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For those who may not be in the know, a salad is like a can of mixed nuts. Tossing the salad is like first opening the can of nuts. Once you’ve opened it, you’ll notice that all of the big nuts, the Brazil nuts, cashews and almonds, are on the top. The small nuts, peanuts and filberts, all fall to the bottom of the can.

They just slip between the cracks between the big nuts and there’s no way to prevent this from happening. Tossed salads act the same way. When you toss a salad with lots of garnishes, like diced veggies, beans, dried cranberries and, ironically, nuts, those small garnishes all find their way to the bottom of the bowl. That lettuce leave will all be on the top and it makes your salad hard to enjoy.

What to do though? Well, the solution isn’t in the bowl, its in your tossing technique, your salad tossing technique, that is. First throw your lettuce mix into a big bowl and sprinkle your add-ins on top. Next, pour your dressing around the bowl, not on top of the salad. If you pour the dressing onto the lettuce leaves it becomes difficult to distribute evenly through the salad.

Just pour it onto the interior of the bowl, around the salad. Now, using your hands, gloves are good, gently toss the salad through the dressing. Make sure everything is evenly coated with dressing, but don’t over toss the salad and bruise the leaves. No one likes a soggy salad with wilted leaves.

Now get your serving bowls ready. Looking at the salad, you’ll see that the lettuce is on top and all of your goodies are hidden underneath. No problem-o though. Simply pick up the dressed lettuce greens and evenly distribute them into the awaiting bowls. Now that you’ve uncovered all of the goodies hiding under the leaves, pick them up and evenly distribute them among the bowls as well.

Now all of the good stuff is on top and the lettuce is on the bottom, as you requested.

easy shrimp salad recipe with lettuce

1. Horn of Plenty Salad Recipe

If you are a seafood lover, you should like this dish. The salad is quite rich and royally beautiful. We will use red caviar, and the composition of the salad will include healthy and delicious shrimps, as well as exquisite salmon.


  • Salmon or trout (slightly salted) - 250 g
  • Shrimp - 250 g
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Canned corn - 430 g
  • Cucumber - 2 pc
  • Eggs - 5 pc
  • Lemon - 1/3 pc
  • Green onions - 3-4 feathers
  • Parsley (for decoration)
  • Mayonnaise - 170 g
  • Salt - to taste
  • Ground black pepper - to taste
  • Red caviar - 50 g (for decoration)

How to cook a cornucopia salad with caviar, shrimp and salmon

  • Cook the shrimp in salted water for 3-4 minutes. We clean them from the shells.
  • Cut fish into small pieces.
  • Mix the pieces of fish and shrimp in the same bowl and pour with lemon juice. Leave aside to pickle.
  • Cook rice in salted water for 20 minutes. Wash boiled rice under running water.
  • Cook hard boiled eggs for 10-12 minutes. With the peeled and cooled eggs, we separate the yolks and leave them aside. Squirrels and green onions chop finely.
  • In a deep container we mix all the ingredients: rice, fish and shrimps, corn, cucumber, green onions, egg whites.
  • Dress the salad with mayonnaise and mix everything thoroughly. Spread the salad in the form of horns on a flat dish.
  • Sprinkle the Horn of Plenty salad with yolks grated on a coarse grater
  • Decorate the Horn of Plenty salad on top with mayonnaise, caviar and parsley. We leave the salad with salmon and caviar aside for 2 hours.

2. Shrimp Zucchini Pasta Recipe

Want to cook a quick and tasty recipe for the whole family or guests? Try cooking this pasta with zucchini, shrimp and cream.


  • Pasta (pasta-feathers, etc.) - 300 g
  • Zucchini - 1 pc
  • Peeled shrimps - 250 g
  • Garlic - 1-2 tooth
  • Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cream - 200 ml
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How to cook pasta with zucchini, shrimp and cream

  • Fry chopped garlic in olive oil.
  • Add zucchini, cut into small pieces, fry.
  • Add peeled thawed shrimps and fry too. Salt, pepper and simmer on low heat for 7 minutes
  • Add cream, mix and simmer for another 3 minutes.
  • Drain the water and overturn in a colander. Move the paste to the pan. Stir and then paste with zucchini, shrimp and cream for 1 minute.
  • Pasta with zucchini, shrimps and cream is ready.

3. Shrimp Soup Recipe

This recipe is simple and unusual! With this shrimp soup you will surprise the most discerning guests.


  • Shrimp - 250 g
  • Rice - 2 tbsp
  • Tomatoes - 1 pc
  • Tomato paste - 1 tbsp
  • Onion - 1 pc
  • Cilantro - 1 bundle
  • Dill greens - 0, 5 bunches
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Bay leaf - 2-3 pc
  • Ground black pepper - 1 tsp
  • Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp. spoons
  • Salt - 1 tsp

How to cook Shrimp Soup Recipe

  • Prepare the ingredients for a recipe for shrimp soup. Shrimp can be used boiled, frozen and raw.
  • How to cook shrimp soup
  • Peel the shrimp. It is most convenient to start cleaning the shrimp from the head.
  • Wash tomato and chop into slices.
  • Peel, wash and chop the garlic.
  • Rinse the dill under cold running water and chop.
  • Put the shrimp in the pot (or pan). Then add sliced ​​tomato, garlic, bay leaf and fennel into the pan with shrimps.
  • Add 1 liter of water and put on a big fire.
  • Meanwhile, peel the onions, rinse with cold water and chop finely.
  • Preheat the pan and Fry finely chopped onion in vegetable oil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Put fried onions in the soup.
  • Tomato paste diluted with 2 tablespoons of broth.
  • Add tomato paste to the soup.
  • Rinse the cilantro with cold water and chop finely.
  • Wash rice several times with cold water. Rinse until water is clear.
  • Then add the rice and finely chopped cilantro.
  • Salt and pepper the shrimp soup and cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Delicious and simple shrimp soup is ready! If necessary, add hot water (depending on the number of servings).
  • Pour the shrimp soup in a la carte plates, decorate with greens and serve hot!

4. Shrimp Salad with Mayonnaise Recipe

If are searching for on how to cook a fresh salad with squid and shrimp, so that the taste of seafood remains all the same rich and pronounced? Here I offer you just such a recipe. Eggs perfectly complement and enhance the taste of seafood, so the salad turns out to be just deliciously delicious!

Salad with squids and shrimps in no less delicate. A delicious and healthy shrimp recipe will give you real pleasure. At first glance, this salad with creamy dressing is real simple. What's in it, seafood and eggs, you say. But having tried, you will understand that the combination is very good. This green salad really turns out very tasty!


  • Carcass Squid - 200 Grams
  • Shrimp - 150 Grams
  • Eggs - 2
  • Mayonnaise - 80 Gram

How to make salad with squids and shrimps

  • Prepare all the necessary ingredients. Boil shrimps in lightly salted water beforehand. Scald carcass of squid with boiling water, remove the film from it, and clean it inside. Boil the squid in boiling water (5-7 minutes).
  • Peel and chop the shrimp.
  • Boiled squid cut into small cubes.
  • Boiled hard boiled eggs cut into cubes.
  • Mix all the ingredients, season the salad with mayonnaise. Mix it well.

5. Shrimp Salad Recipe

Men! Do you think the kitchen is a female occupation? But once a year, March 8, you can sacrifice principles. Even if you do not distinguish dill from parsley, and the oven is worse for you than a fire-breathing dragon, try your hand at the kitchen!

And it does not matter if you never cooked anything harder than fried eggs. What you have prepared yourself, she will be delighted more than the most exquisite and expensive delicacy. Delicate and bright in composition, it will decorate your holiday table or a romantic dinner.


  • Shrimps - 0.5 kg
  • Bay leaf - 2 pieces
  • Allspice - 4-5 pieces


  • Salt
  • Potatoes - 2
  • Carrots - 1 pc
  • Avocado - 1 pc
  • Chicken Egg - 2-3
  • Gelatin - 2 tsp
  • Water - 0.5 stack
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon
  • Lettuce

How to make Shrimp Salad

  • Boil shrimps for 3 minutes (from the moment of boiling) in salted water with the addition of bay leaf, allspice and seasoning for fish. Two pieces left for decoration. Cool and clean the rest.
  • Boil eggs, carrots and potatoes.
  • Over gelatin pour cold water and leave to swell.
  • Next, dissolve it in a water bath. Stir well to avoid lumps. Cool to room temperature. Combine sour cream and mayonnaise in equal quantities, add gelatin.
  • Now you need to choose the form in which you will lay all the components of the salad in layers. I have a plastic container.
  • We cover the form with a food film so that the ends of the film stick out. This is so that later it was convenient to take out the salad on a plate.
  • Now we lay the Shrimp salad with tomatoes on the bottom of the mold, grease with mayonnaise. This will be the first layer. Try to lay the shrimp back to the side of the container.
  • The second layer is boiled eggs. Peel, divide into whites and yolks (you cannot do this), rub through a grater (or crumble dice). Place on top of the shrimp, salt and grease with mayonnaise. I note that between squirrels and yolks, I did not coat with mayonnaise.
  • The third layer is avocado. Cut in half, cut the pulp into cubes. Sprinkle with lemon juice and smear with mayonnaise.
  • The fourth layer is boiled carrots. Cut into cubes and smear with mayonnaise. Do not forget to salt.
  • The fifth layer is boiled potatoes. Either on a grater, or cut into small cubes, like mine. By the way, I also cut carrots and avocados into small cubes. Do not overdo it with potatoes, it should be less than carrots. And let the salad was not heavy.
  • Salt potatoes and grease with mayonnaise.
  • Put the form with the salad in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to harden and soak. Next, on a large plate, turn over our shape and carefully, holding onto the edges of the film, remove it. Remove the film from the salad.
  • I decorated the top with a slice of lemon, shrimps and lettuce.
  • Salad is ready to eat. Salad looks bright and colorful. If this salad is for a romantic dinner for two, then it is possible to add hearts with shrimps.
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