This creamy keto shrimp salad also contains cauliflower and black olives – which may sound weird at first, but I promise it is on of the most delicious low carb summer salads you can imagine! Give it a try and see for yourself!
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Growing up in a large family with little money, I don’t think I even tasted shrimp until I was in my early teens. The first time was in a shrimp pasta salad that I ate at a friend’s house down on the CT shore and I remember it to this day.
It was a simple salad recipe of penne pasta, shrimp, canned black olives, and mayonnaise. I was skeptical at first – though I was interested in trying shrimp, the black olives and mayonnaise dressing seemed like a weird combination to me.
Eventually, after I ate the more familiar hot dog and potato salad on my plate, I finally gave the shrimp salad a shot.
The shrimp itself was delicious, but I was also pleasantly surprised to find that the combination of shrimp, black olives, and mayonnaise was incredible!
That experience stuck with me as a culinary milestone even years later, not only because it was the first time I ever tasted shrimp, but also because it opened my eyes to experimenting with ingredients that wouldn’t typically be combined to make something new and interesting.
I’m not sure why, but I never attempted to make that shrimp salad recipe at home, nor did I ever have it again at anyone’s house. Then a few weeks ago I was brainstorming keto recipe ideas for the blog, and I remembered it.
I decided to finally make a keto shrimp salad, subbing cauliflower for the pasta and adding a few other flavors to bring it all together.
It was a huge hit! Forget about the fact that this keto shrimp salad is low carb and gluten free – no matter what you’re way of eating, this is the perfect summer BBQ and picnic salad!
Hearty from the cauliflower, it’s also creamy and refreshing with a tangy sweetness that keeps it from being heavy.
The olives add a savory brininess that complements the cool snap of the shrimp in every bite – and the hint of dill marries it all together and keeps you coming back for more.
Seriously addicting, I wish I’d made this keto shrimp salad months ago so we could have been enjoying it all Summer long!
Just be sure to keep it cold since seafood and mayonnaise, while delicious together can be dangerous if left out in the heat.
I’ll be interested to see which of you are intrepid enough to try this unusual combo and report back with your feedback! I think you’ll be as pleasantly surprised as I was at how amazing it is, but either way let me know what you thought in the comments!
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