Spicy Shrimp Salad with pink grapefruit and sesame seeds

Spicy Shrimp Salad with pink grapefruit and sesame seeds

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Recipe by lovemysalad.com Course: SaladsCuisine: AsianDifficulty: Easy


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When it comes to the perfect balance of textures and flavours, this spicy shrimp salad ticks all the boxes.


  • 20-25 Shrimps or prawns

  • 300 Grams Butter Head Lettuce, leaves separated

  • 1 Pink Grapefruit

  • 1 Brown Onion

  • 1 Tsp Turmeric

  • 1 Tsp Curry Powder

  • 1 Tsp Spicy Paprika

  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds

  • 1 Tsp Rice Vinegar

  • Dressing
  • 1 Tsp Balsamic Vinegar

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Salt and Pepper


  • Peel the grapefruit, cut into cubes and set aside.
  • Peel the onion, thinly slice and fry in a pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the spices, 50ml of water and continue cooking until the water is absorbed.
  • Increase the heat and add the shrimps. Sauté for about 1-2 minutes, add the rice vinegar, and cook for another two minutes.
  • Prepare the vinaigrette dressing by mixing 3 tablespoons of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Combine the lettuce, shrimps and grapefruit in a salad bowl. Season with vinaigrette and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

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