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A New Approach to my Keto Journey.

I’m currently working with a keto coach to change my eating habits. Mostly for accounting and to have a specific game plan for success. Even though I’ve lost over 250 lbs. I’ve still got more to go and the things that worked a year ago are not bringing me the results they once did. That’s why I decided to ask for help, which is not easy for me. 

As I commit to this new program, I thought I would share the recipes that I’m creating. These recipes will be fairly simple and not involve too many ingredients. Keeping the dishes simple allows me to adjust the macros to fit my daily food goals. If I need more protein I’ll use extra meat. If I need to add fats I can always top the dish with extra butter, sour cream, mayo or cream cheese.

Pepperoni Mozzarella Shrimp Salad

Here is a quick and easy twist on classic shrimp salad. Perfect for on the go meal prep or days where you don’t want to cook. Shrimp salad is a recipe that is normally keto friendly but this recipe kicks things up a notch. I added mini pepperoni and fresh mozzarella along with Italian seasoning to give this a familiar flavor profile.

How to Cook Shrimp for Shrimp Salad

You can keep things simple and use a pre-cooked shrimp or you can boil up a pound yourself. My quick and easy method to cook your shrimp perfectly is this. Place your shrimp in a pot, add a tablespoon of old bay and a lemon then fill pot with water about 2 inches above the shrimp. Turn heat to high, bring to a boil. As soon as the shrimp reaches a boil, stir then drain. Run shrimp under cold water to stop the cooking process.

Peel and devien shrimp and store in the fridge until time to make the shrimp salad.

Pepperoni and fresh mozzarella are great ingredients for adding higher fat to a recipe without adding as much protein as other meats. Traditional shrimp salad normally has a good amount of fat but is also high in protein. This version allows you to control your macros by going heavier or lighter on the mayo, pepperoni and mozzarella to meet your goals. 

Adding Volume to your Recipes

Diced celery adds volume while remaining fairly low in calories and carbs. Olives or pepperoncinis as well for added flavor and texture. If you really want to bulk up your shrimp salad add a package of well rinsed miracle rice. Bulking up recipes can be very helpful especially when you’re on a higher fat ratio. It’s also helpful when cutting your calories during a weight loss protocol.

What Vessels you can use to get the Shrimp Salad into your Mouth

Shrimp salad is fantastic with pork rinds to create a texture contrast. I also enjoy using romaine or Bibb lettuce to make delicious shrimp salad lettuce wraps. If you really want to enjoy an indulgent meal use my Cheddar Chaffle recipe to make a show stopping waffle sandwich. Any way you decide to enjoy your shrimp salad I promise you’ll make this recipe more than once.

Please checkout other tasty recipes from my Keto Cut Meals Series.

Pepperoni Mozzarella Shrimp Salad

Course Main Course, Meal Prep
Cuisine American
Keyword Shrimp salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 463kcal
Author Culinary Lion



  • If shrimp are raw steam the shrimp then shock in cold water. Peel and Devien Shrimp
  • Dice celery and chives, combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Store in Fridge for up to 5 days


Serving: 5oz | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 335mg | Sodium: 1497mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 299IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Pepperoni Mozzarella Shrimp Salad
Amount Per Serving (5 oz)
Calories 463 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 335mg112%
Sodium 1497mg65%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 299IU6%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 327mg33%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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