Japanese-Style Shrimp Salad


Crunchy romaine and cucumbers, juicy shrimp, and a creamy soy-mayo dressing are just a few of the reasons you'll love this delicious dinner salad recipe. It comes together in just 15 minutes, yet packs in tons of flavor. In fact, the dressing might just become your go-to dipping sauce for everything from crudites to grilled salmon. Make sure to gently fold everything together so that the pieces of avocado stay intact. Shopping tip: Cooked shrimp is easy to find and cuts down on prep time for this recipe, but if you want to poach your own, this simple method is a homerun.

Japanese-Style Shrimp Salad Recipe
Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 serves


  • cup mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger (from a 1-in. piece)

  • ¼ teaspoon sugar

  • 1 ½ pounds peeled, deveined, and cooked large shrimp

  • 3 romaine lettuce hearts, chopped

  • 2 avocados, cubed

  • 2 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions

  • White and/or black sesame seeds, for serving

  • Sriracha, for serving (optional)

  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. Stir mayonnaise, tamari, vinegar, oils, ginger, and sugar in a large bowl. Add shrimp and lettuce; toss to coat.

  2. Top with avocados, cucumbers, and scallions. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Drizzle with sriracha, if using. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

618 Calories
43g Fat
16g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 618
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Cholesterol 329mg 110%
Sodium 1117mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 46g

*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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