Kale Shrimp Caesar Salad

Steph Wagner

August 20, 2018

Kale Shrimp Caesar Salad


Bariatric friendly kale salad with familiar flavors of shrimp and caesar dressing

Weight Loss Surgery friendly recipes for a fresh and yummy Kale Salad using Sautéed Shrimp and Caesar Dressing! A fun spin on a classic caesar salad high in protein and flavor. #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #wls #duodenalswitch #bariatric

There are so many things to love about shrimp recipes, in my humble opinion.

It’s a lean protein – so it’s filling without the fat content.

It’s super fast to cook – hallelujah.

It’s very adaptable the kind of meal you add it too!

If you’ve had Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Duodenal switch…or really any weight loss surgery procedure…shrimp recipes are wonderful thing! I imagine that’s why you are here :)

This recipe is a fast option for a traditional caesar salad without all the extra calories. I tossed bagged kale (ripped up with my clean hands first) with cole slaw mix and parmesan cheese. Then I cooked the shrimp with a simple lemon juice and salt and pepper mixture and added it with light Caesar dressing to the salad.

I loved how fresh tasting it all was!

Some patients do well with salads and some do not…take is slow and listen to your pouch! It’s always a good idea to focus on the shrimp the most anyway, the protein is what fills you up and keeps you full which helps fight snack attacks later!

Below are a few other of my favorite fast shrimp recipes:

I'm convinced there are few things easier than cooked frozen shrimp when it comes to make a high protein, bariatric friendly meal! I used it for ceviche for a lunch or for this easy Shrimp and Tomatoes dinner! Gastric Sleeve or Bypass patients often do well with shrimp so keep it on hand! #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #duodenalswitch #weightlosssurgerydiet #shrimp #highproteineasymeal

Garlic and Basil Shrimp with Tomatoes

Spicy Shrimp Burrito Bowl | Gastric Sleeve Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Spicy Shrimp Burrito Bowl

Tropical Shrimp Ceviche. Perfect lunch idea after Gastric Sleeve or Bypass!

Tropical Shrimp Ceviche **Members Recipe

Weight Loss Surgery Nutrition FoodCoach.Me

Weight Loss Surgery friendly recipes for a fresh and yummy Kale Salad using Sautéed Shrimp and Caesar Dressing! A fun spin on a classic caesar salad high in protein and flavor. #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #wls #duodenalswitch #bariatric

Kale Shrimp Caesar Salad

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Stove Top
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 cup kale, shredded
  • 1 cup cole slaw mix
  • 2 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup light Caesar dressing


  • Shred kale and add to large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and massage for a minute (makes kale softer). Add cole slaw mix and parmesan cheese and toss.
  • Meanwhile, heat a skillet to medium-high heat. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and toss with lemon juice. Spray pan with cooking spray and add shrimp. Cook on each side approximately 2 minutes or until cooked through (no longer transparent).
  • Add shrimp to kale mix. Add light caesar dressing and toss to combine. Serve.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 296mg | Sodium: 1311mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1706IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Kale Shrimp Caesar Salad
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 296mg99%
Sodium 1311mg57%
Potassium 203mg6%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1706IU34%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 234mg23%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

2 thoughts on “Kale Shrimp Caesar Salad”

  1. This kale shrimp looks really good I think I will try it thanks for the receipt.

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