Tropical Shrimp Salad with Pineapple Mango Dressing

Hi Everyone,

I have to ask you, do you have a nosey dog?  I do!  We have the standard wooden fence that surrounds our backyard and there are a few knots in it, and those knots have a tiny peep-hole.  Well I keep catching my dog looking through the peep-hole with his one eye.  Yup, in one eye!  He loves to watch our neighbors.  He’s so weird!  I keep telling him to stop being so nosey and he just looks at me.  Does your dog do goofy things like that?   I just shake my head, thinking what a weirdo!  Well anyway, on to today’s recipe.  I have been on a major tropical food kick lately and as I think about it, I was this way last year too!  I guess I am just ready for summer!

Tropical Shrimp Salad

I was at Whole Foods last week and they had shrimp for $6.99 a pound and I couldn’t resist that price.  I normally pay $12.99 a pound, so this was a deal.  I spent a couple of days debating on what to make with it, and then on Sunday I was craving a big, light tropical salad.  I think I crave salad every Sunday? Probably because I weigh myself on Mondays?  So I whipped together this Tropical Shrimp Salad in a matter of minutes.

Tropical Shrimp Salad

The salad is full of fresh papaya, mango, pineapple, avocado, cucumber, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, scallions and of course shrimp.  This was the first time I ever bought a papaya and I thought it would be perfect with my shrimp.  Since I had left over fruit, I cut it all up and put it in freezer bags for smoothies!  Yum!  I never waste anything!!   That was my New Years resolution!  I got so sick and tired of wasting food an money, and I have to say, I’ve been doing a pretty good job at not wasting any!

Tropical Shrimp Salad

The dressing is very simple and contains no oil.  It’s made with the pineapple and mango from the salad and I added just a pinch of sugar for sweetness.  It’s thick, slightly tangy and sweet.  It is a perfect companion to this salad!  I really enjoy salad dressings made with fresh fruit.  It’s low-calorie, no fat and nothing beats fresh!!  The salad in general is a light, slightly sweet and has a tad pinch of creaminess from the avocado.  It was perfect!  All I needed was a pina colada to go with it.  Maybe next time!

Pineapple Mango Dressing

Tropical Shrimp Salad
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A light, healthy, sweet salad made with fresh tropical fruit and shrimp.
Serves: 2 Large Salads
  • **For Salad**
  • ½ cup papaya, diced
  • ½ cup mango, diced
  • ½ cup pineapple, diced
  • ⅓ cup avocado, diced
  • ½ cup tomato, diced
  • ½ cup cucumber, diced
  • ½ cup sweet bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp. scallions, chopped
  • 6 oz shrimp, cooked
  • **Pineapple Mango Dressing**
  • ½ cup mango
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 dash sugar, to tast
  1. In a blender or small food processor add all of the ingredients to the dressing. Process until smooth. This will be a thick dressing.
  2. On two plates, evenly divided the salad ingredients and top with Pineapple Mango Dressing.
Calories per salad including salad dressing: 267.8, Fat: 5.3, Cholesterol: 165.7, Sodium: 210, Potassium: 1104, Carbs: 37, Fiber: 7.8, Sugar: 22 (All Natural), Protein: 21.9
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Serving size: 1 Large Salad

Tropical Shrimp Salad

Well my Friends!  It’s time for me to pack my lunch for work tomorrow!  Time is just going way to quick!!

Have a great day!



Tropical Shrimp Salad


  1. This sounds really wonderful! I love fruit and seafood together.

  2. What a refreshing salad. Like you, I found shrimp on sale this week, so this is the perfect use for it.

  3. This looks and sounds wonderful! I love shrimp. =)

  4. First of all, I LOVE your new blog design!!!!! This shrimp salad would be perfect for lunch on a hot summer day!

  5. I do not have a dog, but I can swear that sometimes I have this feeling that my cat is human or the strangest animal in the world. And now I must visit Whole Food and check out prices for shrimps 😀

  6. Oh my…this looks so divine! (=

  7. This sounds like perfect food for the warm weather we’re having! (And did I mention I loove the new look?!)

  8. Love new dressing ideas! I’ve never thought about using the fruit in the dressing though! Great use of seasonal ingredients!

  9. This looks absolutely delicious! 🙂

  10. Your salad looks great! I LOVE your new look!! This is the first time I am seeing it because we were on vacation for a week. Great job!!!

  11. This salad looks so tropically appealing! I’ve really been into tropical flavors, too, so this is right up my alley.


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