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Cajun shrimp salad served in bowls with extra dressing on the side.

Cajun Shrimp Salad

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  • Author: Caitlin Rule
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Salad, lunch, dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Enjoy this cajun shrimp salad all summer long. Shrimp are cooked in cajun seasoning, served with a crisp grilled corn salad and delicious cajun yogurt dressing. 


  • 450g (1lb) shrimp (prawns), peeled + deveined
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • Olive oil, to cook


  • 2 corn cobs (1.5 cups kernels)
  • 2 cups cucumber, quartered
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, sliced or diced
  • 1 large romaine lettuce, chopped


  • 1/2 cup plain greek yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 34 tablespoons lime juice
  • Pinch of salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Pat dry your shrimp (prawns) and place them in a bowl. Add the oil, seasoning, and toss to combine. Place in the fridge to marinate.
  2. In a bowl or jar, combine the yogurt, Cajun seasoning, lime juice, salt, and olive oil. Whisk until smooth and creamy.
  3. Heat a griddle pan or a grill over medium-high heat. Brush the corn cobs with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the corn for 7 minutes, turning every few minutes, until the ears are lightly browned. Remove from the grill and let cool.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Add the shrimp (prawns) and cook until tender and opaque throughout, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  5. Carefully cut the kernels from the cob and transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Add the lettuce, cucumber, roasted peppers, and red onion. Pour over 2/3 of the dressing and toss to combine.
  6. Divide the salad into bowls, top with the shrimp, and drizzle with the remaining dressing. Enjoy!


  • This salad is best eaten immediately for maximum crunch as the lettuce will get soggy. Store leftover shrimp and salad in seperate containers in the fridge. The shrimp will last 3-4 days.