Let’s talk about lunch.  I know that it can be hard to eat a delicious, easy lunch when you are on the go.  This buffalo shrimp salad takes about 10 minutes to make and is simple to throw together for a quick, healthy lunch.  This is only 3 Freestyle points per serving on Weight Watchers.

A close up image of the Buffalo Shrimp Salad recipe shown on a white plate.  You can see the buffalo shrimp, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers and cheese.  There is a small white bowl of ranch on the plate as well.

Did you know that shrimp is healthy on Weight Watchers?  I have known this.  But I still don’t eat it as often as I should…and I just don’t quite understand why.  

What I really love about shrimp is that it takes on the flavors of whatever you are using.  

Like this buffalo shrimp salad.  The shrimp doesn’t have that shrimp taste that you might expect when you think of shrimp.  

A close up image of the Buffalo Shrimp Salad recipe shown on a white plate.  You can see the buffalo shrimp, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers and cheese.  There is a small white bowl of ranch on the plate as well.

It it packed with flavor and tastes amazing – much better than that fishy taste shrimp usually has.

The buffalo shrimp is unexpected.  I mean, how many times have you had buffalo shrimp before?  

I know that I haven’t had it often enough, but I know that I will start to eat more buffalo shrimp simply because this recipe is delicious and easy to make.

A close up image of the Buffalo Shrimp Salad recipe shown on a white plate.  You can see the buffalo shrimp, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers and cheese.  There is a small white bowl of ranch on the plate as well.

To make this buffalo shrimp salad:

Place the shrimp in a strainer with a bowl filled with water inside it.  Soak for 10 minutes with cold water and then dump the water and refill for another 10 minutes.

Heat a medium sized skillet to medium heat.  In a small bowl, mix the thawed shrimp with the chili powder and paprika with the buffalo sauce.

Add the sauced shrimp to the heated skillet and cook for about 10 minutes, turning a few times to make sure it’s cooked through.  Add the cooked shrimp to your assembled salad.  Serve immediately with a side of light ranch, if desired.

What are your favorite lunch recipes?

A close up image of the Buffalo Shrimp Salad recipe shown on a white plate. You can see the buffalo shrimp, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers and cheese. There is a small white bowl of ranch on the plate as well.

Buffalo Shrimp Salad

This recipe is 3 Freestyle points per serving, 1 cup shrimp.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Seafood
Servings 2 servings
Calories 241 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound jumbo frozen shrimp peeled and deveined, thawed
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups lettuce chopped
  • 1 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber chopped

Instructions
 

  • Place the shrimp in a strainer with a bowl filled with water inside it.  Soak for 10 minutes with cold water and then dump the water and refill for another 10 minutes.  
  • Heat a medium sized skillet to medium heat.  In a small bowl, mix the thawed shrimp with the chili powder and paprika with the buffalo sauce.  
  • Add the sauced shrimp to the heated skillet and cook for about 10 minutes, turning a few times to make sure it’s cooked through.  Add the cooked shrimp to your assembled salad.  Serve immediately with a side of light ranch, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 13.2gProtein: 35.5gFat: 5.5gSaturated Fat: 2.1gCholesterol: 293mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 4.7gVitamin A: 3500IUVitamin C: 12.4mg
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