Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad with Strawberry Salsa

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad with Strawberry Salsa is a Summer celebration on a plate!

Zesty Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad with Strawberry Salsa

With Tropical Storm Cindy’s doom and gloom behind us, I’m ready for some sun and fun! I’m talking beach bum status, backyard picnics, veggie garden raiding, and al fresco eats galore.


Today we’re launching the blog into full blown Summer celebration mode with this scrumptious Summer Shrimp Salad.

Zesty Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad with Strawberry Salsa
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad with Strawberry Salsa

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad with Strawberry Salsa

:: gluten-free :: dairy-free :: pescatarian ::

I am hopelessly head over heels for this fresh summer salad!

The tender seasoned shrimp and veggies taste downright magical sprinkled with sweet strawberry lime salsa, which acts like the most delightful dressing for this easy peasy salad!

I seriously cannot wait for y’all to try it!

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad with Strawberry Salsa

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad with Strawberry Salsa is a Summer celebration on a plate!
5 from 11 votes
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Keyword: Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad
Prep Time: 14 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • ½ green bell pepper
  • ½ orange bell pepper
  • 1 ear fresh corn, husked (skip for paleo)
  • 1 TBSP butter or your favorite healthy oil
  • 10-12 oz fresh shrimp,  cleaned + raw*
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lime halved
  • veggies drizzle oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3-4 oz fresh salad greens (spring mix, romaine, etc)


  • 5-7 ripe strawberries
  • 1 jalapeño
  • ¼ cup minced red onion
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • fresh cilantro, to taste
  • tsp of salt (optional)


  • First make your salsa. Hull and chop strawberries and combine with minced onion. Remove stem, seeds, and ribs from jalapeño, mince, then add to your salsa. Add juice of half a lime, a drizzle of evoo or avocado oil, and as much fresh cilantro as you’d like! Toss to combine and season to taste if desired. 
  • Chop your bell peppers and use a chef’s knife to cut the corn kernels from the cob. 
  • Heat a 3.5 quart Lagostina sauté pan to medium-high heat and sauté veggies in a tiny drizzle of oil or butter until tender.
  • Transfer veggies to a bowl and deglaze the pan with the juice of half a lime. Add 1 TBSP butter to the pan.
  • Once butter is bubbling, add your shrimp and spices (paprika, garlic powder, cumin, salt, pepper) and cook until shrimp are pink and opaque, approx 4-5 minutes. Stirring occasionally for even cooking/coating.
  • Return your veggies to the pan and garnish the dish with fresh cilantro (as much or as little as you’d like!) and lime wedges.
  • Serve atop a bed of leafy greens and top with your fresh strawberry salsa. Enjoy!


Recipe yields 2 large salads or 4 side salads.
* Using frozen shrimp? Fabulous! Simply defrost and you’re good to go. You can also choose to use tail-on or tail off depending on preference and availability. Either works great!
** Feel free to use one whole bell pepper, any color of your choosing!
Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!


Calories: 321kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 357mg, Sodium: 1852mg, Potassium: 555mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 2177IU, Vitamin C: 118mg, Calcium: 222mg, Iron: 4mg

If you get a chance to try this Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad let me know!

You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations! I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

Zesty Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad with Strawberry Salsa

Since first making this sassy shrimp salad, I’ve become even more heads over heels in love with it.

The strawberry salsa has become a favorite for topping fish tacos, seared salmon, and as the most amazing dip for tortilla chips and/or cinnamon sugar dusted pita chips.


Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad with Strawberry Salsa

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About The Author:

Jenn Laughlin

Jenn Laughlin created Peas and Crayons in 2009 after graduating with B.S. in Dietetics from Florida State University and working as a Nutrition Educator for WIC. The goal was simple: create and share delicious tested and perfected recipes with vegetables as the star!

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  1. 5 stars
    Oh, holy yum! I knew this dish was going to be delicious but nothing prepared me for the punch of flavor delivered by mixing both fruit and veggie!! Rather than serving the salad over leafy greens, I chose to serve it over quinoa and I paired the dish with a nice Pinot Grigio (don’t judge). I gave my husband a very large serving and he actually went back for seconds!! There go leftovers tomorrow.

    1. I’m halfway through a moscow mule right now so no judgement ever haha! So beyond stoked y’all loved the recipe – it totally makes my day to hear it!!

  2. 5 stars
    Wow, so colorful and looks so delicious. My favorite one pot dish lately is one pot mushroom parmesan risotto! I will totally have to give this one a go- so drool worthy! I have checked out Lagostina on Insta and I follow on FB: Starla Bates

    1. Ohmygoooosh Starla that sounds SO GOOD!I would devour a whole pot of that risotto! Thanks for entering and good luck 🙂

  3. My favorite 1-pan meal is skillet potatoes with kielbasa and corn. It’s really my husband’s favorite, but I like to make it because it’s easy and makes him happy 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    This dish is a great idea. Perfect and light for summer. I love shrimp and adding strawberries sound so good. Thanks for the idea and photo.

  5. The recipe looks great though I am not a fan of shrip. I may substitute out the shrimp for chicken or something that I like more. Now my partner would just think this is probably one of his favorite meals.

    1. Grilled chicken would be a marvelous swap if you’re not into shrimp! Totally go for it. I make a strawberry steak salad that’s also a huge hit and I bet steak would go great with the strawberry salsa here! 🙂

    1. Would you believe I still haven’t had paella?! I need to remedy that soon – It sounds so good! Thanks for entering Tracie! 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    I love seafood with shrimp!! That strawberry salsa looks AMAZING! And those pans omg– my stainless steel pans have seen better days, and I cook fish in them ALL THE TIME!!

  7. Your Strawberry Salsa is calling my name–it looks so good! As do those beautiful Lagostina pots and pans. My all-time favorite one-dish meal is beef stew.

  8. Absolutely stunning salad and stunning set of pans ~ I’ve got a Lagostina giveaway up on my blog today too!

  9. Everything looks stellar! We need to get some fresh shrimp from the shack on the ICW soon, and there are loads of strawberries in the freezer from picking a couple months ago. Thanks!

  10. Ooooo this looks delicious!! Going to have to try it! Did your strawberry steak salad the other night and it was a winner! Thank you!

  11. I love the idea of strawberry salsa! Lentil soup is probably my favorite one-pot meal (especially in the winter, though I’ll happily eat it all year round 🙂 )

  12. 5 stars
    I’m adding this to my list for next week! Yum! My favorite one pot dish is probably mac & cheese (with peas and chicken!) or the enchilada pasta you shared a few months ago. It was delicious and I was able to find chickpea pasta at my grocery store-SO GOOD!! Thanks for all the great recipes!

    1. Miriam you made my day! So glad you loved the one pot enchilada pasta!! Mac and cheese is pretty much my love language – I need to try it with peas and chicken sometime – great combo! Thanks for entering + good luck! 🙂

    1. Arroz con Pollo is always a welcome dish around here – total comfort food! Thanks for entering Sandra! 🙂

  13. My husband was just talking about a salad with shrimp and this is just perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Paige! I can see myself eating this one all summer long! Hope you get a chance to try it! 🙂

  14. 5 stars
    I like on Facebook as Tim Lintz and on Twitter as @1porkchop.

    My favorite one pot meal is home fries. You can make them an endless number of ways, so you never really get tired of it.

    1. Thanks for entering Tim! LOVE making home fries – such a versatile base for a million different variations 🙂

  15. Great looking pans…Homemade macaroni & cheese is my favorite one pot dish. Sometimes we add veggies, meat or even seafood!

    1. Jeffery I’d devour it each and every way – nothing beats homemade macaroni and cheese! Thanks for entering the giveaway + good luck! 🙂

  16. Those are some pretty pans and oh my goodness, this salad! Delicious! I do several one pot meals over and over again but I think my fav is my Skillet Sausage and White Beans with Spinach.

  17. I looove the idea of a strawberry salsa. I’ve never had such a thing, but I love strawberries and salsa, so combining them cannot be a bad thing 😉 Those pots are awesome! I have a set of stainless steel ones as well and I love the versatility of them, too!

    1. I’m crazy in love with them! They’re so light too that it makes cooking and washing a total breeze! OMG and you have goooot to try strawberry salsa! It’s the ultimate topper and great on everything this time of year <3 Dooo it!

  18. Love all colors going on in this salad. Plus, that strawberry salsa sounds amazing!

  19. I love everything about this salad! It’s an easy and delicious dinner everyone will love! Looks so fresh and and the flavors sound amazing!

  20. I love the idea of this dish! The strawberry and shrimp must be fantastic together! Also, lovely images and I just love those pots!

  21. 5 stars
    What a perfect and refreshing recipe for summer! I love that this recipe calls for shrimp for added protein. Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  22. I LOVE strawberry salsa and the combo with a shrimp salad is not only delicious, it’s STUNNING.

    1. It’s so sweet and fresh, I’m glad you’re team strawberry salsa Meghan! Thanks for the sweet comment!

  23. 5 stars
    This recipe looks fabulous! I love shrimp, and that strawberry salsa has me salivating! Beautiful pans too.