Serve a Mexican Shrimp Salad recipe on a charcuterie big board, with fresh ingredients like shrimp, lettuce, chips, taco sauce, and toppings! 

Mexican Shrimp Salad Board

Friends, the other day I wrote about “feeling the groove of the party.” If you love to serve dinner boards, then you’ll love this Mexican Shrimp Salad made on the Big Board today! Let guests make their own shrimp salad for Cinco de Mayo or any Mexican-themed party! Check out more of my The Big Board ideas!

Mexican Shrimp Salad Board

This shrimp salad with lettuce idea is great for Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, spring and summer potlucks. If you’re hosting a Mexican-themed party, then try my Mexican Charcuterie Board – so good! If you’re not a fan of shrimp, then make our traditional Best Taco Salad Board recipe.

If you’re a fan of shrimp salads without the Mexican spin, try our Shrimp Cobb Salad Board or Shrimp Wedge Salad Charcuterie Board.

Host a Mexican dinner party for Taco Tuesday? Think outside the box … maybe a Shrimp Louie Salad coupled with a Mexican feast. I love that, two of my favorite food groups. Make sure everyone brings a dish! Remember, folks, it’s rare to do it all when you’re hosting a party these days.

Easy Mexican Shrimp Salad Board

Why we love this recipe

  • Boards are a fun way of bringing people together.
  • Everyone loves taco salad, so this is a great way for guests to make their own.
  • It’s a beautiful presentation, and a delicious meal.
  • We love the simplicity of taco salad even for a weeknight meal.

The BEST Mexican Shrimp Salad Board

Gather these ingredients:

  • Small cooked bay shrimp: defrosted and patted dry
  • Lettuce: Spring mix lettuce or iceberg
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Cheese: Optional to add Mexican shredded cheese
  • Pico de gallo
  • Creamy dressing: Ranch dressing or sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Corn: fresh or frozen or canned (drained)
  • Black olives
  • Red onion
  • Green pepper
  • Chips: Blue corn chips and Frito corn chips
  • Peppers: Jalapeno or habanero peppers
  • Hot sauce: favorite hot sauce

This time I started with my Epic Charcuterie Board. It’s easy to assemble these boards. Think ahead to what you can prepare ahead of time, then 30 minutes before the guests come, put it all together!

Very Best Mexican Shrimp Salad Board

How to make a Mexican Shrimp Salad Board

  • On a giant prepared board, add a bowl of pico de gallo. Arrange green pepper slices.
  • Add prepared shrimp (defrosted, patted dry) in a circle around the peppers. TIP: You can defrost the day before and drain so it’s ready for serving.
  • Around the shrimp lay the quartered tomatoes.
  • For this board, fill 5 small bowls with corn, olives, ranch dressing, sliced red onion, and guacamole, and set on the board.
  • Altnernate the varieties of chips on the outer edge of the board.
  • Lastly, fill in the missing areas with chopped lettuce. Garnish with habanero peppers and serve!

What is feeling the groove of a party?

I say knowing what to focus on, being organized, what comes next, how to serve the food, and how to bring it all together.

I know, you can get tangled in the weeds with worrying about the conversation, when to switch up the topics, and how to end the party in style and grace. But to sum it up, feeling the groove means things just feel right. It’s the spirit of people coming together, feeling generous with their contribution, discussions, maybe a bottle of wine. And the hosts providing a space.

Hosting is not all about the host, Friends. It really does involve eveyrone! I mean, you would not have a party if it was just yourself.

Next time you host, think about inviting a few new people!

I think you and your guests will be feeling the groove with this delicious meal at your next Mexican Feast!

Happy Hosting!

More Mexican recipes to try:

Mexican Slaw Dip

Easy Mexican Coleslaw Recipe

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

The epic board in this post (28-inches) is not longer available (plus was not food safe). Which is why we came out with our own line of boards in 2020.

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Friends, The Big Board® is here! Yes, I’ve partnered with JK Adams, the premier woodmaking company in Vermont, with my own line of RE boards!

  • 20-inch round, maple
  • 26-inch round, maple
  • 12 x 36-inch maple
  • 12 x 24-inch maple 
  • 26-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • 12 x 36-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • 26-inch cherry
  • 12 x 36-inch cherry
  • 12 x 24 folding travel board
  • A board with a lip (or raised edged) so the food doesn’t fall off
  • FOOD SAFE
  • Made in the USA
  • Undercut handles (a unique design)

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Mexican Shrimp Salad Board

Serve a Mexican Shrimp Salad recipe on a charcuterie big board, with fresh ingredients like shrimp, lettuce, chips, taco sauce, and toppings! 
Make on the epic 26-inch big board.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 8

Ingredients
 

  • 2 pounds small cooked shrimp, defrosted, patted dry
  • 1 pound spring mix lettuce or iceberg
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, cut in quarters
  • 1 container pico de gallo
  • 1 container ranch dressing, or sour cream
  • 1 container guacamole
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can black olives, drained
  • Red onion, sliced thinly
  • Green pepper, sliced thinly
  • Bag blue corn chips
  • Bag corn chips
  • Habanero peppers or jalapeno to garnish
  • Favorite hot sauce and additional dressing, optional
  • Mexican cheese, shredded (optional)

Instructions
 

  • On a giant prepared board, in the center add a bowl of pico de gallo. Around the bowl, arrange the green pepper slices.
  • Next, arrange the shrimp (defrosted, patted dry) in a circle around the peppers. TIP: You can defrost the day before and drain so it's ready for serving. 
  • Around the shrimp lay the quartered tomatoes. In 5 small bowls, fill with corn, olives, ranch dressing, sliced red onion, and guacamole. Place on the board, outside of the tomatoes.
  •  Next, layer around the outside of the board the chips (you can lay them down by alternating colors, blue, yellow, blue, yellow, etc:) 
  • Lastly, fill in the missing areas with chopped lettuce. Garnish with habanero peppers and serve!
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Salad
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Mexican Shrimp Salad Board Recipe