Grilled Shrimp Salad.
Salad and I have a rocky relationship.
I’m sure you assumed as much, but these days we’ve been disagreeing more than usual.
I don’t think anything can be done to save the relationship either.
But when I make salads like these, they offer a bit of therapy.
It may be a favorite out of all the salads I’ve made.
It’s no secret that my piles of lettuce aren’t exactly veggie-filled.
In my opinion, that’s what makes them better.
And you know I can’t have a salad without cheese and bacon.
As well as the token fruit – which in this case was mango and quite possibly the most delicious mango I’ve ever had.
I think I’ve said that before. But only once. This was only my second “perfect” mango.
I wish you could have seen how I attacked it.
I also threw on one of the heirloom tomatoes I bought on Saturday.
It was beautiful and juicy and seedy and vegetabley. If you catch my drift.
Eh, so I may have picked around the one vegetable on the plate. Sue me.
I needed more crunch than just the bacon alone, so I added some toasted tortilla strips. Coupled with the avocado, it was creamy and crispy. And shrimpy.
Grilled Shrimp Salad
2 cups lettuce of choice
4 ounces raw peeled and deveined shrimp (or cooked)
1 small tomato, chopped
1/4 avocado, chopped
1/4 mango, chopped
2 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
1 ounce feta cheese
1/2 corn tortilla, cut into strips and toasted
Cut tortillas into strips and set oven to broil. Lay strips on a baking sheet and set under broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown. Set aside.
Preheat grill. Season shrimp with salt and pepper, or marinade of choice. Grill shrimp until colors changes to light orange, about 1-2 minutes per side.
Combine all ingredients together and top with dressing of choice.
Why must salads always taste better when someone else makes them?
I need my own personal salad chef. And if they want to make me dessert too, I won’t complain.
73 Comments on “Grilled Shrimp Salad.”
This is my kind of salad. Love the shrimp and fruit combo!
This is my favorite kind of salad…less veggies, more toppings!
Its so true that salads taste better when someone else makes them…or in restaurants for that matter!
This looks so awesome!! Especially with the mango in it!!!!!! :)
I know, right? I swear restaurants put crack on their salads or something, because they just don’t taste the same at home. Your salad looks incredible, but I would also recommend adding crispy bacon bits. ;-)
There is bacon!
You know I can’t do salads without it. :)
Wow. I’m such a dumbass. I misread that you can’t live without bacon and cheese, but you used tortilla chips for the crunch. This is what happens when you only get 3 hours of sleep. I think it’s a sign that I need to take a nap. Like, right now. Toodles~
LOL no prob girl, been there, done that! I love ya. :)
I love salads that have such vibrant colors like yours. Mmm, for a non-veggie-lover, you sure make them look appetizing.
omg mango and feta sounds delicious together! Then combine all the other ingredients?! Salad bliss!
Well I don’t have a bad relationship with salads buuuut most of mine are as loaded as yours :) Loving the shrimp/feta combo! So summer-y :)
How could this NOT be good?! Bacon, cheese and that MANGO! Yummers for sure! This is not a salad, this is dessert where I come from! I’m coming over for lunch with this one! I’d be scared if I had all the ingredients in the house right now as I would totally make it! Thanks!
You have no idea how much I am craving this right now. That shrimp… it looks amazing!! Where on earth did you get it? Wait. I better go back and read everything before I throw out maybe already answered questions.
This shrimp salad looks delicious as all your other treats! :)
Lady, salads without 800 toppings just seem…naked. The lettuce gives us an excuse to eat the toppings without someone raising an eyebrow at us.
what kind of dressing do you think would go best with that? Planning on making it this week.
I’m not the best judge when it comes to salad dressing because I actually dislike most of it and only use vinegar, but I think a citrus dressing may go well?
You are hilarious! Love it. “it was creamy and crispy. And shrimpy.”
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