grilled shrimp salad

My mom and I have been making this salad for years. It is truly the most simple of recipes with ingredients you almost always have on hand. (We pretty much always have frozen shrimp in the freezer so it’s easy to whip this up!) In the summer I bet you we make this salad once a week. It’s quick, easy, delicious, and healthy. Checks off all of the boxes. Plus we get to fire up our charcoal grill which is always one of my favorite parts of summer time recipes! Of course, you are welcome to make this inside on an indoor grill pan, or just simply sauté up your shrimp and corn, BUT is there anything like a charcoal grill in the summer time? No. No there is not.

This recipe originally came from one of my mom’s old Cooking Light cookbooks. Thanks, Cooking Light! You never disappoint.

It couldn’t be easier to make, so go ahead and give it a go and you will forever have a delicious, easy, summertime meal at your fingertips.




serves 4


  • 1 lb. peeled, deveined shrimp

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 ears corn, husked

  • 6 cups chopped romaine

  • 2 large tomatoes, diced

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • salt and pepper

Honey Lime Cumin Dressing

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


Sprinkle shrimp evenly with chili powder. Skewer on metal skewers and set aside until ready to grill. Season corn with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Prepare your grill- whether you’re using charcoal, gas, or an indoor grill pan. Brush grill with oil to prevent anything from sticking. Grill corn for 12 minutes, turning occasionally until nicely charred. Add shrimp, and cook 3 minutes a side.

For the dressing, whisk all the ingredients in small bowl until combined.

Cut kernels off of your ears of corn and add to your salad bowl with chopped romaine, diced tomato, avocado and grilled shrimp. Toss everything together with the dressing and enjoy!



One of my very best taste testers! And he’s ALWAYS a member of the clean plate club. Did I also mention he’s the best personal dishwasher in the Midwest?