Monday, November 23, 2009

Shrimp Cesar Salad


I had been in a lunch rut for some time now. And as I've mentioned before, I really love my lunches. I finally threw this little salad together, and I've probably had it about five times since then, it's so good! There is absolutely no brain work that goes into it, sauteed shrimp, tossed Caesar salad and you're made in the shade. Have it for lunch and then have it four times more!

Shrimp Cesar Salad

Ingredients

1/2 cup raw medium sized raw shrimp, shells and tails removed
1 teaspoon old bay seasoning, or favorite seafood seasoning
1 cup spring mix, or Caesar salad mix, or chopped romaine lettuce
2-3 teaspoons creamy Caesar dressing
2-3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
pine nuts (optional)

Directions

Toss lettuce mix, salad dressing, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts in a bowl. Place on plate. Saute shrimp in olive oil and seasoning until pink and fully cooked. Add to salad, get your Diet Coke on ice and enjoy your afternoon!

34 comments:

Alissa said...

You had me at SHRIMP!!! Love it! You're so creative and fun with your lunches...I can't wait to try this!

Erica said...

Josh LOVES a good shrimpy salad- he would go nuts for this :) Happy Almost T giving (again)

Cucinista said...

That's a good salad!

Cheryl said...

That looks really yummy! I have been wanting to eat lightly lately!

Heidi said...

My husband would LOVE this!

Jhonny walker said...

Shrimp looks great! Actually I posted a salad recipe today and the tossed shrimp on them would be perfect!

Cheerios

HoneyB said...

I could so eat this right now. Shrimp is one of my favorite seafood items!

doggybloggy said...

I dont know where to begin but I do know where it ends - as fat bastard would say "get in my belly"

♥peachkins♥ said...

shrimp in caesar salad? hubby would love this!great idea.

Mini Baker said...

mmm I haven't had a good, hearty shrimp caesar salad since the beginning of the summer!
-Mini Baker

Judy said...

This is great. My hubby loves shrimp and he loves caesar salad.

Barbara Bakes said...

I should plan more lunches. This looks great!

A Year on the Grill said...

That is a great looking salad... I especially like the old bay seasoning idea... well done post!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

Your lunches look divine! I need to focus more on that time of day.

Anything involving ceasar is aces in my book.

Donna-FFW said...

This looks perfect for lunch. Great choice. Light and healthy.

Joanne said...

Lunch is really a good meal (although breakfast is my favorite). Delicious salad idea! Way to mix things up.

girlichef said...

Perfect lunch! Although I think I'd like a glass of wine with mine ;)

Kim said...

Sounds delicious to me! Laughed out loud when you said you probably ate it five times :D I do the same thing when I really like something. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm getting ready to brine the Good Eats Turkey. I saw Anne Burrel brine hers two days before, then take it out of the brine and let it sit int he fridge for a day to dry out and then roast it. I'm excited to see how it turns out.

Ingrid said...

Nope, I'm just heading over to your house! You eat well for lunch!
~ingrid

Trent said...

I love Cesar salad.

The Blonde Duck said...

How perfect! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Barbara said...

Super idea to put shrimp in that salad! Love the salad to begin with and you've added protein! Just what it needs.

Velva said...

Looks like your lunch rut is over! This salad looks really good.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

sabrine d'aubergine said...

Grated Parmesan cheese on salad? With shrimps, too... Something I couldn't even imagine here in Italy... but I think I'll try it, as it looks so good. I think I'll use parmesan petals (os slices), instead. An maybe some balsamic vinegar (as we don't have salad creams). But be sure i'll try it in my kithchen. Good idea! Thanks and ciao!
Sabrine

MaryBeth said...

I simply love shrimp and my all time favorite salad is the Cesar. The 2 together would be heaven on a plate.

Lynn said...

Oh yum, I want some of this NOW! This looks so very tasty.

Pam said...

Now that's my kind of salad! The shrimp look plump and juicy.

the ungourmet said...

I just started back to work and can use some nice lunch ideas. Thanks! :D

Debbie said...

I love shrimp and can eat them at any time! The salad looks delicious especially with the Old Bay seasoning!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Katy ~ said...

I could absolutely eat this five times! It looks soooooo good!!

Elizabeth said...

I will definitely be making this soon for my salad loving husband! It looks great!

Megan said...

This does look tasty! My hubz might just get this for dinner!

Lynn said...

I hope you don't mind, Teresa, but I linked to this post and to your blog today. I finally made your shrimp salad (it really DOES pay to print out recipes and look at them a few years later :) ). Yum. Thanks for the salad inspiration.