Air Fried Lemon Pepper Shrimp Caesar Salad

Crispy air fried lemon pepper shrimp caesar salad with homemade sourdough croutons. This is the ultimate salad and makes for the perfect lunch or dinner.

Air Fried Lemon Pepper Shrimp Caesar Salad

This may be my new favorite salad to make at home. I’ve been on a huge caesar salad kick lately. I go through phases where I remember how satisfying they are and make them on repeat. However, I usually go for some grilled chicken on top. This time I wanted to try something different. I knew my air fryer lemon pepper shrimp would be the perfect protein topping.

Feel free to use store bought croutons. But, if you have the extra 10-12 minutes to spare try the homemade sourdough croutons. They are super easy to throw together and so delicious. I bake mine since I use my air fryer to make the shrimp for this salad recipe.

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Caesar Salad

The caesar dressing is also very quick and easy to throw together. I went with no anchovies because I find it to be more of a crowd pleaser. It’s simple and minimal ingredients. However, you can always buy your favorite store bought caesar dressing to make it even easier.

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Air Fried Lemon Pepper Shrimp Caesar Salad


Caesar Dressing
4 tbsp mayo
2 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1/4 a lemon
2 tsp dijon
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp grated parmesan
salt and pepper to taste
Sourdough croutons
2 cups sourdough bread, cut into cubes
1 & 1/2 tbsp olive oil
pinch of salt and pepper
Air Fried Lemon Pepper Shrimp
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2 heads of romaine lettuce, chopped
1/4 cup shaved parmesan
lemon wedges


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

While the oven is preheating, make the dressing by mixing all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl or jar. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Add the cubed sourdough to a baking sheet in a single layer. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Then bake for 10-12 minutes.

While the sourdough croutons are baking, make the air fryer lemon pepper shrimp.

In a large mixing bowl combine the romaine and shaved parmesan. Add desired amount of caesar dressing (reserve a little for drizzling on top). Toss well.

Assemble salads by adding dressed lettuce and parmesan to bowls. Top with croutons and lemon pepper shrimp.

Add a drizzle of dressing on top of the shrimp. Squeeze on some lemon. Enjoy!

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