Citrus Grilled Shrimp Over Arugula Salad, with Meyer Lemon Dressing!


I was looking for inspiration while at the grocery store today and found some Meyer lemons! Meyer lemons are sweeter than regular lemons, but hold more tartness than an orange. The first thing that came to my mind was to marinade shrimp and make a salad dressing out of them. This was my inspirations for tonight’s dinner!



1 pound of raw shrimp, preferably wild caught, peeled and deveined

For the the marinade:

1/4 cup of melted coconut oil

zest and juice from 1 meyer lemon (a regular lemon, lime, or orange would work too)

3 cloves of garlic finely minced

sea salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and pour over shrimp. Marinade for approx 30-45 minutes (while preparing the salad)

For the salad:

1 small bunch or bag of fresh arugula

1 head of chopped red leaf lettuce

1/4 of a red onion chopped

1 avocado chopped

1 tomato chopped

1 bunch of scallions thinly sliced

chopped fresh basil or thyme (about 1 TBS)

Any other fresh veggies you would like to add!

For the dressing:

1 tsp finely diced meyer lemon zest

juice from 1 meyer lemon

1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil

1 TBS finely chopped thyme or basil (I used thyme as it is my fave)

sea salt and pepper to taste


Prepare salad in a salad bowl and drizzle dressing over the salad.

Grille the shrimp over medium/high approx 2 minutes per side or until cooked through.

Place shrimp on top of salad, and serve immediately.




  1. Susan Laing says:

    I have to say, this recipe is right up my alley! Meyer lemons are delish and shrimp too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I just wanted you to know that I made this for my family the other night. Initially everybody was a little skeptical… you know… salad for dinner? That can’t be right! But once they dug in- all that I heard were little yummy noises from all around the table (I feed 8 people each night… so it was a LOT of yummy noises)! It was so tasty… I couldn’t NOT tell you thank-you! This goes in the “keeper” recipe section for us!

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