Our colourful tomato arugula salad with shrimp brings the flavours of summer to the table! It’s loaded with fresh greens, a selection of mini tomatoes, topped with a mild walnut oil vinaigrette and shrimps in a spicy sour cream dressing. Sherry and hot English mustard add extra zing to the dressing, and it’s important to give the shrimp a few hours to marinate to take on the flavour. This tomato arugula salad is a great light lunch or dinner, and makes a tasty side dish for BBQ.

Enjoy the freshness of this tomato arugula salad and watch our video recipe to learn how this dish is made!

Make the most of vibrant summer produce with this flavour-packed tomato arugula salad with shrimp! Serve the salad as a side for BBQ, a starter as part of dinner or as a light meal. #tomatoes #arugula #salad| countryhillcottage.com

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Make the most of vibrant summer produce with this flavour-packed tomato arugula salad with shrimp! Serve the salad as a side for BBQ, a starter as part of dinner or as a light meal. #tomatoes #arugula #salad| countryhillcottage.com
Make the most of vibrant summer produce with this flavour-packed tomato arugula salad with shrimp! Serve the salad as a side for BBQ, a starter as part of dinner or as a light meal. #tomatoes #arugula #salad| countryhillcottage.com

Tomato Arugula Salad with Shrimp

If preferred, you can swap the basil for parsley, or add tarragon instead. You can also replace the shrimp with one cooked or roasted chicken breast.

Prep Time: 30 min

Marinade: 2 – 3 hours

Servings: 4 – 6

Materials

For the salad

  • 250 g (9 oz) arugula
  • 300 g (2 cups) cherry tomatoes in different colours
  • 300 g (10.5 oz) shrimp, peeled and deveined

 

For the sour cream dressing

  • 200 g sour cream
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dry sherry (Leave the sherry out if the salad is served to kids.)
  • 1 tsp Hot English mustard or Dijon mustard
  • a handful fresh basil washed and chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Tabasco

 

For the vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp walnut oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt
  • black pepper

Instructions

1) Marinade the shrimp

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, lemon juice, sherry, mustard, and basil. Season with salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce according to your taste. Stir in the shrimp, cover with clingfilm (plastic/saran wrap) and let marinate in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours.

 

2) Prep the vegetables

Thoroughly wash and dry the arugula and remove the stems and any wilted parts. Wash the tomatoes and cut in half or quarters. Set aside.

 

3) Mix the vinaigrette

In a small mixing bowl, whisk the walnut oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

 

4) Serve the salad

To serve the salad, layer the arugula and tomatoes on a large serving plate. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and top with the shrimp and sour cream dressing. Sprinkle with the extra cress. Serve immediately with warm bread or baguette.

Serving tip: You can also serve the salad on individual plates.

Difficulty: intermediate

Materials: tomatoes, arugula, shrimp, sour cream, basil

Make the most of vibrant summer produce with this flavour-packed tomato arugula salad with shrimp! Serve the salad as a side for BBQ, a starter as part of dinner or as a light meal. #tomatoes #arugula #salad| countryhillcottage.com
Make the most of vibrant summer produce with this flavour-packed tomato arugula salad with shrimp! Serve the salad as a side for BBQ, a starter as part of dinner or as a light meal. #tomatoes #arugula #salad| countryhillcottage.com
Make the most of vibrant summer produce with this flavour-packed tomato arugula salad with shrimp! Serve the salad as a side for BBQ, a starter as part of dinner or as a light meal. #tomatoes #arugula #salad| countryhillcottage.com
Make the most of vibrant summer produce with this flavour-packed tomato arugula salad with shrimp! Serve the salad as a side for BBQ, a starter as part of dinner or as a light meal. #tomatoes #arugula #salad| countryhillcottage.com

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