Roasted Cajun Shrimp Salad

This is my roasted Cajun shrimp salad made with toppings from a sheet pan of roasted Cajun shrimp. While the shrimps were roasting in the oven, I prepared the romaine lettuce and made a Cajun vinaigrette salad dressing.

Roasted Cajun Shrimp Salad Recipe

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Sheet Pan Cajun Shrimp Recipe
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Roasted Cajun Shrimp Salad Recipe
Here’s a close up of my sheet pan of Cajun shrimp with cherry tomatoes and red onions. The sheet pan takes only about 12 minutes of roasting in the oven, which is more than enough time for me to prep the salad.

Cajun Vinaigrette Recipe

And this is my homemade Cajun vinaigrette. It is an appetizing balance of hot, spicy, sour & mildly sweet flavours. Homemade means being able to tweak the heat (cayenne pepper), sour tang (white wine vinegar) & sweetness (honey or maple syrup) to suit one’s taste buds. This time, I made my salad dressing hotter than usual, since I am having this salad all to myself :)

Roasted Cajun Shrimp Salad

The sheet pan Cajun shrimp in step 1 of this recipe occupies half a standard oven baking tray and serves 1-2. To serve 3-4, use a standard sized sheet tray for the shrimps, and increase the salad ingredients accordingly.

This salad is great for eating light or as a starters salad. For more fullness, you can add a carb such as quinoa or brown rice and more toppings (such as cucumber, chickpeas or avocado) to make this a one-dish salad grain bowl.


Ingredients for Salad:

  • 1 serving (50-80g) chopped romaine lettuce washed and spinned dry
  • 50g canned or tetra-pak cooked corn kernels drained

(A) Cajun Vinaigrette Dressing:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (evoo)
  • 1/2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (or 2 cloves minced garlic)
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper powder for extra heat; to taste
  • 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning optional
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar to taste
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup to taste
  • 5 drops lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped Italian parsley
  • pinch of salt to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Make sheet pan shrimp. Follow this recipe to make sheet pan Cajun shrimp.
  2. Prepare salad bowls. Add romaine lettuce to a large salad bowl. Top the bowl with the roasted contents (shrimp, cherry tomato, red onion) from the sheet pan, as well as corn kernels.
  3. Make Cajun vinaigrette dressing. In a small bowl, add (A) and whisk to combine. Season to taste.