Mix the ingredients for the poaching liquid in a 3 quart saucepan. Stir together and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, remove from heat and let set for 1 or 2 minutes.
Place shrimp in the water and poach for 5 minutes.
Remove shrimp from the water and place in refrigerator to cool.
In a food processor, place dressing ingredients and puree until well blended, (45 seconds)
Taste and add salt and pepper to flavor
Store in refrigerator to cool, (30 minutes)
Chop salad ingredients and assemble on a plate, coating with the dressing and finishing with the shrimp