This broccoli slaw & spicy shrimp salad is the true definition of a “clean out the fridge” kind of recipe. I didn’t really know what to do with the package of broccoli slaw I had in the fridge. I thought about adding it to different salads and meals, but I never did. Of course, I didn’t want it to go bad. So, I decided to pair it with some beautiful wild caught shrimp and a creamy dressing. It’s a very simple and quick dish, but it’s hearty, colorful, and so delicious the whole family will love it.
I always get requests on social media to create more “take to work” friendly lunches that don’t need to be reheated. Well, this broccoli slaw & spicy shrimp salad is going to be your new favorite desk lunch. It’s definitely one of those salads the longer it sits, the better it becomes.
Why we love Broccoli Slaw:
There are many reasons to fall in love with this salad, but here are a few of our favorites.
This recipe is very personal and versatile. If you aren’t a fan of shrimp or shellfish in general, you can always use the same rub we used for the shrimp to season up some chicken or pork and pair that with the slaw. You can also switch up the ingredients in the slaw. As you will see if the full recipe below, we added purple onions, sweet mini bell peppers, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, and bacon pieces. However, the ingredients list is completely customizable. You can switch things up and add your own favorite vegetables. Or you don’t eat bacon, omit it and just finish the salad with the shrimp, chicken, fish or whatever you choose.
Of course, another reason why I adore this recipe is that it’s Whole30 and Paleo friendly. Broccoli slaw & spicy shrimp salad is one of those recipes that will get your creative juices flowing in the kitchen. Especially if you’re doing a Whole30, it’s a great way to try new vegetables, and create a beautiful dish that is so colorful and eye-catching, the whole family will want to try it.
Check out our Zesty Kale Salad for another work-lunch inspired recipe.Print