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Fast & Easy Dinner: Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

Now that it's officially Summer, I crave healthy yet hearty salads for dinner. With its creamy, mayonnaise-based dressing, shrimp salad is a delicious favorite, but it's not so light. That's why I prefer to make a spicy Thai-inspired shrimp salad.

It's packed with bright, crisp flavors and crunchy, cool veggies. The recipe serves the salad on bibb lettuce; I think mixed greens or romaine would be equally scrumptious. Get the technique when you


Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad


  1. 2 tablespoons lime juice
  2. 4 teaspoons fish sauce
  3. 1 tablespoon canola oil
  4. 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  6. 1 pound cooked and peeled small shrimp
  7. 1 cup thinly sliced red, yellow and/or orange bell pepper
  8. 1 cup seeded and thinly sliced cucumber
  9. 1/4 cup mixed chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, cilantro and/or mint
  10. Bibb lettuce, for serving


  1. Whisk lime juice, fish sauce, oil, brown sugar and crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Add shrimp, bell pepper, cucumber and fresh herbs; toss to coat.
  2. Serve the shrimp salad on a bed of bibb lettuce.

Serves 4.

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