Grilled Shrimp Salad

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This easy Grilled Shrimp Salad recipe is the perfect solution to your summer dinner needs! It’s healthy, quick and full of grilled chipotle flavor.

Grilled Shrimp Salad in a bowl.


Hi there, it’s Holly from The Modern Proper, back again with a delicious grilled shrimp salad that makes for the perfect dinner during the warm summer months. I love how quick and easy this dish comes together and that it is so full of flavor. I also love that it uses my grill, so my house stays cool and clean up is a breeze.

Dressing in a clear bowl with a spoon. Fresh shrimp on skewers with dressing drizzled on top.

I am always looking for those perfect go-to recipe this time of year. You know, recipes that are family friendly, can be quickly cooked on the grill, and that come together in a flash? Well, thankfully this grilled chipotle shrimp salad recipe meets all those requirements and more.

Grilled Shrimp Salad in a white bowl.


For this dish I prepped all of my chopped ingredients and the dressing ahead of time which was a real time saver come dinner time. All I had to do was throw the corn on the grill, marinate the shrimp in some of the dressing and then add them to the grill, too. I tossed my salad and all chopped and grilled ingredients in a large bowl and I was ready to serve!

I love it when a salad is hearty enough to be a complete meal and no extra sides or dishes are required. It makes my life so much easier!

Close up of Grilled Shrimp Salad.


Can we take a moment and just talk about this dressing?

I have to say, this may just be my favorite new dressing for ALL salads, but it works with the grilled shrimp especially well. The lime and cilantro pair so perfectly with the corn and black beans, too. Add some avocado and well, you’ve just put this dish over the top.

Grilled Shrimp Salad in a white bowl with two spoons for serving.


If you, like me, are spending a lot of time at the grill this summer, let me suggest a few more delicious salads that make great one dish dinners.

Grilled Shrimp Salad

4.84 from 6 votes
This easy Grilled Shrimp Salad recipe is the perfect solution to your summer dinner needs! It’s healthy, quick and full of grilled chipotle flavor.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6



  • 3/4 cup light olive oil
  • 1 cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey


  • 2 Romaine lettuce hearts roughly chopped
  • 1 (14 oz) can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 2 ears of sweet corn shucked (or 1 (14oz) can corn, drained, rinsed)
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 - 1 1/2 lbs large shrimp deveined


  • Add all the ingredients to a medium sized glass jar. Using a immersion blender, blend until combined. Alternatively, you can use a stand blender for this step. Set dressing aside.
  • Heat a gas or charcoal grill.
  • Marinate the shrimp in a bowl with ¼ cup of the dressing for 15 minutes.
  • Thread the shrimp onto metal skewers.
  • Lay the shrimp and corn cobs on the hot grill and cook until cooked through (the flesh of the shrimp will turn opaque) and grill marks form, about 2 minutes per side. Rotate the corn a few times during this time. Remove both and set aside.
  • Cut the corn kernels from the cob.
  • To prepare the salad, add the lettuce, black beans, avocado, corn, onion and tomatoes to the bowl with the dressing. Toss to coat well, then transfer to a serving bowl or platter. Top the salad with the shrimp and serve.


Serves: 6

Calories541kcal (27%)Carbohydrates18g (6%)Protein40g (80%)Fat35g (54%)Saturated Fat5g (25%)Cholesterol476mg (159%)Sodium1676mg (70%)Potassium531mg (15%)Fiber4g (16%)Sugar12g (13%)Vitamin A445IU (9%)Vitamin C36.2mg (44%)Calcium296mg (30%)Iron5.1mg (28%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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  1. 4 stars
    I made this for a spring dinner last night, using my indoor Lodge cast iron grill for the shrimp & corn (frozen; couldn’t get good fresh). It was delicious, and quite successful with my somewhat picky husband and dieting friend. I agree, dressing recipe could be used in lots of ways. My only quibble: the picture shows olives, which are not in the recipe but I think would go well.

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious salad, but what other type of lettuce would you recommend.? I feel like its so hard to kep romaine on my fork! LOL!

  3. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and grilled the shrimp on my new scan pan grill pan. The dressing/marinade was so delicious! The chipotle flavor was perfect in this salad. It was so easy to make and all of the ingredients blended so perfectly together! Can’t wait to make it for a party!

  4. 5 stars
    I’m making this salad, with cold cooked large shrimp. I marinate them overnight in oil, chopped cilantro, garlic, or garlic powder and a titch of cayenne pepper. Not much oil is needed and the juice of a partial lemon or lime juice adds to the flavor. I marinate over night and simply add to salad when I’m ready to serve.

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