Delicious Shrimp and Nasturtium Salad with Pine Nuts

Shrimp and Nasturtium Salad with Pine Nuts salad bowl and dressing at the top of the photo with plate of salad ready to eat in the foreground

Working at Growing Spaces for more than a decade has allotted me many exciting perks. The one I enjoy the most is having access to fresh produce, veggies, herbs, greens, and fruits all year round. For many years, I have walked into the Growing Dome like it was the grocery store at lunchtime and hand-picked my lunch. This shrimp and nasturtium salad is one of my favorite easy Dome Grown recipes.

We also have a vast variety of kale (none of which are sold in the local stores), one of the healthiest foods on the planet, loaded with tons of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals not found in many other foods. It is the best way to power through your afternoon with a fresh, nutrient-rich, low-calorie, and, in this case, beautiful salad. 

You can easily make this shrimp and nasturtium salad vegan by omitting the shrimp, parmesan, and honey. I would also recommend reserving some dressing for your other salads (I like my salads lightly dressed). 

Shrimp and Nasturtium Salad Recipe

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes  Servings: 8 as an appetizer, 4 as an entrée 


25 nasturtium flowers 
10-15 nasturtium leaves 
10-20 large prawns or shrimp, peeled & deveined 
1 large lemon
8 cups mixed greens and kale from your Growing Dome
1 tbsp fresh parsley
4 tbsp dried cranberries 
1/2 cup shaved parmesan 
3 tbsp pine nuts
1 tsp coconut or avocado spray 
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
1/2 cup grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
***Salt and pepper to taste

Shrimp and Nasturtium Salad Ingredients: Fresh Dome Grown Nasturtium, Cucumbers, and Parsley

Salad Dressing Recipe

Shrimp and Nasturtium Salad Dressing in a small bowl in the foreground, large serving bowl of salad in the background


2 large lemons
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 
1 tbsp agave or honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard

Combine all salad dressing ingredients and set aside.

Shrimp and Nasturtium Salad Instructions

First thing, marinate your shrimp in lemon juice. Juice the lemon, making sure to remove the seeds. Add 1 tablespoon of quality organic extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley, and salt and pepper. Marinate for about an hour. The longer, the better, but if you’re short on time, 30 minutes will do.

colorful salad featuring shrimp and nasturtiums on a blue plate

The next step is to heat a sauté pan with a couple of sprays of your choice of oil. I use avocado or coconut. Heat the pan. You want the pan hot, enough to sear the shrimp. Drop your shrimp into a lightly greased pan, and sear quickly on each side until bright pink. You can have this salad with cold or warm shrimp. If you want a cold salad, put the shrimp in the refrigerator for the next hour or so. If I’m in a hurry, I put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes. 

Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss with the vinaigrette. Then add the shrimp, chop the nasturtium leaves, and add to the mixed greens. The blossoms will top the salad along with shrimp, tomatoes, and pine nuts. They are such a beautiful combination. The nasturtium flowers themselves are almost like a radish or horseradish. They are peppery, beautiful, full of nutrients, and they give the salad a wonderful new element that you can add to any salad of your choice.

Dome Grown Grape Tomatoes & Nasturtium on a cutting board waiting to top your salad

Check out some of our other Dome Grown recipes.

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Kesy Curtis
Growing Spaces has given me a different perspective on my life, my health, and has exponentially increased my quality of life.

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