Grilled Shrimp Salad with Fresh Dill Dressing is a big hit at our picnics and barbecues.  It is super easy to make.  Shrimp takes less time to marinate and less time to cook than most any other meat, chicken or fish.  Many people don’t marinate shrimp at all, choosing to just brush on flavorings during the grilling process, but marinating does give the shrimp extra zestiness.  Give yourself at least a half an hour of marinating time.  Marinate the shrimp while you are preparing the rest of the food for your grilling adventure.  Once the shrimp is marinated, make the dressing.  You may or may not decide to use all of the dressing for the grilled shrimp salad.  If you have extra, I would recommend using it for other salads or add it to soups or stews.  I also would use a heaping spoonful of the dressing to cook eggs and/or potatoes.

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Fresh Dill Dressing

The protein that is in the shrimp makes this salad a complete meal, but I like to have other grilled delicacies with it.  It goes wonderfully with grilled Portobello mushrooms, Grilled Swordfish with Lemon Parsley Topping (if you are looking for a seafood theme) or Greek Lamb, Tomato and Onion Kebabs (if you are looking for a surf and turf theme).  This also pairs nicely with Orange Lemon Potatoes or a Mediterranean Fried Potato, Tomato and Arugula Salad (if you are looking for multiple salads).

Here are some more of my favorite grilling recipes:

Chicken Souvlaki with Grilled French Bread and Tzatziki

Lebanese Grilled Corn with Cinnamon and Cumin

Grilled Marinated Summer Vegetables

Grilled Caesar Salad

Dill Butter and Olive Oil Blend (for brushing on corn and other vegetables while grilling).

Here are some of my favorite foods to accompany foods from the grill:

Tomato Slices with Feta Cheese and Fresh Herbs 

Cilantro Corn Salsa with Jalapeño and Lime (Spain)

Quinoa Salad with Cucumber and Olives

Warm Red Bliss Potato Salad with Artichokes, Capers and Lemony Dill Vinaigrette

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Fresh Dill Dressing



Grilled Shrimp Salad with Fresh Dill Dressing

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Fresh Dill Dressing

Bill Bradley
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 415 kcal


  • 1 pound shrimp, shelled and de-veined


  • 1/2 juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, de-stemmed and chopped
  • 1/2 juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 2 Tomatoes, sliced into salad wedges
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced into long strips
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced into long strips
  • 1/4 small red onion, sliced in half and then thin rounds


  • Add the marinade to the shrimp in a bowl or Ziploc bag. Stir or shake well and let the shrimp marinate for at least half an hour (up to 2 hours) in the refrigerator.
  • Prepare the salad dressing by adding the dressing ingredients to a jar and shaking.
  • Prepare the salad in a colorful salad bowl.
  • Grill the shrimp on a medium hot grill. Cook on both sides to desired taste (I usually grill a few minutes on each side). Try not to flip the shrimp too many times.
  • Top the salad with grilled shrimp and pour on dressing. Serve immediately.


Calories: 415kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 30gSodium: 304mgPotassium: 577mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2031IUVitamin C: 115mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
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About the Author: Bill Bradley, R.D.
Bill’s passion is to live and teach the principles of good food, generosity, and how to open our hearts while we take care of ourselves and others. More →
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