Shrimp, Cucumber, and Watermelon Salad

A great light shrimp salad for a summer meal

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings



  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ½ medium lemon, zested and juiced


  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 3 tablespoons blackened seasoning, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or as needed

  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled

  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon

  • 1 medium avocado, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds


  1. Whisk olive oil, mint, honey, lemon zest, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice together in a small bowl. Set dressing aside.

  2. Lightly dredge shrimp in blackened seasoning.

  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp in batches and cook until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, 1 to 2 minutes on each side.

  4. Use a spiralizer to create cucumber "noodles." Divide among 4 bowls. Top each with watermelon, avocado, feta cheese, and shrimp. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

You can cook the shrimp in vegetable oil instead of extra-virgin olive oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

510 Calories
31g Fat
19g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 510
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 360mg 120%
Sodium 1646mg 72%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 28mg 139%
Calcium 188mg 14%
Iron 7mg 36%
Potassium 900mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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