Peanut Carrot Salad with Spicy Shrimp

Peanut Carrot Salad with Spicy Shrimp


Adapted from my dear friend Jessica's Low So Good CookbookCarrot Vegetable Noodle Salad with Spicy Shrimp


  • 5 medium carrots

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup lemon tahini dressing (I used tahini and a squeeze of lemon juice)

  • 4 oz snow peas, washed and trimmed

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 red fresno chile

  • 1/2 jalapeño chile, seeded and thinly sliced (optional)

  • 1/4 cup chopped basil

  • 1/4 cup cilantro

  • 1 tsp salt-free garlic powder

  • 1 tsp salt-free chipotle chile powder or salt-free chile powder

  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 12 extra-large frozen shrimp with tails, thawed, peeled and deveined

  • Coconut oil for grilling

  • 1/4 cup salt-free chopped peanuts

  • 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges


  1. Use a vegetable peeler to make carrot ribbons. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add 1/4 cup of the dressing. Toss to coat well; taste and add more dressing, if desired. Add the snow peas, green onions, fresno chile, jalapeño, basil and cilantro. Set aside.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the garlic powder, chipotle chile powder, and pepper until combined. Add the shrimp and toss until coated with spice rub.

  3. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a large sauce pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in batches, and cook on both sides until nicely seared and the shrimp are pink (about 3 minutes per side). Remove the shrimp to a plate and set aside. Repeat until all shrimp are cooked.

  4. Serve the salad, with the shrimp and garnish with peanuts and lime wedges.