Shrimp Salad with Lemon Tarragon Dressing

Shrimp Salad With Lemon Tarragon Dressing

A delicious and fresh salad made with roasted shrimp, lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, and a homemade lemon tarragon dressing.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Renee


For the dressing:

  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra-virgin or high quality
  • Fresh ground pepper

For the salad:

  • Medium raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter or Boston lettuce
  • Avocado peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • Grape tomatoes cut in half lengthwise
  • Thinly sliced green onions optional


For the dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, add the lemon zest and salt. Mash it into a paste using a pestle or spoon. Transfer the paste to a blender. Add the mustard, honey, lemon juice, wine, and tarragon. Blend on high speed to combine. Slowly pour in the olive oil while blending on low speed. Add additional salt and/or pepper to taste and blend on low speed. Transfer dressing to a serving container. Serve at room temperature. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

For the salad:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the shrimp on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Toss to coat the shrimp evenly with oil. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes until shrimp are cooked through (do not over cook). Allow shrimp to cool to room temperature.
  2. Spread the lettuce on a plate or platter. Arrange the cooked shrimp, avocado slices, and tomatoes on top of the lettuce. Sprinkle with green onion slices if using. Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

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