The smoky flavors of grilled shrimp and corn in this healthy chopped salad recipe are a tasty match for the creamy cilantro dressing.

Romney Steele
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2014


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  • To prepare dressing: Puree the dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.

  • To prepare shrimp & salad: Preheat grill to medium or heat a grill pan over medium heat.

  • Toss shrimp with 2 teaspoons oil, lime zest, salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  • Grill corn, turning occasionally, until slightly charred, 6 to 10 minutes. Grill the shrimp, turning once, until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes total. Transfer corn and shrimp to a cutting board. Cut the kernels off the cob. Chop the shrimp into bite-size pieces.

  • Combine lettuce, cabbage, bell pepper, onion, tomatoes, fennel, avocado and bacon in a large bowl. Add the shrimp, corn and dressing; toss to coat. Season with pepper.


DIY grill basket: It’s best to use a grill basket when grilling small ingredients so they don’t fall into the fire. If you don’t have one, fold a 24-inch-long piece of heavy-duty foil in half and crimp up the edges to create a lip; this “basket” will prevent the food from sliding off the grates.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 25.8g 52% DV; carbohydrates 21.5g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 7.7g 31% DV; sugars 6.2g; fat 25g 39% DV; saturated fat 4.5g 23% DV; cholesterol 170.6mg 57% DV; vitamin a iu 6012IU 120% DV; vitamin c 61.1mg 102% DV; folate 149.5mcg 37% DV; calcium 142.5mg 14% DV; iron 2.2mg 12% DV; magnesium 85.6mg 31% DV; potassium 1057.8mg 30% DV; sodium 373.5mg 15% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV.

Reviews (12)

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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
SInfully delicious! Will definitely make again though not often it's too good I want to eat more than one portion! grin A real keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
AMAZING SALAD!!!! For the dressing I just used olive oil and lime. (Boyfriend doesn t like Sour cream ) The only thing I didn t use in the salad was the Fennel bulb. My boyfriend and I love this salad! We also drizzle more lime and cilantro on top!! This salad with some French bread or any bread toasted with olive oil and some salt... is seriously AMAZING!! So satisfied! Loved the shrimp avocado bacon and corn!! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Very good but I would like to be able to change the portions to one since I live alone. to one. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
I really did not like it it was very laborious the dressing was insufficient and the mixture of flavors although fresh seemed forgettable to me. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved the finished product. Left out the dill and fennel as I had none ready in the garden wasn't buying it for small amounts. Left out the corn as I'm allergic to it. Question: Why can't you tell us what the dressing ingredients were with a line or separating it so we don't have to guess? Also what's wrong with putting the nutrition facts in order as already established by same facts on packaged food? I've been reading labels so long it's hard to find what I'm looking for quickly and easily when you put them up in a "helter-skelter" format. Thank you. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this for dinner tonight delicious & everyone really liked it! I used a pkg of diced pancetta instead of 2slices bacon I added 1/2 of a lime juice in addition to the zest to marinade prior to grilling shrimp since we love limes. Didn't feel like cutting a bunch of bell peppers & cabbage & salad was still great?? Dressing fairly large amount so you may want to save some on the side prior to tossing all if you like drier. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great party salad! I made this salad for a Memorial Day party and it was a big hit. The dressing was too tangy for my taste so I added a few tablespoons of honey to balance it out. I also used a variety of lettuce not just romaine. Also next time I will use more avocado and keep the shrimp in larger pieces. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I Love This Salad! I made this salad tonight for our supper. It is heavy on the ingredients--takes longer than 50 minutes to make with the prepping of all the vegetables and cooking the shrimp and corn but it was so delicious! I really love the dressing. I will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Perfect for a light dinner on a hot summer day I made this for the first time and it was absolutely delicious! The flavors were incredible. I left out the corn and substituted pea shoots which worked out very well. The cilantro and dill creamy dressing made the salad come together perfectly! I would make again for sure! Pros: Great blend of flavors bursting all over the place Cons: corn didn't seem to go well with the salad Read More
Rating: 4 stars
5 Stars I would seriously eat this every day if I could. The dressing is amazingly flavorful - in fact the whole salad is. I made it even lower-fat by using fat-free sour cream. I also omitted the bacon and added more avocado. It keeps well too in tupperware with the dressing separate. I love that it has a lot of ingredients; it makes for a filling salad which isn't always the case. However I would have to agree with another reviewer that this isn't something you can whip up in a few minutes. It's completely worth it though in my opinion. 5 stars hands down. Pros: Filling healthy superfood flavorful Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious flavors! I really loved this salad. Enough to send a message to my husband to hurry home and eat it! It is very ingredient heavy so I wouldn't pick this to make on a quick dinner night. Would be a perfect dish to serve at a dinner party or family gathering. Love the fresh tanginess of the dressing. I will definitely make this again. Served it with Salmon and sweet potatoes. Pros: Amazing flavor combinations fresh and light Cons: Too many ingredients. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great with some modifications I made some small changes. I used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I omitted the bacon cabbage and tomatoes. I would have used turkey bacon but the wife vetoed it. The dressing was the best part. It was light and refreshing. Pros: Not terrible for you Read More