Mango Mandarin Sesame Shrimp Salad

Big, bold Asian flavors bring this mango mandarin sesame shrimp salad to life and make it a hearty, yet simple and healthy dish!

Mango Mandarin Sesame Shrimp Salad |

This salad right here…. where do I begin? Because all that is happening here, all of these tasty elements coming together in one sweet n’ savory Asian-inspired shrimp salad, it’s heaven on earth you guys.   Heaven. on. earth.

Mango Mandarin Sesame Shrimp Salad |

There’s just something about this combination of tart citrus, sweet mango, creamy avocado, crunchy red bell peppers, and bright edamame that just sings to me. All of that would be enough to make me one happy salad-eater but that’s only the half of it because SHRIMP that has been marinated in a sweet and savory sesame ginger sauce that DOUBLES AS A SALAD DRESSING (<— yes, all caps are necessary) ?!?! That right there is the real kicker that makes this salad completely irresistible.

Mango Mandarin Sesame Shrimp Salad |

It’s only Wednesday but this salad will make any day feel like a Friday. Promise. And at the very least, it’ll give you the motivation to get through to the weekend.

Of course if it already is the weekend when you make this salad, it’ll make it feel like a four-day Holiday weekend and heaven knows we could all use a few more of those, am I right?

Mango Mandarin Sesame Shrimp Salad |

Mango Mandarin Sesame Shrimp Salad

Big, bold Asian flavors bring this mango mandarin sesame shrimp salad to life and make it a hearty, yet simple and healthy dish!

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Asian
Keyword asian, popcorn shrimp, salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany


  • 1 1/2 - 2 pounds uncooked shrimp shelled and deveined, (tail-on is okay)
  • 8 cups chopped romaine or green leaf lettuce
  • 1 avocado, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 1 large mango, diced
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • sesame seeds, for topping (optional)


  • 1/2 cup oil (vegetable, canola, or peanut work well)
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (more to taste)


  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour 1/3 of the mixture into a large resealable bag. Add shrimp to bag, seal, and chill for 10-30 minutes. Cover and chill the remaining sauce to use for a dressing.

  2. Discard marinade and grill shrimp over medium heat OR sauté in a skillet over medium heat on the stove for 4-8 minutes until shrimp turn pink.

  3. Assemble salads with lettuce, avocado slices, mangoes, mandarin oranges, bell peppers, and edamame. Top with shrimp (you can remove the tails first if desired). Serve with reserved dressing and garnish with cilantro and sesame seeds.


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Hey girl this salad looks amazing! Yummy! I love shrimp!

Avocado and shrimp…one of my all-time favourite combinations!!! This salad looks amazing!

    Thanks Taylor!! I really love avocado and shrimp too – pretty sure I’d eat that combo every single day!

Can I use Oyster Sauce instead of Sesame Oil ? It is really tasted.

This salad looks wonderful and so appetizing! I’m sure this combination will taste incredible. Today I will buy necessary ingredients and try to cook it. Thanks for sharing!

Looks yummy! How many calories per serving is it?

In a skillet, combine garlic, ginger, chili sauce and vinegar and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until sauce is reduced by half, about 5 to 10 min. Add shrimp, sesame seeds and green onions to skillet and heat for 2 to 3 min., stirring to coat shrimp. To serve, spoon mango salad onto a platter and top with shrimp.

Those dishes looks so good! I wish I could cook them as easily as you do.

What is the Nutritional info?

    Hi Kristina- I recommend using My Fitness Pal. They have an awesome online tool where you can input any recipe URL into and it will generate the nutritional values for you!

I love those dishes thank you

I tried this mango mandarin Sesame shrimp salad. Delicious. I made it For work and everyone liked it.

    Way to please the crowd, Edna! Super excited to hear that you enjoyed this recipe! 🙂