Sesame, Herb-Crusted Shrimp Salad

Cooking Utensils

Skillet, Stove Top, Cutting Knife

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

10 Minutes

This salad is packed with a bunch of heart-healthy ingredients and flavor! It is a great option for either lunch or dinner.

Health Information

Basic Nutrition

Recipe makes 1 servings. 

Food Group Servings

Accordion Content




5-6 extra large shrimp

1 cup of mixed greens, rinsed

1/2 tomato or 8 cherry tomatoes, diced

1/3 avocado

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1/2 lemon, for lemon juice

1 teaspoon of oregano

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Other Ingredients

  • Dash of salt
  • Ground black pepper- to taste


The Shrimp

Step 1:

If you are using frozen shrimp, defrost them in warm water. Once thawed, or if fresh, rinse, and pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel. 

Remove the shell and add your shrimp to a bowl. Top with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 tablespoon of sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon of oregano, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 dash of salt, and black pepper to taste. Mix all together

Step 2:

Add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil to your skillet and bring to a medium heat .

Step 3:

Once warm, add the shrimp to the skillet. Cook on each side for 3 minutes or until cooked through.

The Salad

Step 4:

Dice the tomato and and place in a bowl with 1 cup of mixed greens.

Step 5:

Add in 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 tablespoon of sesame seeds, and black pepper to taste. Squeeze in the lemon juice and mix together. Top the salad with your shrimp and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks:

  •  If you enjoy a spicier flavor, add in crushed pepper or cayenne to the shrimp and/or the salad.
  • For a serving of dairy and calcium, top with 1/4 cup shredded cheese.