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Garlic Shrimp Salad

Posted on February 9th, 2013  |  8 Comments

I’m totally down for easy-throw-together meals. Effort isn’t always something I’m willing to put forth, and I honestly don’t trust many restaurants and am def not a fan of premade meals, except for frozen pizza – I love that.

So that makes salads a pretty much all-around winner meal in my book.

They always make me feel like I’m being healthy and with so many different ingredients to add,  it never gets boring.

The shrimp are the star of this dish, obviously. They’re pan grilled with salt and pepper, then tossed in a basil garlic butter sauce. Yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds.

The salad is dressed with champagne vinegar, a recent new purchase I’m eager to try with a bunch of different recipes (got any tips?), extra-virgin olive oil, dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Simple.

I thought about adding cheese, but opted for grilled avocado instead. Great choice.

I know this isn’t much of a recipe but, I must share with you the shrimp recipe and technique – its a great way to avoid burnt garlic. And according to Ina,  nobody likes a taste of burnt garlic. So there.

Happy Weekend!


Garlic Shrimp Salad


by The Talking Kitchen

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (1/4 cup)

  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons chopped basil (I used 3 frozen cubes of chopped basil from Trader Joes)
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


Melt everything together in a small saucepan over medium low heat, stir occasionally and cook for 10 mins.

Toss the grilled shrimp in the sauce.


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8 Responses

  1. Alison says:

    I love hearty salads that still taste fresh and light! I also really like how your marinade for the shrimp has few ingredients, but yields lots of flavour. Yum!

    • talkingkadmin says:

      That’s def this salad, with the crunch of croutons, I think heartiness would be complete, but the shrimp are still my fav.

  2. Julia says:

    This shrimp salad looks incredible! Colorful and nutritious with all the greens and I bet so tasty! I love shrimp and avocado together – will definitely be making this salad!

  3. wow what a gourmet salad! Great clicks too.

  4. Carole says:

    Hi, just letting you know that your link to Food on Friday: Meatballs was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Have a nice week.

  5. Melissa says:

    Please give ingredients and proportions for the dressing.

  6. Melissa says:

    I made this salad today, and it was fabulous. Since directions were not given for dressing, I did make my own. Excellent!

  7. moniyah says:

    hey i want some ingredients to the salad

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