Southwestern Grilled Shrimp Salad
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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.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Grilled Shrimp Salad, Southwestern Grilled Shrimp Salad
Prep Time 24 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 439kcal
Author Adapted from Fine Cooking


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 Southwest 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
  • 1/2 ripe tomato sliced
  • 1 tbsp. finely diced red onion
  • 4 tbsp. crumbled goat cheese optional
  • cilantro leaves for garnish optional


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 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 cook 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.


Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 7175IU | Vitamin C: 23.4mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 4.4mg