Chinese Tiger Salad

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"For year of the tiger they garnished with tiny dried shrimp but I'm using fresh . Since we have that here"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (113.1 g)
  • Calories 65.3
  • Total Fat - 1.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 59.8 mg
  • Sodium - 672.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 2.5 g
  • Protein - 7.5 g
  • Calcium - 49.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 31.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix dressing

Step 2

Add shrimp

Step 3

Add to salad and toss


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting celery, look for stalks that are firm and crisp.
  • For the shrimp, make sure to buy cooked shrimp for the salad.

  • Substitute celery with bell pepper for a crunchier texture and a sweeter taste. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds a mild sweetness to the salad and gives it a fresher taste.
  • Substitute cooked shrimp with crabmeat for a more luxurious flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds a more intense flavor to the salad and makes it more filling.

Thai Tiger Salad Replace the jalapeno with a red Thai chili, replace the soy sauce with fish sauce, replace the rice wine vinegar with lime juice, and replace the sesame oil with peanut oil.

Fried Rice - This classic Chinese dish is a great accompaniment to the Tiger Salad. It provides a balance of flavors and textures, and the salty soy sauce pairs perfectly with the salad's dressing. Fried Rice is also easy to make and can be done in no time, making it a great dish to serve with the Tiger Salad.

Stir-Fried Vegetables: Stir-Fried Vegetables is a great addition to the Tiger Salad. It adds a variety of flavors and textures and is a great source of vitamins and minerals. The vegetables can be cooked quickly and can be easily customized with different seasonings and spices, making it a great side dish for the Tiger Salad.


Q: What is the best way to prepare the shrimp for this recipe?

A: The shrimp should be cooked, peeled and minced before adding to the salad. If using fresh shrimp, cook in boiling water for 4-5 minutes, or until opaque.

Q: What is the best way to serve this shrimp salad?

A: The shrimp salad can be served on its own as a light meal or side dish, or it can be served over a bed of lettuce or spinach as a salad. It can also be served over cooked rice or quinoa for a heartier meal.

1 Reviews


Not what I expected b/c I didn't really think about the amounts of ingredients. So I did some adjusting. 1/4 cup of cuke is hardly anything, so I used more than that and ended up subbing zucchini anyway. I did not use the whole amount of cilantro. I served 1/3 of this salad over about a cup per person of raw baby spinach. I made the salad earlier in the day, so the celery and zucchini had a chance to soak up the tasty dressing. In the original recipe, I think the shrimp were dried to add a crunchy topping. But like you, Dee, I don't live in an area where dried shrimp are available, so I used thawed, fully cooked tiny shrimp. Very tasty!


review by:
(28 Jan 2022)

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Fun facts:

The Chinese Tiger Salad is a popular dish in Chinese cuisine. It is believed to have originated in the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912) and is traditionally served during the Chinese New Year.

The Chinese Tiger Salad is a favorite of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. He has featured it on his television show, MasterChef, and has even served it to the British royal family.