Pesto Shrimp and Pepperoni Salad

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This Pesto Shrimp and Pepperoni Salad is so heart and flavorful, it's a meal in itself!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
pesto shrimp and pepperoni salad with lemon garlic vinaigrette

This Pesto Shrimp and Pepperoni Salad is so heart and flavorful, it’s a meal in itself!

pesto shrimp and pepperoni salad with lemon garlic vinaigrette - It Is a Keeper

Hi! It’s Clare from Happy Eater again bringing you a delicious summer salad recipe! Now that summer is just around the corner, turning on the oven or stove for long periods of time is no longer a pleasant option. A hearty salad is just what we need!

My Pesto Shrimp and Pepperoni Salad recipe is tossed in a homemade lemon garlic vinaigrette, pulling the flavors together to create a guaranteed crowd pleaser!

pesto shrimp and pepperoni salad with lemon garlic vinaigrette - It Is a Keeper

You’ll love how the pesto, pepperoni, and lemon garlic vinaigrette mix with the veggies to create a fresh summer flavor that will keep you full and happy!

pesto shrimp and pepperoni salad with lemon garlic vinaigrette - It Is a Keeper

This recipe, along with the others from my Recipes page on Happy Eater, is grain and dairy free. If you like this recipe, you should check out my Paleo Shrimp and “Grits” and Pina Colada Chicken.

Summer will be here before you know it, so it’s time to start getting creative in the kitchen.

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Pesto Shrimp and Pepperoni Salad

pesto shrimp and pepperoni salad with lemon garlic vinaigrette

Pesto Shrimp and Pepperoni Salad with Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

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Servings: 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon pesto sauce optional

Salad

  • 1 lb organic pepperoni slices
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons of of basil pesto divided
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups pico de gallo
  • 1 1/2 large orange bell peppers sliced
  • 5-6 cups large bed of mixed baby greens

Instructions

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor.
  • Pulse until ingredients are well mixed.
  • Set aside in a small bowl.

Salad

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Place pepperoni slices in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until crispy.
  • Dab fat with a paper towel and set aside to cool.
  • Heat coconut oil over medium heat in a skillet.
  • Toss shrimp in salt and pepper.
  • Cook in skillet until pink all the way through, about three minutes on each side.
  • Move to a medium sized mixing bowl and toss with one tablespoon basil pesto.
  • Place lettuce in a large mixing or serving bowl. Cover with pico de gallo, bell peppers, and shrimp.
  • Crumble pepperoni over salad.
  • Pour lemon garlic vinaigrette and remaining basil pesto onto salad and toss.
  • Allow salad to chill in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
  • Serve cold and enjoy!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 847kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 70g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 324mg | Sodium: 3011mg | Potassium: 413mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1680IU | Vitamin C: 58.7mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 3.7mg

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