Southwestern Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

Southwestern Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

Southwestern Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa - fresh and bright in color, this dish is full of anti-oxidants, fiber, and other nutrients. The shrimp is cooked in Southwestern spices: cumin, oregano, chili powder, paprika, garlic, plus salt and pepper. The pineapple salsa is simply delicious - made with pineapple, black beans, corn, chopped tomatoes, chopped red onions, cilantro and lime juice.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Southwestern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 302 kcal
Author Julia


Ingredients for pineapple salsa:

  • 2 cups pineapple , chopped in small cubes
  • 1 cup black beans , from the can, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup corn , from the can, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup tomato , chopped in small cubes
  • 1/4 cup red onion , minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro , chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for shrimp:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb shrimp , peeled and deveined, with tails still attached, if you want
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder


Pineapple Salsa:

  1. Mix all chopped ingredients for pineapple salsa in a large bowl, add lime juice, add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to let the juices combine together.

Southwestern Shrimp:

  1. Mix salt, pepper, sage, paprika, oregano, cumin, and chili powder in a medium size bowl. Add shrimp to the bowl with spices and mix and toss to coat shrimp with spices.

  2. Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan on high heat. Add shrimp, coated with spices, and cook about 3 minutes on each side, until shrimp becomes red in color on each side. Remove pan from heat.

  3. To serve, place a large scoop of pineapple salsa on each plate and top with the desired amount of shrimp.

Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 285mg 95%
Sodium 1032mg 43%
Potassium 463mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 10g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 11.5%
Vitamin C 64%
Calcium 19%
Iron 21.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.