Gulf Coast Shrimp Caprese Salad

Gulf Coast Shrimp Caprese Salad

This meld of flavors strikes a perfect balance—it's light and refreshing, but completely satisfying.

Serves: 4 Save

Ingredients (15)

Marinade and Shrimp

  • 3 T Olive Oil
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • ¼ tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 lb Peeled and Deveined Shrimp

Salad and Dressing

  • 2 cup Chopped Tomato
  • 8 Basil Leaves
  • 6 oz Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 1 Lime
  • ½ tsp White Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. To prepare marinade, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil and next six ingredients (oil through pepper) in a mixing bowl. Whisk well. Add shrimp and stir to coat well. Let marinate 15 minutes. Drain, discarding marinade.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. When hot, add shrimp and cook 2 minutes on each side or until shrimp is done. Do not overcook. Remove shrimp from pan.
  3. To prepare salad, combine tomatoes, basil and cheese in a salad bowl. Mix well. Combine olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, salt and pepper in a measuring cup. Whisk and pour over tomato mixture. Toss. Divide among 4 serving plates and top with shrimp.