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Taco Lime Shrimp Salad Recipe

Have a hankering for tacos? Does your family want to do a taco night (Taco Tuesday, anyone!)? Try this grilled shrimp salad with plenty of tasty taco seasonings, a lime marinade, and creamy avocado. There are so many flavors and veggies in this salad you’ll forget it’s missing a taco shell!

Taco Lime Shrimp Salad

When we give up grains, like corn, there are some food items that fly out the window, like corn tortillas. No, corn is not a vegetable — it’s a grain. Albeit a gluten-free grain, corn is still a grain, and it’s just another reason not to fall for the “gluten-free” label fad. Thankfully, you can make your own tortillas from cauliflower or plantains. But let’s make it even easier and leave out the shell and fill our bowl with veggies instead.

Marinate the shrimp in the chili powder, paprika, cumin, and lime juice for at least 20 minutes. If you have more time, let it marinate even longer. Pack the ingredients into a big bowl, or do a build-your-own style and let everyone fix up their own salad. 

Taco Lime Shrimp Salad Recipe

Serves: 2 Prep: 30 min Cook: 10 min

Ingredients

Taco Lime Shrimp Salad Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, cumin, and 1/4 cup of lime juice.
  2. Place the shrimp in the chili mixture and marinate for 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Thread the shrimp on wood or metal skewers.
  5. Grill the shrimp until they turn pink, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  6. In a dressing jar, combine the cilantro, olive oil, and 1/4 cup lime juice, and season to taste.
  7. In a salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and shrimp.
  8. Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve.

Taco Lime Shrimp Salad Recipe
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Taco Lime Shrimp Salad Recipe

Ditch the tortilla and make your own taco-seasoned shrimp salad with a lime marinade and creamy avocado.
Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword lime, shirmp, shirmp salad, Taco
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 1211kcal
Cost 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 5 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup packed cilantro leaves roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Wood or metal skewers

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, cumin, and 1/4 cup lime juice.
    1 tbsp. chili powder, 1/2 tbsp. paprika, 1/2 cup lime juice, 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • Place the shrimp in the chili mixture and marinate for 20 minutes.
    1 lb. shrimp
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Thread the shrimps on wood or metal skewers.
    Wood or metal skewers
  • Grill the shrimp until they turn pink, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  • In a dressing jar, combine the cilantro, olive oil, 1/4 cup lime juice, and season to taste.
    1/3 cup packed cilantro leaves, 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • In a salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, tomatoes, avocado, red onion and shrimp.
    5 cups mixed greens, 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, 1 avocado, 1/2 red onion
  • Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 1211kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 178g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 2585mg | Sodium: 8150mg | Potassium: 1116mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5702IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 998mg | Iron: 21mg