Simple and Healthy Shrimp Cucumber Salad

A Red Spatula
by A Red Spatula
4 servings
17 min

If you are looking for a light, healthy salad that is really flavorful, you just found it. This Simple and Healthy Shrimp Cucumber Salad is just like it sounds- easy to make and so delicious!

What Makes This Salad So Good?Is it such a great combination of flavors. I love the fresh shrimp combined with the crispy cucumbers, peppers, and tomatoes. All it is dressed with is fresh lemon juice and a few herbs. The beauty of this salad is in its simplicity.

This makes a great side dish or even a light healthy meal. This salad can go both ways. I love serving it with grilled meats, but also on its own when I am looking for something light.

It is a pretty salad. It has a really pretty variety of colors that make this salad really appealing.


  • Shrimp- I used a medium-sized shrimp, but you really can use size you like. We don't live coastal, so I always buy my shrimp frozen. I use peeled frozen shrimp. This is the freshest I can get it. I also buy the shrimp raw and cook it, but pre-cooked is an option as well. I will explain more in the notes section.
  • Cucumbers- I like to use English cucumbers, but any cucumbers you like are great.
  • Bell peppers- I used red and yellow peppers. They have a beautiful color and I love the crunch.
  • Tomatoes- These were added for color and also flavor. There is something about them in this salad.
  • Fresh lemon juice- Do not use concentrate, it is not the same!!
  • Olive oil- I didn't add much, but I really like the flavor in the salad.
  • Oregano- I like to use fresh, but I only had dried when this salad was photographed. Both work.
  • Salt, black pepper, red pepper- No need to overdo it on spices. These last 3 are all you need besides the oregano.

Simple and Healthy Shrimp Cucumber Salad
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 7 Minutes Total time: 17 min
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  • 3 cups cucumbers chopped
  • 1 pound medium-sized raw shrimp
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes I used grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1-3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

Bring about 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium-sized pan. Add the shrimp and cook for about 1-2 minutes. It won't take long. Otherwise, the shrimp will get rubbery.
Remove from the heat, drain, and rinse with cold water. I cut my shrimp in half, but you can also leave them whole if you like.
Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
That is it! The salad is done. I told you this would be easy!
A Red Spatula
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