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Shrimp Caesar Salad on a plate

Shrimp Caesar Salad with Spicy Croutons

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian


Shrimp Caesar Salad with Spicy Croutons – a creamy Caesar salad is served with Cajun spiced shrimp and croutons.




  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups (3/4-inch) sourdough bread cubes


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 18 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1/3 cup (1.3 oz) grated fresh Parmesan cheese


To make the dressing:

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, anchovy paste, garlic and pepper in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour.

To make the croutons:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  2. In large bowl, combine the olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and garlic. Microwave for 20 seconds.
  3. Add the bread cubes and stir to coat.
  4. Lay the bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake until golden brown, 10-15 minutes.

To make the salad:

  1. Combine the shrimp with the 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the shrimp and cook until pink on both sides. Remove from heat.
  3. Place the lettuce in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Add the shrimp, croutons and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes:

adapted from Cooking Light

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 332
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 1517 mg
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 14 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 22 g
  • Cholesterol: 173 mg

Keywords: shrimp caesar salad