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Spicy Cilantro Shrimp with Spinach Salad

This Grilled Spicy Cilantro Shrimp and Spinach Salad is a great light and healthy summer dish. Packed with juicy shrimp, creamy avocado, crunchy pistachios, tangy lime, and more!  
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time38 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy spinach salad, grilled shrimp salad, spicy shrimp salad
Servings: 4


Shrimp Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 medium lime juiced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined (about 20 shrimp)

Salad Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces Fresh Spinach
  • 2 ounces of blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup 1" cut red onion slices
  • 1/4 cup shelled salted pistachio
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and slivered
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice about 1 small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt


Shrimp Instructions:

  • In a large ziploc bag add all ingredients 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Submerge four skewers in water.
  • Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Place 4-5 shrimp on each skewers.
  • Place skewers on grill and cook for 4 minutes, flip and cook an additional 4 minutes, or until shrimp is pink.

Vinaigrette Instructions:

  • Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until emulsified (blended).

Salad Instructions:

  • In a large bowl add all ingredients and toss.
  • Top with vinaigrette and gently toss.
  • Place serving of salad on individual plates or bowls and add skewer to top.


You can place platter of shrimp skewers in middle of dinner table and let everyone pick their own.[br]This shrimp on its own would make a great appetizer