Indian-Spiced Shrimp With Cucumber Salad


This extremely fast recipe gets dinner on the table in just 15 minutes, and manages to pack in a ton of flavor, too. That’s thanks to the Indian-inspired spice mix—a fragrant combination of cumin, coriander, turmeric, cayenne, and fresh ginger—which coats the quick-roasted shrimp. You’ll serve this alongside a lightly sweetened, vinegar-spiked cucumber mixture and white basmati rice to soak up all the delicious flavors. P.S. The smashing of the cucumbers might seem like an unnecessary step, but it coaxes out extra juices from the cucumbers, which marry with the other sauce ingredients.

Indian-Spiced Shrimp With Cucumber Salad Recipe
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 serves


  • 1 ½ pounds peeled, deveined large raw shrimp

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne

  • 3 ½ tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger, divided

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • 1 large English cucumber, sliced into half-moons (3 cups)

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar

  • 3 cups cooked white basmati rice


  1. Preheat broiler with rack 6 inches from heat. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Toss shrimp with cumin, coriander, turmeric, cayenne, 2 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon ginger, and 1 teaspoon salt on baking sheet until evenly coated. Broil shrimp until pink and cooked through, about 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, toss cucumber, honey, parsley, vinegar, and remaining 1½ tablespoons oil, 2 teaspoons ginger, and ½ teaspoon salt in a large bowl until combined.

  3. Serve shrimp with rice and cucumber salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

476 Calories
18g Fat
52g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 476
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Cholesterol 214mg 71%
Sodium 977mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 27g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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