Bang Bang Shrimp Salad a Spicy, Healthy Dinner Idea

This Bang Bang Shrimp Salad has exceptional flavor and is a well-balanced quick and easy meal! I love how the spice of the shrimp contrast with the crisp freshness of the salad and veggies. This is a dinner perfect for a summer night or anytime, really! We could definitely eat shrimp anytime at our house. Ha! I like that this particular recipe isn’t too hot, so it’s child-friendly, too. However, if you do want the Bang Bang sauce to have more or less spice, adjust the amount of sriracha to your taste preference. (The chili sauce can stay the same, because it has more of a sweet taste.) I have some step-by-step instructions with photos below, or you can scroll down to the recipe. 

a forkful of bang bang shrimp salad

How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp Salad

This is a recipe that comes together so quickly, because you really don’t need too many ingredients!

Ingredients for Bang Bang Shrimp Salad

  • Thai chili sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sriracha
  • 1 lb Shrimp, Fried (Homemade or frozen and baked)
  • Butter lettuce (or any type of lettuce you prefer)
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Sliced carrots
  • English cucumber, sliced
  • Cilantro, fresh
  • Lime, for garnish

Instructions for Bang Bang Shrimp Salad

Bang Bang Sauce being made in a white mixing bowl

Combine chili sauce, sriracha, and mayo in a small mixing bowl and set aside.

The amounts of the chili sauce, sriracha, and mayo can easily be doubled if you are using more shrimp.

Place fried shrimp in a large mixing bowl and pour on Bang Bang sauce. Toss to mix well. Or, gently mix with a spatula. (If you mix too hard, the breading will separate and come off of the shrimp.)

Place lettuce in a large salad bowl (we use pasta bowls for dinner salads like this!) and top with Bang Bang shrimp, sliced cucumbers, green onions, carrots, and avocados. You can switch out the veggies for whatever you like best! You can either mix up the bang bang shrimp with the salad so the Bang Bang sauce coats the lettuce and veggies OR you can use the salad dressing of your choice. Either option is just fine! Ranch might be a great option to bring down the heat of the Bang Bang sauce.

What is the difference between Bang Bang Shrimp and Firecracker Shrimp? 

The original Bang Bang Shrimp is exclusively found at the well-known Bonefish Grill restaurant. There are many copycat recipes out there for this recipe if you want to make it at home, however! Firecracker shrimp is essentially the same thing–a spicy shrimp sauce–however many recipes add sesame oil and soy sauce to create an oriental-inspired spicy sauce.


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bang bang shrimp salad in a white serving bowl

Bang Bang Shrimp Salad

Yield: 4

Bang Bang Shrimp Salad is an easy and HEALTHY recipe! The sauce is to die for and the spicy shrimp contrast nicely with the crisp veggies!


  • 1/4 cup thai chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 4 cups butter lettuce (or any type of lettuce you prefer)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 english cucumber, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, fresh
  • Lime, for garnish


    Combine Thai chili sauce, mayonnaise, and sriracha in a medium mixing bowl. Add fried shrimp and toss to coat evenly.

    Layer all salad ingredients in a salad bowl.


You can either double the ingredients for the Bang Bang Sauce and mix the extra-saucy shrimp in with the salad and veggies so it lightly coats everything. Or, you can use your own preferred dressing with this salad.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 242mgSodium: 1468mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 29g
© Heather Schisler
Cuisine: Asian / Category: 20-Minute Dinner

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