Shrimp Flying Saucers…

Yes, name is a bit corny, but I swear the tomatoes in Northern California are so freaking huge right now they remind me of flying saucers after I slice them!!  So, hence the name.  I made this for lunch the other day and Rowan (the 2 year old) ate about half of it, no joke.  Actually, as I type this, I wish I had some more – it was so good!!

Shrimp Flying Saucers

2 Heirloom of Beefsteak tomatoes – sliced

1 lb cooked medium sized shrimp tails removed

2 cups chopped purple cabbage

½ a small red onion finely diced

1 small cucumber peeled, sliced, and diced

4 Omega 3 enriched hard-boiled eggs peeled and chopped

1 tbsp dried dill

1 tsp garlic powder

Pinch of cayenne pepper

3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 tbsp spicy brown mustard

Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Handful of sliced almonds

Cut the cooked and cooled shrimp into halves or thirds, depending on the size of your shrimp.  In a large mixing bowl, toss in the cabbage, cucumbers, onion, shrimp, and egg.  Add the dill, garlic, mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper and mix well.  Serve huge scoops on top of the thick sliced tomatoes.  Top with a sprinkle of sliced almonds.


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  1. Meghan says

    Oh my gosh! I’m new to paleo, been easing into it and just started the Whole30 challenge. LOVE this dish. :) Fantastic!

    • Sarah says

      Hi AndreAnna,
      I think the salad would be fine without the eggs, maybe just do more shrimp? Let me know how it goes!

  2. says

    What great looking meals. Have only just found your site. I look forward to rummaging around and having a look at your recipes. Have added you to my links also.

  3. Michelle says

    I love your site! My kids are Paleo-ish…we are working on completely Paleo for them. I am Paleo myself. The children might have a sandwich once every two weeks for lunch but I am really getting away from that altogether. They actually love it when I pack them grilled chicken cooked with some veggies, a piece of fresh fruit, nuts. My youngest isn’t a nut fan so being still pretty young I do give them some greek yogurt or cottage cheese.

    It is a process. I have been into health and nutrition for many years on my own and have just started a program to become a certified health coach. And CrossFit saved my life! So thanks again for your site…its great seeing other moms out there on the same mission!

  4. says

    Thank you for this great recipe. I just started Paleo and this was my first real meal. I would like to put a link to your blog on my website. Is that okay?

  5. Annette says

    I made this the other day as my “first” paleo dinner and it was AMAZING! I added a few bits of cut up avocado to it too because well, I just love avocados. I’ve been looking for ways to lose my baby weight without starving (which has been difficult because it seems that breastfeeding makes you have the munchies ALL DAY!) and want to give this a try. I’m slowly easing myself into Paleo eating by substituting one meal a day, we’ll see how it goes! Thanks for the recipes and for making it sound/look easy!

    • Sarah says

      Hi Annette! Good for you for giving paleo a shot – let me know how things go and if you have any questions along the way!!

  6. says

    Just tried this last night, and OMG…so flavorful and yummy! I substituted baked salmon for the shrimp, and added a blob of organic mayo to give it a creamy texture (I think the mayo is still paleo, but I’m not positive). It was AWESOME!

  7. Cheryl says

    I need help! My family and I are ready to start a this new lifestyle. My 14 year old son is even on board. I have only one problem. My son is highly allergic to nuts. A lot of your recipes include nuts and the use of almond meal. I know that I can just prepare the meals without the whole nuts; but what about the almond meal, butter and milk? Is there a substitute for this? Thank you for your insight. :)

  8. Marina Higby says

    This is one of my favorite meals! I substitute the tomato for avocado sometimes.
    I eat this once a week. So YUMMY! Thanks:)

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