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Mediterranean Cucumber Salad with Shrimp

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

Indulge in the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean with our refreshing Cucumber Salad with Shrimp recipe. Crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and zesty lemon combine with aromatic herbs and spices to create a tantalizing dish. Topped off with succulent boiled shrimp, this salad is a delightful balance of lightness and satisfaction. Prepare to be transported to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean with every bite!

Serving Suggestions/Tips:

Serve the Mediterranean Cucumber Salad with Shrimp chilled for maximum freshness.

Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or dill for an added burst of flavor.

Pair it with crusty bread or pita chips for a complete meal.

Enjoy it as a light lunch or a refreshing appetizer before a main course.



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Light Meal Side Easy Shrimp Main-Meal Moderate Seafood Dairy-free Gluten-free Nut-free Egg-free Low-carb Keto-friendly Paleo-friendly Mediterranean diet High-protein Low-calorie Healthy Clean eating Whole foods Weight loss Diabetic-friendly Heart-healthy Anti-inflammatory Fiber-rich Vitamin-rich Iron-rich Omega-3 fatty acids Calcium-rich Potassium-rich Antioxidant-rich Immune-boosting Digestive-friendly Low-sodium Summer recipe Quick and easy


  • 2 large cucumbers, sliced

  • 1 small red onion, diced

  • 1 large tomato, diced

  • juice of 2 lemons

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • ¼ tbsp basil

  • ¼ tbsp cumin

  • 1/8 tbsp coriander

  • 1/8 tbsp oregano

  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

  • ½ lb boiled shrimp, peeled


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers, diced red onion, and diced tomato.

  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, basil, cumin, coriander, oregano, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your taste.

  3. Pour the dressing over the cucumber, onion, and tomato mixture. Toss gently to coat the vegetables evenly with the dressing.

  4. Add the peeled boiled shrimp to the salad and toss again, ensuring the shrimp is evenly distributed.

  5. Allow the salad to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together.

  6. Once chilled, take the salad out of the refrigerator and give it a final toss.

  7. Serve the Mediterranean Cucumber Salad with Shrimp as a refreshing and light meal. Enjoy!


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