Shrimp Caesar Salad With Air Fried Chickpeas

Easy shrimp Caesar salad with air fried chickpeas makes for the perfect healthy lunch. Packed with protein and delicious flavors!

Healthy Shrimp Caesar Salad | Dash of Mandi

It’s pretty clear that I love a good salad and a good shrimp recipe! Then putting the two together makes for a match made in heaven. I love succulent red Argentine shrimp over a bed a of crisp greens! The addition of air fried crispy chickpeas, shaved parmesan, cucumber, ripe avocado and Caesar dressing is just the right combination. When I make this salad, there are definitely never any leftovers.

Shrimp Caesar Salad With Air Fried Chickpeas - Dash Of Mandi

Unlike some of my other salad recipes, there is no homemade dressing being used here. When it comes to Caesar, I buy mine from the store. However, I try to find healthier alternatives. For this specific recipe I used Trader Joe’s new vegan Caesar. I’m obviously not vegan, but I wanted to give it a try. I absolutely love it! The ingredients are very clean too. So that is a huge plus. Primal Kitchen also makes a great healthier caesar dressing. However, I’d advise you to use whatever your favorite one is! If you have a homemade recipe you love, feel free to go with that!

Vegan Caesar Dressing

Other shrimp salad recipes you will love:

Easy buffalo shrimp salad

Shrimp street corn salad

Shrimp Waldorf salad

The crispy air fried chick peas are one of my favorite things about this salad recipe! It’s a great alternative to croutons. I always love having something with a little crunch in my salad. However, croutons aren’t always something I wanted to add in. The air fried chick peas are so easy to make. With that being said, I’ll be adding this topping to a lot more of my salads!

I hope you love this shrimp Caesar salad with air fried chickpeas as much as I do! It would be the perfect lunch or easy week-night dinner. Feel free to leave any comments and ratings if you try it 🙂

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Shrimp Caesar Salad With Air Fried Chickpeas




1 lb. shrimp, deveined and defrosted if frozen, I used red Argentine 

2 heads romaine, chopped

1/3 English cucumber, sliced and quartered

1 avocado, sliced

2 tbsp shaved parmesan, optional

2 tbsp Trader Joe’s vegan caesar dressing, or to taste, or use any Caesar dressing

Salt and pepper to taste

Pinch of garlic powder

1/2 tsp paprika

1 tbsp avocado or olive oil

Air Fried Chickpeas

1 (15.5) oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 tbsp avocado or olive oil

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp parsley flakes

1/2 tsp paprika


First make the air fried chickpeas by combining all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Add to air fryer basket and cook at 380 degrees F for 12-14 minutes, or until crispy enough to your liking. Tossing half way through.

Pat dry your shrimp and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika.

Add oil to a skillet over medium high heat and add the shrimp in a single layer. 

Let cook about 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked through.

Remove from heat and set aside.

Assemble salads by combining romaine, cucumber, air fried chickpeas, avocado, shrimp and shaved parmesan. Add more cracked pepper if desired.

Drizzle with caesar dressing and enjoy!

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