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A bowl of jerk shrimp salad with lettuce, pepper, pineapple, and avocado.

Jerk Shrimp Salad

This jerk shrimp salad is a hearty and healthy recipe that tastes great on a hot summer day!
Course Salad
Cuisine Carribean, Jamaican
Keyword jerk shrimp salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 415kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers


  • 1 ¼ pound raw jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
  • 2 tsp jerk seasoning paste*
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 ounces green leaf lettuce
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ large red onion, sliced thinly (or more/less according to taste)
  • 2 cups chopped pineapple
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • ½ cup Creamy citrus dressing or any dressing of your choice


  • Toss the shrimp in a bowl or zip top bag with the jerk seasoning paste, mixing everything around to thoroughly coat the shrimp.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, flipping halfway, until shrimp is cooked through (pink and opaque throughout). Remove from heat.
  • Combine the lettuce, bell pepper, red onion, and pineapple (either in a large bowl, or divided onto four plates). Top with the shrimp. Add the creamy citrus dressing (or any dressing of your choice). Enjoy!


  • *You may need to adjust the amount of jerk paste depending on the product you use and your spice preference.
  • The shrimp can be grilled for more traditional jerk cuisine. Place them on a skewer, then grill about 2-3 minutes per side.
Nutrition analysis (approximate per serving): 415 calories, 28 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 1350 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 12.5 g sugar, 21.5 g protein, Vitamin D: 0%, Calcium: 17%, Iron: 10%, Potassium 14%


Calories: 415kcal