Keto Caesar Salad with Grilled Shrimp

Keto Caesar Salad with Grilled Shrimp

Keto Caesar Salad with Grilled Shrimp


For the Grilled Shrimp:

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for serving

For the Caesar Salad:

  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Caesar dressing (store-bought or homemade, see below)
  • Crispy bacon bits (optional)

For the Caesar Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


Grilled Shrimp:

  1. Marinate Shrimp:
    • In a bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the marinade, ensuring they are well-coated. Let them marinate for at least 15-20 minutes.
  2. Preheat Grill or Skillet:
    • Preheat an outdoor grill or stovetop skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Grill Shrimp:
    • Thread the marinated shrimp onto skewers or grill them directly on the grates. Grill for 2-3 minutes per side or until the shrimp turn opaque and have grill marks.
  4. Serve:
    • Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the grilled shrimp before serving.

Caesar Salad Assembly:

  1. Prepare Salad Base:
    • In a large salad bowl, combine the chopped romaine lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, and grated Parmesan cheese.
  2. Add Grilled Shrimp:
    • Place the grilled shrimp over the salad.
  3. Make Caesar Dressing:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, grated Parmesan cheese, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
  4. Dress the Salad:
    • Drizzle the Caesar dressing over the salad and grilled shrimp. Toss gently to ensure even coating.
  5. Optional:
    • If desired, sprinkle crispy bacon bits over the top for added flavor and crunch.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the Keto Caesar Salad with Grilled Shrimp in individual plates or bowls.
  7. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy this keto-friendly Caesar Salad as a satisfying and flavorful low-carb meal.


  • Adjust the Caesar dressing ingredients according to your taste preferences. You can add more lemon juice, garlic, or Parmesan cheese for extra flavor.
  • Customize the salad with additional keto-friendly toppings such as avocado slices, sliced cucumber, or chopped hard-boiled eggs.

This Keto Caesar Salad with Grilled Shrimp is a delicious and hearty option that’s perfect for a satisfying low-carb lunch or dinner.

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