I can’t believe the summer is winding down and we are near the end of the Summer Salad Series. And guys, this next recipe is going to make you run to the store RIGHT NOW to buy some shrimp and cook them up! I mean, look at this tortilla full of deliciousness! I’m so glad that Shannah of Just Us Four is here to share her creativity and this amazing treat with us. Welcome, Shannah!
Hi everyone! I am Shannah from the blog, Just Us Four. I am so excited to be here sharing one of my favorite salad recipes with you today! Be sure to come by and visit me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for more recipes and even a few crafts.
This time of year, the weather is so hot and humid that the last thing I can thing about is hot food for lunch. I tend to turn to salads all the time and I like to have lots of different options. I always want some protein with my salad too but hate the idea of heating up the kitchen to cook it. This grilled chipotle shrimp salad is the perfect solution!
The salad is so easy to make but it is packed full of flavor. It really is one of the best hot weather lunch options!
1 Tbsp oil
1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 cup corn kernels
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup shredded cojita cheese
4 tortilla shells
1 cup cilantro
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp Greek yogurt
3/4 tsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
1) In a small bowl, toss shrimp in oil. Sprinkle with chili powder and cumin.
2) Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Add shrimp, working in batches if needed, to pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and cooked through.
3) Divide romaine between tortilla shells. Top with tomatoes, corn and shrimp.
4) In a blender or food processor, combine all dressing ingredients and pulse to combine. Pour over prepared salads. Top with shredded cheese and enjoy.
Even though this salad requires a little bit of cooking, the stove is only on for a few minutes so I promise you won’t even notice the heat on such a hot day. Your reward will be a delicious salad though so it is totally worth it.
What is your favorite kind of salad? Come by and visit me at Just Us Four and let me know!