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Cucumber Shrimp Peanut Salad + Video

by Heather

This cucumber shrimp peanut salad is packed with delicious flavor, the best crunch from Pure Flavor ® Mini Cucumbers, and loaded with protein thanks to shrimp!  Healthy fat from avocado rounds out this amazing lunch or dinner.  You’re going to want to keep making this salad on repeat because it is that good!

Thank you to Pure Flavor for sponsoring this post.

Cucumber Shrimp Peanut Salad

Cucumber shrimp peanut salad

Do you have a favorite food?  Here are a few of mine… eggs, cucumber and peanut sauce.  Any time I eat these three I am a happy camper.  Today we are knocking out 2 of my favorites and pairing them with a couple of other amazing ingredients – shrimp and avocado!

Have you tried mini cucumbers before?  They come with the most amazing crunch and flavor!  They are 100% my new favorite cucumber.

Mini Cucumbers

Mini Cucumbers

First off, aren’t they super cute?  My kids happily grabbed them from the bag and chomped away… as did I.  Pure Flavor’s mini cucumbers are one of our new favorites, and I’m so excited to partner with this company!

Pure Flavor is committed to supporting healthier lifestyles by providing greenhouse-grown vegetables that meet exceptional quality standards.  I am always team more veggies, so I can definitely get behind this mission!

If you’re looking for an easy way to add more veggies in, join me in celebrating your #LoveForFresh with Pure Flavor and enter for your chance to win great prizes at: www.pure-flavor.com/loveforfresh

Cucumber Shrimp Peanut Salad

It comes together in three easy steps

To create this dish, you first start with the shrimp.  Shrimp cooks super quickly, so after a little seasoning, we pop them in the oven and they’re done cooking up in 10 minutes.  

Next, make the easy peanut dressing.  This is as simple as whisking together a handful of ingredients.  Don’t want to whisk?  Shake it up or even blend it in a mini blender!

Lastly, give the cucumber a quick chop, dice the avocado and mix everything together!

Friends, this is one of my favorite meals I’ve ever made… and I’ve made a lot of food!  Unless you don’t like shrimp, cucumber and peanut sauce (like my husband… his loss), you will love this meal!

Cucumber Shrimp Peanut Salad

What makes it a healthy choice?

Veggie loaded – hello mini cucumbers!

Protein packed – thank you shrimp!

Healthy fats – yes to avocado!

Flavor forward – peanut sauce never disappoints!

Cucumber Shrimp Peanut Salad

Here’s what you need to make cucumber shrimp peanut salad

  • Jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Avocado oil
  • Sea salt
  • Garlic granules
  • Pepper
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Rice vinegar
  • Coconut aminos
  • Maple syrup
  • Sriracha
  • Ground ginger
  • Mini cucumbers
  • Avocado
  • Dry roasted peanuts
  • Basil
Cucumber Shrimp Peanut Salad

How to make it cucumber shrimp peanut salad

  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 400 degree F.  In a bowl combine the shrimp, avocado oil, garlic granules, sea salt and pepper.  Toss to combine.  Place shrimp on a rimmed baking sheet with a little space between each shrimp.  Bake for 10 minutes, or until the shrimp is opaque, and set aside to cool.
  2. Make the peanut dressing by combining the peanut butter, rice vinegar, coconut aminos, maple syrup, sriracha, garlic granules, ground ginger and water together.  Whisk until combined, shake in a mason with a lid, or blend in a mini blender.
  3. Dice the mini cucumbers into bite size pieces.  Peel and dice the avocado.  To make the salad, mix together the cucumber, avocado, shrimp and half the peanut dressing  Add more dressing as needed. To serve, top with basil and peanuts. Enjoy!

Need substitutions?  Try these:

  • Don’t have shrimp?  Baked chicken breast would be a tasty alternative!  
  • Want more veggies?  Add in shredded carrot.  You could even serve this over a bed of lettuce!
  • Looking to add carbohydrates?  Serve with your favorite rice, or mix in rice noodles.

Here’s how the how to in video form!

Cucumber Shrimp Peanut Salad

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Cucumber Shrimp Peanut Salad

Cucumber Shrimp Peanut Salad

This cucumber shrimp peanut salad is packed with delicious flavor, the best crunch from mini cucumbers, and loaded with protein thanks to shrimp!  Healthy fat from avocado rounds out this amazing lunch or dinner.  You’re going to want to keep making this salad on repeat because it is that good!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: cucumber, peanut sauce, salad, shrimp
Servings: 4
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Shrimp Ingredients

  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (defrosted if using frozen)
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Peanut Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1/4 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

Salad Ingredients

  • 4 Pure Flavor ® Mini Cucumbers
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, minced

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating the oven to 400 degree F.  In a bowl combine the shrimp, avocado oil, garlic granules, sea salt and pepper.  Toss to combine.  Place shrimp on a rimmed baking sheet with a little space between each shrimp.  Bake for 10 minutes, or until the shrimp is opaque, and set aside to cool.
  • Make the peanut dressing by combining the peanut butter, rice vinegar, coconut aminos, maple syrup, sriracha, garlic granules, ground ginger and water together.  Whisk until combined, shake in a mason with a lid, or blend in a mini blender.
    diced cucumber and avocado
  • Dice the mini cucumbers into bite size pieces.  Peel and dice the avocado.  To make the salad, mix together the cucumber, avocado, shrimp and half the peanut dressing  Add more dressing as needed. To serve, top with basil and peanuts. Enjoy!
    Cucumber Shrimp Peanut Salad

Did you make this recipe? Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood and use the hashtag #fitmamarealfood on Instagram so I can see what you’re making!

Cucumber Shrimp Peanut Salad

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XO

Heather

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