Mango-Lime Shrimp Salad

This Malaysian-inspired shrimp salad is a delicious combination of peanut, lime, mango, and mint flavors. It's a beautiful, light salad that looks great served on whole romaine lettuce leaves.

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time: N / A
Yield: 4 Servings


  • 1lb peeled & cooked shrimp, coarsely chopped (~ 2 cups)
  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 2 TB minced fresh mint
  • 2 tsp minced Serrano pepper (~ 1 pepper)
  • 1 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 4 TB salted peanuts, chopped


Combine shrimp, mango, cucumber, mint, and pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk together olive oil, lime juice/zest, salt, and sugar. Toss with shrimp mixture. Garnish each serving with 1 TB peanuts.


Purchasing pre-cooked shrimp is a great timesaver in this dish, but feel free to substitute leftover cooked shrimp. If you’d rather use raw shrimp, either steam them until pink and cooked through (time varies by size of shrimp), grill, or sauté them. Just be sure to chill the cooked shrimp well before coarsely chopping and tossing with the other ingredients.