettuce
  • spinach optional
  • 1 Tomato diced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • plantain croutons
  • Red onions thinly sliced
  • parmesan cheese optional

Mango salsa

  • 1-2 mangos diced
  • 2 limes juice
  • 1/2 jalapeno diced
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • handful cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Chile lime seasoning
  • salt + pepper

For dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 shallot minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced/grated
  • red pepper flakes use to your discretion
  • 1 tbsp epic (green seasoning) optional
  • kosher + pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Clean shrimp and pat dry. (remove as much moisture as possible)
  • Then add 1 Tbsp of Jerk Marinade, 1 tbsp of olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, green seasoning and let shrimp marinate for at least 30 min. 
  • While shrimp is marinating, prepare your mango salsa by chopping mango, cilantro, red onion, jalapeño and add it into a bowl. Add in Chile lime seasoning, salt, pepper and lime juice. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • For dressing, in a bowl or sealable jar, add in 1 tbsp olive oil, Epís, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Seal the jar and shake well until combined. Refrigerate until read to use
  • In a hot skillet over medium high heat- add in your favorite cooking oil and sear shrimp on both sides until cooked. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the greens, shrimp, tomatoes, avocado, cheese, and plantain croutons. Pour the dressing on the salad and toss well. Enjoy!

Notes

Green seasoning is seasoning base used throughout many Caribbean countries made with a variety of fresh herbs and spices; parsley, cilantro, scotch bonnet, bell peppers, garlic, red onion, green onion, thyme and all spice. It’s blended to perfection and used to marinate a variety of dishes. I used it for the shrimp and to make my dressing.
NOTE – If you don’t have Green seasoning, feel free to just add some fresh herbs like cilantro, and parsley and garlic paste to the dressing.
Keyword Jerk Shrimp, Salad Recipes

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