Mexican Grilled Shrimp Salad

Now that summer is in full tilt, I crave fresh & easy to make salads.  No one wants to turn on an oven in these temps, especially when you don’t have air conditioning. Ugh.

Grilled shrimp is one of those foods I don’t make nearly enough. Every time I have it, I think why the heck am I not eating this every week?

Next to tuna, shrimp is the second highest shellfish in selenium which is a powerful antioxidant known to lower the risk of cancer, increase cognitive function and improve cardiovascular health.

Shrimp are also low-cal, low-carb, low-fat and a good source of protein.  To make this meal keto, skip the black beans and add more avocado.

Fire up that BBQ and let’s get grilling!Mexican_Grilled_Shrimp_Salad_thehappyhealthfreak.com

Mexican Grilled Shrimp Salad
Serves 2
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For the Shrimp
  1. 250g raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  2. 1/2 tsp cumin
  3. 1/8 tsp chili powder
  4. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  5. 1/4 tsp onion salt
  6. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  7. S&P to taste
For the Salad
  1. 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  2. 1/2 cup black beans
  3. 2 cups butter leaf lettuce
  4. 1/2 avocado, diced
  5. 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  6. 1 tsp lime zest
  7. 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  8. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  9. S&P to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill or BBQ to 350F.
  2. Wash, peel and devein the shrimp. Add to a bowl along with the spices and olive oil. Stir to combine.
  3. Slide shrimp onto skewers. Grill for 2-3 minutes a side over medium heat until shrimp are opaque and no longer translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, olive oil and S&P.
  5. In a salad bowl, mix together red pepper, black beans, lettuce and avocado.
  6. Add the grilled shrimp on top, drizzle on the dressing and stir to combine.
  7. Serve immediately.
  8. Enjoy!
Nutritional Info per serving
  1. 281 Calories, 19g Carbs, 7g Fibre, 12g Net Carbs, 12g Fat, 27g Protein, 4g Sugar
  2. Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only,
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4 Comments

  • Bernadette June 23, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Love this recipe

    Reply
  • AZ@...And a Dash of Cinnamon June 23, 2016 at 7:49 am

    I love mexican and I love shrimp! Yum!

    Reply

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