Shrimp Dragon Fruit Salad with Sesame Plum Dressing

Shrimp Dragon Fruit Salad with Sesame Plum Dressing

Course: Entree, Salad
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 1 large salad
Author: Marvellina
There's nothing more refreshing than this amazing savory and sweet dragon fruit salad accompanied by succulent pieces of shrimp, fresh herbs, nuts, and delicious sweet and sour plum sesame dressing. You will absolutely love this!!
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  • 1 dragon fruit any varieties will work
  • 8 Large shrimp unpeeled, deveined
  • 3 cups Spring salad mix

Sesame plum dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp plum sauce
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp water

Fresh herbs and aromatics:

  • Small bunch of fresh cilantro leaves roughly chopped
  • 1/4 red onions peeled and thinly sliced


  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts unsalted


Things to prepare before assembling salad:

  • Cut the dragon fruit in half and then peel the skin off and cut the flesh into large cubes. Set aside and let them chill in the refrigerator while you prepare other things
  • Prepare the dressing by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside
  • I steam the shrimp with the shells on, on high heat for 2 minutes or until they are cooked through 
  • Peel off the skin after they have cooled down a little bit. Steaming the shrimp with the shells on is to prevent the shrimp from curling. It's really just for presentation and makes the shrimp looks bigger

Assembling the salad:

  • Place the salad greens in a large mixing bowl
  • Add sliced red onions
  • Add freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • Add the cooked shrimp
  • Add dragon fruit pieces
  • Pour the dressing. I recommend only do so when you are ready to serve the salad
  • Sprinkle some sesame seeds
  • Add some roasted peanuts
  • Give the salad a gentle toss to mix everything
  • Serve immediately