• Shrimp Salad is one of my favorite ways to enjoy shrimp. Seriously. What’s not to love about a fresh bed of greens topped with succulent shrimp and a few other ingredients? Not much in my book. And this Buffalo Shrimp Salad definitely is a love of mine.
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Thankfully, this shrimp salad only takes a few minutes to throw together.

Buffalo Shrimp Salad Recipe | ©addapinch.com

It all begins with tossing your shrimp into a skillet with a bit of butter and olive oil, garlic, and then, once your shrimp have fully cooked, you add in your favorite buffalo sauce.

Once that is all ready, you pile your plate full of your favorite salad greens, slices of red onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, and then pile on the buffalo shrimp. Finally, you top it with hunks of blue cheese, if you like it, for one of the best shrimp salads you’ve ever tasted.

Buffalo Shrimp Salad Recipe | ©addapinch.com

Here’s my easy Buffalo Shrimp Salad recipe. I think you’ll love it.

Buffalo Shrimp Salad Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Shrimp salad makes a favorite, easy, and quick meal. This buffalo shrimp salad will quickly become a go-to, quick-fix recipe.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • salad greens
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • blue cheese, optional


  • Rinse shrimp and pat dry with a paper towel. Drizzle olive oil into medium skillet and add butter over medium-low heat. Once butter has melted, add in shrimp and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until the shrimp have turned pink, about 3-5 minutes. Add in buffalo sauce and cook another 1-2 minutes until thickened. Remove skillet from heat and set aside.
  • Place salad greens on each plate, topped with onion, cucumber, and tomatoes. Spoon on shrimp, being sure to spoon on additional sauce onto the salad. Top with blue cheese and serve.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 902mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 602IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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Recipe Review


  1. 5 stars
    Robyn, your food recipes make everybody very happy. Simply delicious!!!

    Who is the photographer?


    Herminia Dosal

  2. I love buffalo chicken, so this looks delicious to me! What a great idea for a salad…thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    Such a beautiful, delicious salad! What is your choice of Buffalo Sauce? You know I’m pinning this!

  4. 5 stars
    I dislike you.

    Mainly because i’m jealous of all the super yummy recipes you post up.

    And it doesn’t help that i open your site right in the morning, and i start salivating and my tummy starts going crazy with its growling!

    Wife loves shrimp, i’m definitely going to try this!

  5. O M G… this is my favorite salad as of right now… and I usually hate salad, you have converted me lady!

  6. 5 stars
    What a brilliant idea! I just made some Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas but it never occurred to me to do this with Buffalo sauce. Love it!

    1. Thanks so much, Missy. I love that shock of color that buffalo sauce gives. There’s just nothing like it.