Summer Shrimp Salad with Grilled Peaches and Fresh Corn

by Andie Mitchell on July 26, 2015

Summer Shrimp Salad with Grilled Peaches and Fresh Corn

I don’t want to miss things before they’re already gone, but it’s kind of my specialty. I’ll be two bites into a cookie — already mourning it, or on a vacation, like I was last May with Kate and Sabrina, staring into turquoise water, sipping a piña colada, and at least a tinge of my blissed-out vacation high will be, Don’t end don’t end don’t end.

I continually have to work on enjoying the moment, because wishing for more can end up wishing it away.

Summer Shrimp Salad with Grilled Peaches and Fresh Corn

For the rest of the season, I’m committed to savoring every last summery thing — sandals, long days, Fire Island, cookouts, warmth, Cape Cod, lobster rolls, eating outside, and, of course, all of my favorite fresh fruits and veggies.

This salad really helps. It’s got some of summer’s best produce: sweet peaches — grilled, which helps to concentrate their natural sweetness even more, fresh corn on the cob — no cooking required, juicy ripe tomatoes, red onion, romaine, creamy avocado…and all of that freshness gets topped off with chili spice-rubbed shrimp. This mix has so much goin’ on you might not even need a dressing, but I love the way blue cheese pairs with the shrimp and peaches. Below I’ve included nutrition info for the salad with and without dressing (the good news: it’s only around 300 calories either way).

Summer Shrimp Salad with Grilled Peaches and Fresh Corn

About two weeks ago, I discovered Bolthouse Farms chunky blue cheese yogurt dressing and let me tell you — it’s fantastic. (Not sponsored, just found this item while browsing). If you’re like me, you’ve probably passed by the Bolthouse dressings in the grocery store (in the cold case in the produce section) a hundred times and wondered, What’s the deal with those? Turns out they’re kind of a big deal.

For a dressing that’s yogurt-based, it doesn’t have an especially pronounced yogurt tang. And it’s also not very thin consistency-wise–which was a pleasant surprise considering it’s only 35 calories per serving and ultra-low cal dressings tend to be watery. You would never believe it’s only 35 calories. I swear.

I hope you love this summer salad as much as I do!

 

Summer Shrimp Salad with Grilled Peaches and Fresh Corn

Yield: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 334

Fat per serving: 13g

Summer's freshest produce in a bowl: fresh corn off the cob, juicy ripe tomatoes, grilled sweet peaches -- topped with spicy shrimp on a bed of romaine with avocado and red onion. All for 330 calories!

Ingredients

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 ears sweet corn, kernels cut off the cob
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 1 ½ pounds large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
  • 6 wooden skewers, soaked in water for about 1 hour
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 peaches, pitted and sliced
  • ½ cup Bolthouse Farms Chunky Blue Cheese Yogurt Dressing

Instructions

  1. Divide the romaine among 4 large plates or bowls. Repeat with the red onion, corn, tomato, and avocado.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Thread the shrimp onto the wooden skewers. Season the shrimp evenly on both sides with the spice mixture.
  3. Preheat your grill to high. Lightly spray the shrimp skewers and the peach slices with an oil mister or cooking spray. Grill the shrimp until pink and opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Grill the peaches until grill marks are present on both sides, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Slide the shrimp off the skewers and divide them, along with the grilled peaches, among the salad plates. Drizzle each plate with 2 tablespoons of dressing.

Notes

With Bolthouse Farms Dressing (as recipe directs): Calories 334, Fat 13g, Carb 30g, Fiber 9g, Sugars 8g, Protein 31g

Without Dressing: Calories 299, Fat 10g, Carb 29g, Fiber 9g, Sugars 7g, Protein 29g

http://www.canyoustayfordinner.com/2015/07/26/summer-shrimp-salad-with-grilled-peaches-and-fresh-corn/

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Cristina @ I Say Nomato July 27, 2015 at 5:29 am

This salad looks amazing. The combination of grilled peaches and chilli sounds really different, spicy and sweet! I wish I could live more in the moment, I’m always looking toward the future when things will be ‘better’, which is silly. Who says it will be better than right now?

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Andie Mitchell July 27, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Thank you Cristina! And so true–how can we be sure the future will be better? xo

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Julia @ The Domestic Blonde July 27, 2015 at 11:18 am

Ahhh I am so glad you’re back to blogging!!! Will this be a regular occurrence now?
The salad looks delicious. I’ve missed your recipes big time.
xo

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Andie Mitchell July 27, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Thank you, love!! Yes, I’m coming back full-force :)

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Emily R July 27, 2015 at 11:23 am

I’ve bought Bolthouse Farms dressing before and it is so ridiculously good and unbelievably low-calorie. This salad looks so delish!

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Andie Mitchell July 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

I need to try all the other flavors! Cilantro avocado sounds delicious. Have you had the greek yogurt ones?

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Alicia July 27, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Cilantro avocado is my favorite! Second favorite is the ranch.

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Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic July 27, 2015 at 2:35 pm

I love shrimp and avocado together, and would be all over this salad!

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Andie Mitchell July 27, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Thank you B! xoxo

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Cinnamon Vogue July 27, 2015 at 2:50 pm

I was hesitant with the cheese at first, but I checked out Bolthouse. It’s fantastic. No high fructose corn syrup or any artificial flavoring. Not bad. Andy great idea about grilling the peaches to make it concentrated. Wow never knew that. And I love how the shrimp came out.

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Andie Mitchell July 27, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Thanks CV! Yeah the ingredients aren’t too bad!

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Jo-Ann July 27, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Just stumbled across this blog and am loving all the recipes so far. This salad looks amazing. I am a pescatarian and always on the look out for a great shrimp recipe. I am going to try it out this week for sure.

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Andie Mitchell July 28, 2015 at 11:34 am

Thank you Jo-Ann!

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Nichole July 27, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Their Blue Cheese is my FAVE! I can’t wait to try this salad, as it totally screams summer. Glad you’re enjoying yours!

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Andie Mitchell July 28, 2015 at 11:34 am

xoxox Thanks, friend :)

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Sarah July 28, 2015 at 10:51 am

Hey there! What a great looking recipe! I wanted to give you a heads up to check into what ever subscription service you use to send emails; they keep popping up as phishing & SPAM messages within gmail. The images also do not load, so your open rates may not count correctly. Just thought I’d let you know. :-)

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Andie Mitchell July 28, 2015 at 11:33 am

Sarah, thank you so, so much — for the kindness and for the tip! I need to look into this ASAP!!

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Sarah July 28, 2015 at 12:29 pm

You’re welcome Andie! I wish you the best of luck.

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Cristin July 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Loving this salad!! I can’t wait for your cookbook to come out too. Just finished your book and it’s totally changed my eating habit & I’ve lost 10 pounds so far! Thank you for all your inspiration Andie!

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Andie Mitchell July 30, 2015 at 6:07 pm

Wow really?! That’s amazing!! I’m so so inspired!! WAY TO GO!!!!

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Cindy July 28, 2015 at 2:20 pm

This looks great and I love the combo of fruit and blue cheese.

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Andie Mitchell July 30, 2015 at 6:07 pm

Thank you, Cindy! I just love everything you make so this is a huge compliment :)

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iliana July 28, 2015 at 5:05 pm

This salad looks divine, but I’m allergic to shrimp :( what else do you recommend I substitute it with?

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Andie Mitchell July 28, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Thank you! Chicken would work just as well because the flavor is so mild!

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Jane July 29, 2015 at 2:18 pm

1. I made this last night. SO good.
2. I tried to share via Twitter on this page and it shares via your old handle @stayfordinner, which is now a soccer mom :) Just thought I’d pass on the info!

Thanks for all your awesome recipes! Keep ‘em coming.

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Andie Mitchell July 30, 2015 at 6:09 pm

I’m am SO HAPPY you made it! Yes! And thank you so so much for the tip on the Twitter thing! I’ve gotta look into that… :)

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