Apple and Shrimp Salad with Spicy Nut Dressing

Apple and Shrimp Salad with Spicy Nut Dressing

Apple and Shrimp Salad with Spicy Nut Dressing

This month The Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge was a virtual mystery basket similar to the TV show “Chopped“. The ingredients inside the basket were, green apple, bacon, vinegar, and nut butter.

I decided to make an Apple and Shrimp Salad with Spicy Nut Dressing and I absolutely loved the combination of textures and flavors in this salad.

This salad is so easy to make, it could be a quick midweek meal, or the first course of a fancy dinner.

shrimp, apple and bacon salad

Don’t forget to visit Joan’s blog on March 27 to see the Mystery Basket round-up.




(2 servings)

  • One green apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 pound of cooked shrimp, cut into bite size pieces
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and diced
  • Nut Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Apple Bacon Salad


  1. In a small bowl mix all the dressing ingredients and set aside. In a large bowl, toss together the salad ingredients, except the bacon.
  2. Drizzle the dressing over the mixture, add the bacon and fresh cilantro, and serve immediately.
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  1. says

    Apple and shrimp? That’s a very cool idea. I love the lime in the dressing too.
    Another great salad recipe from this challenge. You have taken apples to a much higher plane than it’s used to. Must try this idea.
    great recipe for the challenge!

  2. says

    A number of people chose to make salads and it amazes me that so many can come up with so many different combos! I want to eat each and every one! Yours looks so crunchy and refreshing and shrimp is a natural with peanuts.


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