Loaded with fresh tomatoes, peppers and cilantro and seasoned with cumin and chile, this shrimp and black bean salad recipe has all the flavors of a great fresh salsa and is a quick and easy no-cook recipe. Serve with tortilla chips or fresh corn tortillas.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2012




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk vinegar, oil, chipotle, cumin and salt in a large bowl. Add shrimp, beans, tomatoes, poblano (or bell pepper), scallions and cilantro; toss to coat. Serve room temperature or cold.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are smoked jalapeños packed in a flavorful sauce. Look for the small cans with Mexican foods at large supermarkets. Once opened, they'll keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.

For shrimp that have been raised or caught with sound environmental practices, look for fresh or frozen shrimp certified by an independent agency, such as the Marine Stewardship Council. If you can't find certified shrimp, choose wild-caught shrimp from North America--it's more likely to be sustainably caught. To peel, grasp the legs and hold onto the tail while you twist off the shell. To devein, use a paring knife to make a slit along the length of the shrimp. Remove the dark digestive tract (or “vein”) with the knife tip.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 20.7g; carbohydrates 19.2g; dietary fiber 5.9g; sugars 4.9g; fat 12.2g; saturated fat 1.7g; cholesterol 142.9mg; vitamin a iu 756.1IU; vitamin c 32.5mg; folate 80.5mcg; calcium 107.6mg; iron 2.1mg; magnesium 34.3mg; potassium 532.8mg; sodium 409.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
Yumm I really liked this recipe and will make it again. Next time though I will probably add a little lime juice to it Pros: Easy quick and tasty Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent! This is SO good! Not too spicy could use more tang like another poster said maybe some lime juice. Could be served over brown rice couscous quinoa Pros: Great hot or cold Read More
Rating: 4 stars
So flavorful and fast! My husband and I loved this salad. We make it just as it is written! It is definitely going the the regular rotation especially for the summer when I can't stand eating hot food for dinner. Pros: Easy fast great for weeknights healthy Cons: none Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy on the eyes and super tasty. Of course i soaked and boiled my own beans. Boiled my own shrimp too according to a delicious joy of cooking recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This came together so quickly 20 minutes including chopping everything up. I love starches so served with brown rice. I also love spicy so I doubled the chipotles. Also it had a bit too much shrimp for my taste. I'll probably use half the shrimp and add avocado next time. Super bold flavors and healthy. Pros: Easy Healthy Quick Yummy Cons: NULL Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have made this recipe at least a dozen times. It is so good that I didn't want to share it! Sometimes we put it in burritos with a smidge of sour creme or a pinch of cheese but usually it gets eaten right out of the mixing bowl. The more hot sauce the better! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Go Caribbean I substituted the cherry tomatoes with cited mango and added lime juice. For some reason I didn't think the tomatoes and mangos would go well together but do what you will. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Flavorful easy and quick! I doubled the adobo chili because we really like spice. This was great as a dinner with a few artisinal chiptole chips. My husband raved about it. Looked good and tasted good. Pros: Easy full of flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great Foundation recipe! This is a solid recipe to start with and it's so easy to build upon according to your tastes! We used a tbs of Chipotle Chili Powder (found in the spice aisle) because our grocery was out of adobo. I'm not sure what the difference in taste is but this substitution tasted amazing! We also added juice from one lime and a ripe avocado and it was so perfect. My recommendation is to keep the wet ingredients as listed and experiment with the dry ingredients meat/veggies. Pros: Healthy Light Fast Prep Delicious Read More