Shrimp Salad Recipe

Lighten up your lunch or your dinner with shrimp.  Shrimp is easy to cook and doesn't take a long time to prepare, especially if it is bought without the shell and devined.

Shrimp is not only a quick food to eat, it also have many healthy benefits.  Check out the following health benefits you may not have known about this seafood.

1. Shrimp carries a lot of vitamins inside of its small body such as zinc, vitamin B3 and vitamin D. 

2. It includes a substance that is a potent antioxidant.

3. It is a good source of cooper which prevents hair loss.

4. It thickens hair and keeps it shiny.

5.  Contains selenium which may reduce cancer.

6. It is a low glycemic food, so it contains no carbohydrates.

As you can now see, shrimp isn't as simple as it looks.  It it loaded with many benefits we can take advantage of.

There are many ways to eat shrimp, but one of the easiest ways to eat shrimp is to add it to a salad.  Salads are one of the healthiest foods we can eat.  We can throw all kinds of vegetables in it and make it bright, colorful and tasty.  We don't always need to add a heavy salad dressing to finish it off. 

Here is a very simple and easy shrimp salad that can be thrown together in minutes:


shrimp (add as much as you like)

green lettuce (I like romaine)


extra virgen olive oil

salt and peper


Buy the devined and unshelled shrimp ready to eat or buy a frozen bag of shrimp and defrost under cold running water.  Once the shrimp is defrosted, heat up a pan with butter and a little extra virgin olive oil and cook until it is no longer pink.  While the shrimp is cooking, it will soak up the butter and olive oil and give your shrimp a nice taste.

While the shrimp is cooking, prepare your salad.  Cut up your lettuce and eggs, and add to a bowl.

Once the shrimp is pink and cooked, let it cool for 5 minutes, then add to the lettuce and eggs.  Sprinkle more extra virgin olive oil on the salad, along with salt and pepper.  Lastly squeeze the juice of one lemon on top and mix.

This salad will be tangy and flavorful and won't take up too much time.  Next time you are short on time, try this salad and boast your health at the same time.