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Southwestern Grilled Shrimp Salad

Made with simple and healthy ingredients, this Southwestern Grilled Shrimp Salad makes a fantastic meal loaded with lots of flavour. This recipe can be prepared in just about 30 minutes which makes it perfect for weeknight dinners or casual entertaining.

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Southwestern Grilled Shrimp Salad served in bowl with extra shrimp and lime on the side.

Sometimes it seems like I have a new favourite salad every week. This week it's definitely this Grilled Shrimp Salad.  I just love the ingredients, spices and herbs used in Southwestern cuisine and if you do too then this salad will surely become one of your favourites as well. 

Southwestern Grilled Shrimp Salad served with extra southwest vinaigrette and lime wedges on the side.

How to Make it

This Southwestern Grilled Shrimp Salad is hearty and can definitely be served as a main. The salad is made up of perfectly seasoned grilled shrimp, black beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado and lettuce.

The lime vinaigrette for this salad is super flavourful and tastes even better if you make it ahead of time.

Prepare the marinade for the shrimp and marinate at least 20 minutes before grilling.

Use your favourite lettuce, and pile on the rest of the ingredients on top. Top the salad with some goat or Feta cheese and the grilled shrimp skewers. Drizzle the vinaigrette on top of the salad and shrimp and get ready to enjoy your delicious meal.

Southwestern Grilled Shrimp Salad served in bowl.

You can also use chicken breast or thighs instead of shrimp, just make sure to use about the same amount of chicken (as the shrimp in the recipe) or else adjust the marinade ingredients for the amount of chicken you have.

You can easily double the recipe for the marinade and the salad dressing if you're looking to serve a larger crowd.

Enjoy!

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Southwestern Grilled Shrimp Salad

Southwestern Grilled Shrimp Salad

Adapted from Fine Cooking
Made with simple and healthy ingredients, this Southwestern Grilled Shrimp Salad makes a fantastic meal loaded with lots of flavour. This recipe can be prepared in just about 30 minutes which makes it perfect for weeknight dinners or casual entertaining.
4.8 from 15 votes
Prep Time 24 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 439 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the shrimp:

  • 200 to 225 grams peeled and deveined shrimp (Approximately 7 to 8 oz.)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 clove small garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Southwestern Salad Vinaigrette:

  • 6 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 small jalapeno finely chopped
  • 1 clove small garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp. ground coriander
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 6 cups of mixed spring lettuce or lettuce of your choice
  • 3/4 cup canned black beans rinsed
  • 2/3 cup corn kernels (canned or frozen and thawed or kernels from grilled corn on the cob)
  • 1/2 medium avocado sliced or cubed
  • 1 ripe tomato sliced
  • 1 tbsp. finely diced red onion
  • 4 tbsp. crumbled goat cheese optional
  • cilantro leaves for garnish optional

Instructions
 

For the Shrimp Marinade:

  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, add the shrimp, mix well and set aside while you prepare the salad.

For the Southwestern Salad Vinaigrette:

  • Combine all the ingredients together in a jar with a tight fitting lid, shake well and set aside to let the flavours meld.

For the Salad:

  • Pile on the salad ingredients starting with the lettuce, beans, corn, avocado, red onions, and tomatoes.
  • Top salad with fresh cilantro leaves and some crumbled goat or Feta cheese.

To Grill the Shrimp:

  • Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Thread shrimp on wood or metal skewers.
  • Place shrimp on grill, grill shrimp 2-3 minutes on each side or until cooked.
  • When shrimp skewers are ready you can top the salad with skewers, or remove shrimp from skewers and add to salad.
  • Shake the salad dressing well and drizzle on salad and shrimp.

Nutrition

Calories: 439kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 19gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 703mgPotassium: 620mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 7175IUVitamin C: 23.4mgCalcium: 160mgIron: 4.4mg
Keyword Grilled Shrimp Salad, Southwestern Grilled Shrimp Salad
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