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Chopped Salad with Shrimp and Curry Dressing

Chopped Salad with Shrimp and Curry Dressing

Chopped salads of all kinds are always a huge hit, and this one certainly delivers as well! Packed with highly nutritious ingredients like purple kale, Napa cabbage, shrimp, avocado and bell pepper, it’s an easy way to experience what Paleo is all about and to get back to the basics with your diet.

We decided to top this salad with a creamy coconut curry dressing. The dressing has a nice kick to it and adds a nice portion of healthy fats from the coconut milk. We also found that the mango in the salad contrasts especially well with the dressing. Or course, if you’re not a fan of curry spices, you can always substitute with any other homemade dressing. This almond dressing and this spicy dressing are two great options.

Enjoy this refreshing salad outside on a warm sunny day, or have it at work by bringing some of the dressing in a separate airtight container.

Chopped Salad with Shrimp and Curry Dressing Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 25 min.Cooking time COOK: 4 min.


Protein: 21g / %

Carbs: 32g / %

Fat: 24g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 bunch purple kale, stems removed and chopped
  • 6-8 leaves Napa cabbage, chopped
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 2 mangos, diced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1⁄3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Ingredients for the coconut curry dressing

  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 1⁄2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • Sea salt to taste
Chopped salad preparation


  1. Whisk all of the ingredients for the dressing into a medium bowl.
  2. Taste and adjust the seasoning if desired.
  3. Place the dressing in the refrigerator while prepping the rest of the salad.
  4. In a large salad bowl, combine the kale, cabbage, carrot, bell pepper, avocado, mango, green onion, and cilantro.
  5. Toss to mix well and set aside.
  6. Heat a large skillet with the ghee or coconut oil over a medium-high heat.
  7. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and add shrimp to the skillet.
  8. Cook 1.5 – 2 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are opaque in the center.
  9. Place top shrimp on top of the salad, drizzle with the desired amount of dressing and serve.
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