Shrimp and Cucumber Noodle Salad with Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

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Shrimp and Cucumber Noodle Salad with Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

Shrimp and Cucumber Noodle Salad with Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

Shrimp is one of the easiest proteins to cook – and one of the quickest!

I love adding shrimp into bowl meals, pastas, and salads for a quick boost of protein and flavor. Best of all, shrimp don’t need much seasoning – just a pinch of garlic powder, salt, and pepper and the flavor is great!

This salad is packed with veggies, protein, healthy fats, and is easy to make, perfect for quick weeknight dinners or weekend lunches.

The star of this salad is the Greek yogurt ranch dressing. Instead of using mayo, I’m substituting with Greek yogurt. The yogurt creates a creamy consistency that coats the refreshing cucumber noodles and crunchy romain lettuce. The sauce is made with yogurt and dried herbs. You won’t miss traditional ranch!

Shrimp and Cucumber Noodle Salad with Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

The cucumber noodles make this salad much fluffier and more satisfying. If you’ve ever eaten a salad and at the end, all that’s left is cubed cucumbers, you get it. Who wants that? The cucumber noodles here add so much depth to this dish!

To make this come together even more quickly, prep the dressing in advance and then just assemble the salad while you cook the shrimp and toss with the dressing!

Shrimp and Cucumber Noodle Salad with Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 6 points

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Cucumber Noodle Caesar Salad with Shrimp + 4 Year Blogiversary

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time26 mins

Ingredients

  • For the shrimp and salad:
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 English seedless cucumber Blade A, noodles trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound medium shrimp deveined, shells on
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, sliced thinly
  • For the Caesar dressing*:
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • optional: 2 anchovy fillets mashed (or 2 teaspoons anchovy paste)
  • *or use your favorite bottled Caesar dressing.

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients (including the anchovy, if using) for the dressing into the bottom of a large bowl and whisk together. Taste and adjust, if necessary. Add in the romaine lettuce and cucumber noodles and toss to combine.
  • In a medium bowl, toss together the oil with the shrimp. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once pan is hot, add in the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes, flip, and cook another 2 minutes or until c-shaped and opaque. Remove from heat.
  • Divide the salads onto plates and top each with shrimp and avocado slices. Serve immediately.

Notes

Per serving (1 out of 4) - Calories: 278, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Carbs: 8g, Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 3g, Protein: 35g, Sodium: 774mg

Shrimp and Cucumber Noodle Salad with Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

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55 comments

sandy says:
I tell people about your cookbooks and spiralizing everyday. I spiralize everyday; have given up all pasta and rice with great weight loss as a result and so much fun cooking. I recommend your inspiralizer, (i am stuck with an inferior one for now.) and try to "inspiralize" someone on a daily basis.The most entertaining part of spiralizing is the minute I get it out and start turning the handle my dogs come running because they know they get the ends and the "core".
Cheryl says:
Love all the recipes and the fresh clean ingredients!
Kerrie Murphy says:
I love to spiralize my veggies so much that I hate eating out and not having my meals made my way!
Amy says:
I love that you can still make your favorite recipes and have them healthy all that the same time! I also love the creativity of the receipes.
KristineD says:
Just whipped this up for dinner tonight. Amazing! And have left enough for tomorrow's lunch. YUM!
Cass Willis says:
My favorite things about the inspiralized.com blog are the recipes. All of the ones that I've made have been delicious and seeing your gorgeous pictures gives me fresh ideas for how to use ingredients in other dishes. Thank you Ali!
Krista says:
Ive been hooked on spiralizing ever since I found out about it 3 years ago or so. But I think my favorite thing has been experimenting with veggies i never would have considered trying before
Cara says:
My favorite thing is all the new recipes that keep giving me ideas of new things to try otherwise I would be stuck in a zoodle rut. :)
Kat says:
My favorite thing about inspiralized is how it has transformed my kitchen! After our daughter was born, my husband and I realized we wanted to change our unhealthy lifestyles. We bought a spiralizer with the intention of substituting zucchini noodles for our weekly Sunday Dinner. I happened upon your blog when I was searching for ways to make them less soggy, and we have eaten spiralized meals nearly every day since then. My favorite meal is the beet and kale pesto, and my husand has two favorites: butternut squash and chorizo stuffed peppers and tuna avocado a nd quinoa salad with spiralized cucumber. In addition to loving your creative recipes, you've helped us lose a collective 100 pounds! Thank you!
Barbara Movahhed says:
My favorite thing about inspiralized is Ali. She is a genius! Her recipes are healthy, delicious, fun and artistic. She is genuine, enthusiastic and personable. And just when you thought she couldn't get any cuter she becomes the cutest ever mom to be! My favorite recipe is "Bikini Bolognese"
John says:
Seems tasty i will try myself :) Thanks for sharing
Vanessa says:
I'm gluten (and grain) sensitive along with several allergies, so it's hard to find commercial products that fit my needs. Spiralizing has opened up a new world to me for cooking for myself and having fun in the kitchen!
Morgan says:
I made this for dinner the other night, and my boyfriend was so worried that a salad wouldn't be enough for dinner & a few hours later he told me that he was still full! I highly recommend the anchovies (Trader Joes ones are great!) I was a little skeptical of the yogurt-based dressing but it was DELICIOUS! Thanks!

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