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Citrus and Watermelon Salad with Spiced Shrimp

Nathan Congleton / TODAY
Cook Time:
5 mins
Prep Time:
20 mins

Chef notes

This refreshing salad tastes like summer on a plate. The bright citrus, sweet watermelon and grilled shrimp really showcase the light and fresh flavors of the season.


  • 3 cups cubed watermelon
  • 10 orange segments
  • 6 limes, juiced
  • 10 grapefruit segments
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 1/2 tablespoon sambal
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste


For the salad:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and let marinate.

For the shrimp:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Heat a cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sear until cooked through on both sides, approximately 2 minutes per side. Season with salt and reserve.

To serve:

Divide the salad onto four plates, top with shrimp and serve.