Shrimp Caesar Salad Recipe [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 13 reviews

Shrimp Caesar Salad is a fancy seafood delight. This delicious recipe is one of the best options for a dish that is both elegant and healthy!

Shrimps are always one of the best ingredients for a nutritious and hearty meal. If you want to look for other dish varieties, check out my other recipes for Lemon Pepper Shrimp, Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp, and Sweet and Sour Shrimp.

Photo of shrimp Caesar salad recipe.

Shrimp Caesar Salad Recipe

Shrimp Caesar Salad is something I particularly like to serve during summer occasions such as pool parties or backyard BBQ events. The vegetables and fish make for a refreshing and juicy meal from the heat of the sun. 

There are a hundred simple ways to make a salad. But sometimes, I want to take it up a notch and make something creative, and this has been one of my go-to recipes.

Image of shrimp Caesar salad ingredients.

Also, this homemade recipe can easily satisfy the hungry tummy. So, you can always turn to this dish when you have a lot of guests over. 

Incorporating seafood into your weekly meal is also great as it is rich in protein. This meal is tasty even for kids who usually aren’t fans of fish and vegetables.

What do you need to make Shrimp Caesar Salad

This fancy recipe calls for more pieces than the ordinary salad. You will need the following:

  • Garlic Crouton. Baguette, olive oil, and garlic.
  • Dressing. Anchovy paste, lemon, mustard, mayo, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, parmesan, salt, and black pepper.
  • Salad. Shrimp, seasoning, paprika, and lettuce.

Photo of how to cook shrimp.

How to make Shrimp Caesar Salad

  • Prep the croutons. Slice the baguette and coat it with the oil and minced garlic. With a baking sheet, bake the bread on a preheated oven at 350F for 10 minutes or remove when it turns golden.
  • Cook the shrimp. Season the fish with salt and pepper, as well as garlic powder and paprika for extra flavor. With the oil in a pan on high heat, cook it for 2 minutes on each side, or until browned. Set aside.
  • Prep the dressing. Stir all dressing ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • Assemble the salad. Wash and pat the lettuce with a paper towel until dry. Chop and layer the lettuce first in the serving bowl before adding the fish and croutons. 
  • Serve. Drizzle a fine amount of the dressing on top and toss the dish until everything is evenly coated. Serve.

Picture of homemade caesar dressing.

How do you make Homemade Caesar Dressing

Making a Caesar dressing is pretty easy after you have made a paste out of anchovies, garlic, lemon, mustard, and Worcestershire. You can then just mix the paste and the rest of the ingredients such as mayo, sour cream, parmesan, and seasonings of your choice. 

For other simple and quick dressing, you may want to take a look at some of my other recipes:

Image of homemade shrimp Caesar salad recipe.

Recipe Variations:

For other ways to enjoy this dish, I have also created several variants that are also healthy and delicious. Here are other ways to be creative:

Photo of shrimp Caesar salad.

How to store:

If you plan to store the dish for a short time, you can just place it on a bowl and directly in the fridge. The dish will last for at least a day.

However, you can also wrap the bowl tightly with a plastic wrap so that it will last for up to 3 days.

Picture of homemade shrimp Caesar salad.

Recipe tips:

  • If you are serving for guests, I will recommend getting peeled bite-sized shrimps. These make it easier to eat or you can also cut up regular sized ones.
  • When coating, try to toss gently so that the dish will not turn mushy. 
  • Sometimes, I also make multiple dressings so that people can choose which ones they would prefer. This makes it easier to satisfy the taste of all guests.

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5 from 13 reviews
Shrimp Caesar Salad
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 30 mins


Garlic Croutons:

Caesar Dressing:

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Cook Shrimp:

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Caesar Salad Dressing:

Calories: 815 Carbohydrates: 20 Protein: 37 Fat: 65 Saturated Fat: 14 Cholesterol: 333 Sodium: 2124 Potassium: 265 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 2 Vitamin A: 1135 Vitamin C: 8 Calcium: 519 Iron: 4
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I love shrimp! I am going to make this for my daughter and I. Looks incredibly yummy!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

This Shrimp Caesar Salad is couldn't look any more perfect!



We make Caesar salad all the time! Can't wait to try this recipe!


Solo Aquamarine

Wow! I love shrimp so much !! this is a great recipe!


Jennifer Van Haitsma

Yum! I've never tried shrimp caesar salad, but it looks amazing. The perfect easy dinner for summer.



This would be perfect to make for my next family gathering. Looking forward to making this recipe.


Amber Myers

This looks good! I enjoy a good Caesar salad. I'd do mine without shrimp, but the rest of my family would love them.


melissa chapman

You took two great tastes and made a great dish. My son loves shrimp so i will have to make this for him.



This was really amazing! Everyone at my house loved it!


Sara Welch

Made this for dinner last night and it didn't disappoint! Perfectly flavored with the right amount of crunch! Delicious!



A total hit with my shrimp-loving family, great flavor!



This looks so good... if I only I wasn't allergic to shellfish, haha.



This sounds like a nice twist on Caesar salad. It is nice to have some different ways to serve salad.


Gervin Khan

Such a delicious and an easy salad recipe to make for everyone, unfortunately I can't eat it as I have allergy with shrimp. Sorry for myself, lol!


Janeane M Davis

I never heard of shrimp caesar salad before. This is an interesting twist on the classic recipe.



I never thought about adding shrimp to my caesar salad. But I do love shrimp. Will try this soon.



This looks like the perfect summer meal!



Caesar salad is my favorite. I love that you added in some shrimp too. I bet that is amazing.



My two middle kids love caesar salad. I guess adding shrimp to it would make them pretty happy.



Shrimp ceaser salad looks really yum. I need to try it for my self for this weekned.


Jessica Formicola

This is the BEST caesar salad recipe! I love the addition of shrimp, and it's perfectly fresh and great for summer!



Salads are perfect especially in the summer. This looks amazing and loving the shrimp. Yum!



This salad looks fantastic. Dressing has amazing texture and sounds super delicious. I have to try this.


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