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Orange-Sesame Shrimp Salad

Orange-Sesame Shrimp Salad

In this healthy Asian-inspired shrimp salad recipe, two types of greens—romaine lettuce and red cabbage—pair beautifully with the avocado and shrimp. Use extra dressing for another salad or as a sauce for baked fish.


1 serving, about 4 cups salad

Prep Time

10 minutes

Total Time

10 minutes



  • 1/4cup orange juice
  • 1/4cup cider vinegar
  • 2tablespoons sugar
  • 2tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1teaspoon toasted sesame oil


  • 2cups sliced romaine lettuce
  • 1 1/2cups finely sliced (or diced) red cabbage
  • 3ounces peeled cooked shrimp
  • 1/2ripe avocado, diced


  1. To prepare dressing: Combine orange juice, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and oil in a small bowl or jar with a tight-fitting lid. Whisk or shake until the sugar has dissolved. (Makes about 2/3 cup dressing.)
  2. To prepare salad: Toss lettuce and cabbage in a large bowl with 3 tablespoons of the dressing. Transfer to a plate and top with shrimp and avocado. (Refrigerate the extra dressing for up to 5 days.)


People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 1 serving, about 4 cups salad)

Calories 283kcal
Carbohydrate Total 25g
Total Sugars 13g
Added Sugars 7g
Fiber 9g
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 2g
Mono Saturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 137mg
Sodium 434mg
Protein 22g
Potassium 1043mg
Calcium 141mg
Chromium 2mcg
Folate 239mcg
Omega-6 2g
Vitamin E 2mg
Zinc 2mg
Vitamin B3 2mg

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