Shrimp and Olive Salad

Shrimp and Olive Salad Ingredients

  1. Shrimp peeled 250-300 grams
  2. Fresh tomatoes 2 pieces
  3. Pitted olives or olives 80 grams
  4. Fresh parsley or dill 1 bunch
  5. Olive oil 2 tablespoons
  6. Lime or lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon (or to taste)
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Ground black pepper to taste
  • Main ingredients: Shrimp, Tomato
  • Serving 2 servings
  • World CuisineItalian Cuisine


Kitchen knife, cutting board, saucepan, colander, tablespoon, salad bowl, plate for serving dishes.

Making shrimp and olives salad:

Step 1: boil the shrimp.

Boil some water in a saucepan and add the shrimp there, you do not need to defrost them first. Cook seafood for 3-5 minutes, not more. Then throw them in a colander and wait for the excess water to drain. To taste when cooking shrimp, you can add bay leaf or a few peas of allspice to the water.

Step 2: cut the tomatoes.

Rinse the tomatoes thoroughly under warm running water. Dry them by wiping with a clean kitchen towel or disposable paper napkins. Cut the vegetables into small cubes, remembering to cut out the place from which the stalk used to grow.

Step 3: cut the olives.

Cut the olives as you like best. For example, they can be made smaller by chopping the ingredient with cubes or circles, but I prefer that this component stand out against the general background, and either leave the olives whole, or simply divide them into halves.

Step 4: prepare the greens.

Rinse and shake the greens. Cut the stems, and chop the leaves very carefully with a regular kitchen knife.

Step 5: mix and season the shrimp and olives salad.

Put all the ingredients in a salad bowl. Add salt, black pepper and mix thoroughly. Now pour all the lemon juice, you can buy, well, it is better to squeeze it out of half the fruit, holding a tablespoon of seeds so that they do not fall into the salad. Mix all the ingredients again and add the olive oil. That's all, the salad is ready, you can start serving it on the table.

Step 6: serve shrimp and olives salad.

Salad with shrimp and olives is served immediately after preparation, or by insisting it for several hours in the refrigerator. You do not need to add anything additional to it. After all, the dish itself is not only hearty, but also has a rich palette of tastes. So eat on health.
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- To diversify the taste of the salad and play with it, use stuffed olives or olives for its preparation.

- If you do not have the opportunity to use already peeled shrimp, do not worry, doing it yourself is not so difficult. First you need to cook seafood, then tear off your head with your hands, and then carefully remove the carapace by pulling the shrimp's tail.

- Sometimes it is recommended to add salty cheese to this salad, for example, cheese cut into small squares.

- Also, if you have such an opportunity, you can add avocado or fresh bell pepper to this salad.

- The salad only tastes better if you hold it in the refrigerator for several hours. So you can, for example, just cook it yourself for breakfast in the evening.