Mediterranean Salad With Shrimp

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"Another light, easy dinner for a hot summer evening. Nice with garlic bread or toasted pita chips and hummus"

Original is 3-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (613.5 g)
  • Calories 359.7
  • Total Fat - 16.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 203.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1279.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 10.6 g
  • Sugars - 11 g
  • Protein - 31.4 g
  • Calcium - 280.5 mg
  • Iron - 3.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 41 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Thaw shrimp, shell and remove tails. Heat oil in skillet, add garlic and hot pepper flakes. Saute shrimp until opaque. Set aside in serving bowl.

Step 2

Combine all salad ingredients. Toss with dressing (use purchased dressing, or try one of many excellent 'Zaar choices). Serve immediately, topping with shrimp.

Step 3

You may want to reduce the amount of dressing used, or put less salt in if making from scratch - the olives and feta add saltiness.

Step 4

Grilled shrimp are very nice.


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.

  • For the best flavor, use fresh ingredients when possible.
  • You can use any type of lettuce for this recipe, but romaine lettuce will give the salad a nice crunch.

  • Substitute cooked, peeled shrimp for the raw, unpeeled shrimp - this will save time in the preparation process.
  • Substitute Greek yogurt for the Greek salad dressing - this will provide a healthier option with less fat and calories.

Mexican-Style Salad Substitute black beans for garbanzo beans, add corn, diced jalapenos, and cilantro. Use a Mexican-style dressing or salsa instead of Greek dressing.

Garlic Bread: Soft, buttery garlic bread is the perfect accompaniment to this Mediterranean salad. The garlicky flavor complements the salad's ingredients and the crunchy texture adds an interesting contrast to the salad's light and fresh flavors. Plus, it's easy to make and goes great with hummus!

Grilled Vegetables: Grilled vegetables are a great way to add some extra flavor to this Mediterranean salad. The smoky, charred flavor of the vegetables will complement the freshness of the salad, and the vegetables can be cooked in a matter of minutes. Plus, they are a healthy and low-calorie side dish that pairs nicely with hummus.


Q: Can I use frozen shrimp instead of raw shrimp?

A: Yes, you can use frozen shrimp. Make sure to thaw them before using according to the package instructions.

Q: Can I use canned shrimp instead of raw shrimp?

A: Yes, you can use canned shrimp. Make sure to drain and rinse them before using.

2 Reviews

Picky Palate

So many flavors going on with this salad and we loved everything about it! Perfect for our lunch with some crusty bread.


review by:
(18 Jan 2021)


I left out the garbanzo beans but otherwise made it the same. The salad came out wonderfully and we enjoyed it very much.


review by:
(31 Aug 2014)

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Fun facts:

The Mediterranean diet, which includes this salad, is known for its health benefits. It was made popular in the US by the late celebrity chef Julia Child.

The Greek salad, which is similar to this salad, is believed to have originated in the 19th century. It is traditionally served with feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, and onions.