Summer’s here, and we’re ready for all the fresh salads and all things grill. Here is a simple recipe filled with fresh ripe tomatoes. Grab the recipe for our Grilled Shrimp Salad with tomatoes down below and add it to your summer menu.
Grilled Shrimp Salad with Tomatoes
Have you ever made a grilled shrimp salad? It is a wonderful seafood salad, and the homemade vinegarette you can drizzle over the top is so good! Grilled Shrimp Salad with Tomatoes is a refreshing lunch or dinner option for you to serve up.
I used grilled lime honey shrimp for this dish, then added the shrimp to a fresh salad, red onions, crisp cucumbers, savory thick-cut bacon, and cherubs tomatoes. I also drizzled on some amazing homemade Chili Lime Raspberry Vinaigrette. We love having this grilled shrimp salad for lunch and even for dinner. It’s also a potluck dish you can take to a party.
What Type of Shrimp To Use For Salad
Cooked shrimp is key. I like to use shrimp that has been peeled, deveined, and no tails. That way, you can eat and enjoy without having to peel off the tails as you eat. You can buy cocktail shrimp or season and toss shrimp on the grill to add flavor to the salad. If you have shrimp still in the shells, go ahead and prep your shrimp to place it in the salad.
How to Devein Shrimp
- To devein shrimp, you first want to peel your shrimp if you need.
- Next, take a sharp knife and cut it on the back of the shrimp by the vein.
- Use a toothpick to slide where you cut, lift on the vein gently; it will pull out easily.
- Once removed, rinse shrimp in cold water, then prepare or serve as you would like.
You can buy shrimp that has been deveined, or you can buy it whole and not prepped. It is totally up to you on the type of shrimp you decide to buy.
Grilled Lime Honey Shrimp & Tomato Salad
- 5 cups mixed salad greens
- 1-2 cups of cherubs tomatoes
- 1 small red onion thinly sliced
- 1 small cucumber thinly sliced
- 2 cups of cooked shrimp with their tails removed
- 6-8 strips of thick-cut bacon
*note you can either pan-fry the shrimp or prepare them over a charcoal or gas grill
Build the salad by adding the mixed salad greens to a large salad bowl, add red onions, cucumber, cooked shrimp, and thick-cut bacon, top the salad with cherubs tomatoes (Sliced vertically or whole). Divide the salad into salad bowls and drizzle with the Chili Lime Raspberry Vinaigrette. Serve.
Topping Ideas For Grilled Shrimp Salad
- Red Onions
- Sunflower Seeds
- Bell Peppers
- Hard-Boiled Egg
Be as simple or as loaded as you would like for your shrimp and bacon salad. I wanted to have some toppings, but not super loaded, so feel free to sprinkle on more.
Chili Lime Raspberry Vinaigrette
- 1/2 cup EVOO
- 1/4 rosé vinegar
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses, 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries, 1/2 cup blackberries, a pinch of sea salt
- pinch of freshly cracked black peppercorns
- Add the berries to a Mason jar-style glass and mash them thoroughly with a muddler or the back of a fork.
- Add the EVOO, rosé vinegar, freshly squeezed lime juice, pomegranate molasses, dijon mustard, sea salt, and freshly cracked black peppercorns.
- Secure the lid and shake vigorously for 45 seconds.
Can I Skip The Dressing For This Shrimp Salad
Don’t feel up to making homemade dressing? That is okay. Feel free to reach for any of your favorite salad dressings that will complement the shrimp and bacon.
Does This Salad Store Well
If you do not eat all your salad, store the items separately. You don’t want the mixture mixed, or it will sog up and break down quite a bit. However, if you’re going to meal prep, you can place the dressing on the bottom of a jar, add tomatoes, seafood and bacon, and lettuce.
When you want to eat, shake or pour out into a bowl, mix and enjoy.
We’re patiently waiting for our harvest of tomatoes to come up, which means more recipes with tomatoes. Here are a few to check out: