Roasted Garlic Baja Shrimp Salad

Salad shrimp can really shine when prepared with a simple vinaigrette and chunky tomato, garlic and avocado.
Roasted Garlic Baja Shrimp Salad

Roasted Garlic Baja Shrimp Salad
by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Very Mexican with California style. This is really quick to put together and surprisingly delicious. You can serve as a salad on extra greens, or with corn chips as a salsa cruda.

This can be put together in just a few minutes if your garlic is already roasted. If you need a recipe for that, don’t panic. I have one right here:

Oven Roasted Garlic

The shrimp I used is the salad shrimp that is sold frozen in small bags for just a few dollars. You might not, at first thought, think there is a whole lot that can be done with those, but they can be very versatile. In all, this made a delicious dinner for two as a seafood salad that I would imagine costing quite a bit more, so do give this a try.

I hope you enjoy!


Roasted Garlic Baja Shrimp Salad

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Roasted Garlic Baja Shrimp Salad

  • 4 ounces frozen salad shrimp, thawed and drained of liquid
  • 1/2 cup diced roma or fresh red tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh yellow tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh orange tomato
  • 1/2 cup roasted garlic cloves
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1/2-1 fresh jalapeno, seeds removed and sliced (optional)
  • Zest from 1 fresh lemon
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon  toasted cumin seed
  • 2 leaves Boston lettuce (optional)
  • crackers or chips (optional)


  1. Place shrimp, tomato, garlic, avocado and jalapeno in a small bowl and mix gently with lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and cumin seed.
  2. Place salad in bowls on a leaf of Boston lettuce, if desired.
  3. Serve as a salad with crackers or toasts or with tortilla chips as a salsa cruda.

Roasted Garlic Baja Shrimp Salad

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