Shrimp Beet Salad

Shrimp Salad

A light and refreshing salad featuring shrimp, with avocado, candy beets and a salad of cherry tomatoes and blood oranges. 

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 602 kcal
Author John Kanell



For the Salad:

  • 3-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 5 large shrimp
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 oz cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado medium
  • 2-4 chioggio beets
  • 1 sprig of lemon thyme
  • 1 blood orange chopped

For the Dressing:

  • 1 shallot chopped
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • ½ cup champagne vinegar
  • 1 sprig lemon thyme
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice



For the Salad:

  1. Devein each shrimp. Mince the garlic. Chop the tomatoes. Slice an avocado, blood orange and beets.

  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, add butter, and minced garlic. Stir frequently for a few minutes.

  3. Add the shrimp and cook on both sides for a few minutes.

For the Beets:

  1. In a double boiler, steam the beets at a rolling boil for about 30 minutes or until they become tender. When done, transfer to cold water and peel off the skin. 

For the Dressing:

  1. Chop up the shallot.

  2. In a small mason jar, add olive oil, salt, champagne vinegar, shallot and lemon juice.

  3. Let it sit for a few minutes to pickle.

For the Assembly:

  1. Arrange the sliced avocado and beets on the plate.

  2. Add a desired amount of dressing to the tomatoes and blood oranges.

  3. Sprinkle lemon thyme.

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Recipe Notes

You can serve the shrimp warm or cold and it works both ways! You can make this dish with regular beets and oranges and the taste will be nearly identical. I'm just a sucker for those pretty colors!!

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 dish)
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Fat 53g82%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 258mg11%
Potassium 674mg19%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 640IU13%
Vitamin C 26.7mg32%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.