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Grilled shrimp & corn salad with avocado cilantro lime dressing

Grilling season is good for so much more than burgers and chicken breasts. Your grill is a gateway to a world of healthy eating possibilities! Perfect for a hungry crowd, this refreshing and satisfying summer salad stars fire grilled shrimp and charred corn for a smokey-sweet combo you’ll crave again and again.

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Prep Time: 20 minutes • Total time: 30 minutes • Makes 4 servings

 

 

• 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled (about 16-20)
• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• 3 ears of corn, blanched
• 1 large avocado
• 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
• 3 Tbsp sunflower seeds
• 1 cup cilantro
• 1 cup black olives
• 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese

 

 

Cilantro Lime-Dressing
• 1 avocado, halved and pit removed
• 1 jalepeno
• ¼ cup cilantro
• 3 Tbsp lime juice
• ¼ cup sour cream
• ¼ tsp salt & pepper
• 1 Tbsp olive oil

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Shrimp marinade

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1-2 tsp Tabasco

Marinade the Shrimp for 10-30 min prior to grilling.

Quick Tip: Make the dressing in advance and store in the refrigerator until needed.

1. Heat grill to medium. Slice avocado into ¼-inch thick slices and brush slices with olive oil.

2. Place shrimp on grill and cook until white of shrimp is opaque, about 1-2 minutes per side.

3.Place avocado on grill and cook for 30 seconds per side.

4. Place corn on grill and rotate every 1-2 minutes until bright yellow and charred on all sides. Remove corn from heat and slice off the cob.

5. Make the dressing by combining all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until blended. Add olive oil and pulse. Add water if needed, tablespoon by tablespoon until mixture is thin enough to drizzle.

6. On a platter, combine corn, cherry tomatoes, black olives, cilantro, sunflower seeds, and cheese. Top with grilled shrimp and avocado. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve immediately.

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