Shrimp Creole makes a tasty addition to any dish, but when you add it to a Cobb salad you get an impressive array of ingredients that are both flavorful and delicious! This is more than a salad, this is a MEAL!
Every once in awhile we have weeks where we eat really bad food. Sometimes it is because we are traveling or sometimes it is because we are running around between all the kid activities and making dinner isn’t an option. Sometimes, I feel too lazy to cook.
Without fail, these weeks of gluttony are followed by a week of clean eating. I want barley, quinoa, and big, fat salads! My kids aren’t fans of salads, but a Cobb salad is different. A Cobb salad is a salad that eats like a meal!
This Cobb salad has a little Louisianna flavor with it’s Creole shrimp and andouille sausage! This salad is fun to make and fun to eat.
What Is A Cobb Salad?
A typical Cobb salad is made up of mixed greens, tomatoes, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, diced chicken, avocados, and a vinaigrette.
But the truth is, you can turn anything into a Cobb salad!
What is Shrimp Creole?
Shrimp Creole is also a Louisianna dish that features shrimp simmered in a blend of vegetables, tomato sauce, hot sauce, and Cajun seasoning. It is often served over rice. It is a Cajun classic!
What Do I Need To Make This Cobb Salad?
- Bunch of mixed greens
- Cherry tomatoes
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Shredded cheddar
- Cooked bacon
- Crumbled feta cheese
- Cooked andouille sausage
- Cajun seasoning
- Dijon Mustard
- Honey (spicey honey)
- Apple cider vinegar
- Salt to taste
How To Make This Shimp Creole Cobb Salad
STEP ONE – Melt butter in a large skillet that has been placed over medium heat. Toss shrimp with Cajun seasoning and add the shrimp t the skillet. Cook until the shrimp are pink. Do not overcook.
STEP TWO – Place the greens in a large bowl or on a serving platter. Arrange the tomatoes, chopped eggs, shredded cheese, chopped cook bacon, diced avocado, feta, and sausage over the greens. Add the cooked shrimp.
STEP THREE – For the dressing, whisk together the mustard, honey, and vinegar. Season dressing with salt to taste. Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving.
Shrimp Creole Cobb Salad Recipe Tips
I used a bag of mixed greens but you could use any lettuce you prefer! Romaine lettuce is a classic choice, but you could easily use spinach, arugula, or even kale.
I LOVE using the colorful cherry tomatoes, you can use all red or even chopped Roma tomatoes.
Feel free to add vegetables like bell peppers or chopped green onions!
I used frozen and thawed shrimp with tails on, so they only need 1-2 minutes to heat through. You can use gulf shrimp, salad shrimp, or raw shrimp.
Creole seasoning can be used in place of the Cajun seasoning. Most grocery stores will carry some sort of blend.
Smoked sausage can be used in place of the andouille sausage.
You can skip the feta cheese and add more shredded cheddar or even Monterey Jack cheese.
I used hot honey for the dressing, but regular honey is fine….ad a few dashes of hot sauce if you want to spice things up!
A Cobb salad is my favorite salad when I want to feel like I am eating a full meal and not just something that should be served on the side. This version has lots of flavor and spice and the dressing is tangy and sweet. I hope you lovee this salad as much as I do!
- 1 bunch of mixed greens
- 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
- 1 cup shredded cheddar
- 5 strips cooked bacon, chopped
- 1 avocado, diced
- 2 oz crumbled feta cheese
- 1 13.75 oz cooked andouille sausage
- 1 lb shrimp
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- ¼ cup dijon
- ¼ cup honey (spicey honey)
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- Salt to taste
- Melt butter in a large skillet that has been placed over medium heat. Toss shrimp with Cajun seasoning and add the shrimp t the skillet. Cook until the shrimp are pink. Do not overcook.
- Place the greens in a large bowl or on a serving platter. Arrange the tomatoes, chopped eggs, shredded cheese, chopped cook bacon, diced avocado, feta, and sausage over the greens. Add the cooked shrimp.
- For the dressing, whisk together the mustard, honey, and vinegar. Season dressing with salt to taste. Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving.
Honey mustard makes the dressing especially flavorful. But regular honey and a dash of hot sauce work just as well.
Amount Per Serving Calories 909Total Fat 62gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 32gCholesterol 459mgSodium 3516mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 5gSugar 21gProtein 57g