This Sweet Heat Summer Shrimp Salad (phew, try saying that 5 times fast) is a refreshing and delicious dish — great paired with chips to turn into a party salsa, or equally yum with a fork on its own!
I tried to come up with something that defies the struggles of being invited over a friend’s home for a party: whether that be worrying whether or not there will be food there to meet dietary needs or having to contribute a dish, yet not wanting to simply buy a fruit platter, but also not wanting to make a mess of your kitchen while trying to prepare a dish fit for a French pastry chef.
This Summer Salad solves it all! For one, it is made up of a minimal amount of ingredients, yet all inexpensive and easily bought in bulk — perfect for parties small or large! Healthy, quick, easy, and having guests think you spent way more time in the kitchen than you actually did! 😉
I made mine for four people! Feel free to add or cut back on serving sizes to please however many people are in your party!
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 large green bell peppers
2 large red bell peppers
2 medium red onions
1/2 seedless watermelon
8 oz. pre-cooked frozen shrimp
1 bunch cilantro
juice of 1 lime
pink Himalayan salt
fresh ground pepper
red pepper flakes
There are no directions really needed!
- Lay out the shrimp to thaw while you chop all of your ingredients.
- Simply dice everything up & put it in a large mixing bowl with the lime juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
The spices are completely customizable to your own preference. Want a kick? Throw in some more dashes of red pepper flakes! Have a sweeter tooth? Simply use a lighter hand on the red pepper!
- Once everything is thoroughly mixed together, cover & place in fridge to marinate together for at least 1 hour.
- Take it out of the fridge & enjoy! If serving as a salsa, pair it with your favorite chip!
I hope this dish finds its way to your next party table! It does not disappoint & is always gone too soon!
XO, the Cutie Foodie