Grilled Shrimp Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

by Krista on August 28, 2013 · 18 comments

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette {Healthy Salad}

I cannot believe that it is almost September, that is craziness! Where did the first half of the year go?

With fall right around the corner, that means grilling season is coming to a close for most of you. {in the northern states that is}  So I thought I would throw in a couple more grilling recipes while you can still do it! :) {so thoughtful I know.. hehe}  This one was inspired because, well, shrimp was on sale last week.  But, Mike and I are also be fans of grilled shrimp.  I normally marinade it in a white wine garlic herb mixture, but this time I was feeling a southwestern inspired marinade.  So I ended up going with a Chipotle Lime Marinade, then turned it into a healthy shrimp salad and added some tex-mex veggies along with a Honey Lime Vinaigrette.  All I have to say is, it’s perfection in one bite and super easy to make!

Speaking of super easy to make.  Did you see my most recent post?  If not, you definitely need to take a look at it. Tons of awesome quick 30 minute meals.

35 Healthy 30 Minute Meals #30minutemeals #healthymeals

It was so popular I created a Pinterest board for it.  So be sure to click and follow so you have easy access to these recipes and more year round!

To get started of this Grilled Shrimp Salad, zest 1 lime {about 1 teaspoon of zest}, mince 1 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce, and 1 garlic clove. Add to a medium sized bowl.

Grilled Shrimp Salad 1Next add 2 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Whisk to combine.

Grilled Shrimp Salad 2Whisk in 4 Tablespoons of olive oil.  Add in 16 oz. of deveined deshelled raw medium shrimp. Toss to coat shrimp with marinade.

Grilled Shrimp Salad 3Let shrimp marinade for 30 minutes.  Heat grill to medium high heat. Place shrimp in a grill basket and grill for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp is pink. {if you don’t have a grill basket, put the shrimp on skewers and grill}  Remove from grill, and set aside. 

Grilled Shrimp Salad 4In the meantime, make the Honey Lime Vinaigrette. {for recipe click here}

Grilled Shrimp Salad 7Drain 1 15 oz. can of sweet corn {no salt or sugar added}, drain and rinse 1 15oz. can of low sodium black beans, cut 1 tomato into 8 wedges, and julienne 1 roasted red pepper. {to roast, grill red pepper until all sided are blackened, about 7-8 minutes, remove skin and cut}

Grilled Shrimp Salad 8In a large bowl, place 8 oz. of fresh spring mix {a salad mix in the grocery store}, grilled shrimp, and prepared vegetables. Serve with dressing on the side.

Grilled Shrimp Salad #healthysalad #grilledshrimp

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette
 
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Recipe type: Seafood, Salads, Gluten-free, Grilling Recipes
Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 16 oz. of raw medium shrimp, deveined and deshelled
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lime zest
  • 1 chipotle pepper in abode sauce, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 8 oz. of fresh spring mix
  • 1 red pepper, roasted & julienned {use a jar of roasted peppers for a shortcut}
  • 1 15oz. can of sweet corn {no salt or sugar added}, drained
  • 1 15oz. can of low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tomato, cut into 8 wedges
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix lime zest, chipotle pepper in adobe sauce, garlic clove, fresh lime juice, salt, pepper and olive oil. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add in deveined deshelled raw shrimp. Toss to coat shrimp with marinade.
  3. Let shrimp marinade for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat grill to medium high heat. Place shrimp in a grill basket and grill for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp is pink. {if you don't have a grill basket, put the shrimp on skewers and grill}
  5. Remove from grill, and set aside.
  6. In the meantime, make the Honey Lime Vinaigrette
  7. Drain sweet corn {no salt or sugar added}, drain and rinse a can of low sodium black beans, cut tomato into 8 wedges, and julienne 1 roasted red peppers. {to roast grill red pepper until all sided are blackened, about 7-8 minutes, remove skin and cut}
  8. In a large bowl, place fresh spring mix {a salad mix in the grocery store}, grilled shrimp, and prepared vegetables.
  9. Serve with dressing on the side.

More recipes by Joyful Healthy Eats you might enjoy:

Avocado Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Avocado Chicken Salad #healthysalad #lightsalad

Greek Chicken Salad with Avocado Tzatziki Sauce

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tahnycooks August 28, 2013 at 7:39 AM

This dish certainly does look like perfection in one bite! This dressing looks so tasty too! Great recipe! Pinning!

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Krista August 28, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Thanks Tahny, the dressing is totally my favorite part of this dish. It has a little sweet from the honey and citrus taste from the lime. Thanks for sharing the love chica. Hope you have a great rest of the day. :)

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Happy Valley Chow August 28, 2013 at 8:49 AM

I can’t believe it’s almost September either! This summer has gone by way to fast. Love this salad, sounds delicious!

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

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Krista August 28, 2013 at 12:26 PM

For real right, I was thinking.. oh my gosh I need to start playing and budgeting for Christmas presents soon. That’s nuts! Thanks for stopping by Eric!

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Amy | Club Narwhal August 28, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Krista, this looks awesome! I love shrimp in any form and these look like they round out the salad perfectly. Hopefully we’ll have grilling weather well through September :)

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Krista August 28, 2013 at 12:25 PM

The shrimp definitely add a nice kick and flavor to the dish. :) I hope you have grilling weather till September too, I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t grill year round. I am a grill girl at heart, and gotten spoiled with our weather. :)

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Gina August 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Okay first- my kids would love that salad. Second- you should turn that post into an e-book. It would be great!!

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Krista August 28, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Ok, first – love that your kids eat salad! Second – I would love to but would need your help to do it because I have no idea how to! :) Thanks for the encouragement girl, you always make my day!

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Heather @ French Press August 28, 2013 at 3:19 PM

this looks delicious! and now I think I need lunch

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Krista August 28, 2013 at 7:02 PM

hahah.. actually its what I had for lunch today too. Again. :)

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Paula August 28, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Yum, love this salad and all your salads! I love salads,but I hate to make salads, isn’t that weird? This may inspire me though!!

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Krista August 28, 2013 at 7:14 PM

haha.. I’m so with you on that girl. I hate to “make” them to. Sometimes I’m lazy and just wish they would magically put themselves together. Mind over matter… :)

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Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! August 28, 2013 at 8:26 PM

This looks so fresh and delicious. And your photos are great. Pinning!

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Krista August 29, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Thanks Kristin, it was delicious and super easy to make. Definitely doing this one again. :) Thanks stopping by, the “pin love”, and your sweet comments!

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Zainab @ Blahnik Baker August 28, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Oh I love the vinaigrette you used in this salad. Simple grilled shrimp makes for a delicious salad

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Krista August 29, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Thanks Zainab, it was definitely my favorite part too. :) Hope you are having a great day girl.

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