Shrimp Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing #SundaySupper

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Summertime means time for outdoor fun. Turn the oven off, fire up the grill. Eggs are a big part of my summer meals. From quick, light dinner salads to potluck potato salads and ice cream. Food safety is always a concern of mine.
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One of my favorite ways to use eggs is in salad dressings. Since salads are such a big part of my summer meals, I’m always looking for new combinations. I love the taste of fresh basil and lemon. Together they make a smashing good dressing for my favorite salad protein, shrimp! Using pasteurized eggs takes the worry about Salmonella out of my creamy style dressings. Of course I keep normal food safety precautions for prep, transport and storage in mind.

Keeping meals simple in summer frees up more time to enjoy the best seasonal activities. Toss cooked shrimp in the Lemon Basil Dressing. Serve on a bed of greens with your favorite garnish. I added red pepper slices and tomatoes. Drizzle with dressing and serve!

Lemon Basil Shrimp Salad Dressing Ingredients

Davidson's Pasteurized Egg
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Shrimp Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing
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  • 1 lb cooked shrimp
  • 1 5-ounce bag mixed greens
  • 1 ripe tomato, wedged
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  • 4 Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon champagne vinegar
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Arrange greens, tomatoes and pepper pieces on a salad plate.
  2. Place dressing ingredients in a blender. Puree about a minute until egg and oil emulsifies.
  3. Place shrimp in a bowl. Drizzle with dressing. Stir to coat.
  4. Place shrimp on salad.
  5. Drizzle salad with remaining dressing.

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50 Responses to Shrimp Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing #SundaySupper

  1. Renee says:

    You made that salad just for me didn’t you? Sure you did. I can’t wait to try it, especially the dressing. Mmmm….
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  9. Nichole C says:

    I love light, flavorful dressings like this, Cindy. I can’t wait to try it!
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  12. I love this lemon basil dressing!!! what a great way to use the safe eggs! Pinned and can’t wait to try this! LOVE!
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  14. Oh Cindy I just love the dressing! Your salad looks just amazing!!!
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  15. Ohh does this sound like heaven to me it all my favorites!!!
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  16. Katie says:

    Your lemon basil dressing sounds absolutely stellar! I think I need to make a batch for myself immediately!
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  17. Pretty (and pretty delicious!) summer salad!
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  18. Your dressing sounds divine with the fresh basil and lemon and now it is SAFE to eat, too! Time to go out and play since dinner will be such a breeze to put together.
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  19. Liz says:

    Cindy, I love everything about this recipe!!! Gorgeous, tasty and perfect for a hot summer’s meal!!!

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  21. This looks great Cindy! I”m so excited to try using the eggs to make salad dressings. I love that you don’t have to worry about using the raw eggs.
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  22. I love using champagne vinegar. If I can find a store that sells Davidson’s eggs, I am making your dressing. I” check the store locator link in your post. Thanks cindy.
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  24. This is such a great recipe! LOVE it!!
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  25. cheri says:

    Hi Cindy, what a great dish, looks like the shrimp are cooked perfectly.
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  27. Except for occasionally in a Caesar’s dressing, I confess I’ve never used eggs in my salad dressing. Now that I know about Davidson’s, I’m going to take the plunge with your recipe. It looks so fresh!!
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  28. Shaina says:

    This salad is so great for the summer months. Full of bright refreshing flavors and colors!
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  29. What a beautiful salad. The dressing sounds delicious!
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  30. Alida says:

    This lemon basil dressing sound amazing with champagne vinegar (one of my favorites) What a beautiful salad!
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  31. This looks and sounds so incredibly fresh! Perfect for the summer!
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  32. I agree – I love eating simple dinners like this in the summer so that we’re not spending our evenings cooking and doing dishes – we can spend them going on bike rides. OK, maybe they’re bike rides to the ice cream shop 😉
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  33. Hezzi-D says:

    This salad looks gorgeous! The dressing sounds so light and refreshing!
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  34. Susan says:

    I just love this salad! From the plump shrimp to that basil lemon dressing. It’s perfect for the summer.
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