Dinner Tonight: Grilled Shrimp and Bacon Salad

Oh goodness how we love to grill shrimp.  Love, love, love it!  
If you’ve never grilled shrimp before, I think the key is to either put your shrimp on a skewer so that they’re easy to flip over, use a grilling basket, use a cedar plank or you can even use an aluminum cookie sheet.  You just don’t want your shrimp falling through the grill grates. 
All you do is whip up a big batch of grilled shrimp and then add in some crunchy bacon (I used turkey bacon) and all of your favorite salad toppings.  Dinner is done (and mighty tasty, I might add!).
This recipe serves 4 adults.
Enjoy!
Shopping List
1 pound of uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined (ask your fishmonger at the grocery store!)
2 tablespoons chili powder
about 8 cups of Romaine lettuce (just a big handful for each person)
8 pieces of  cooked bacon (we used turkey bacon), crumbled
1 avocado, diced
1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
1 red onion, diced
2 cups of corn kernels, fresh or frozen that you’ve heated up a bit
Crumbled Blue Cheese to garnish
A drizzle of honey mustard salad dressing, we used Newman’s Own
Preheat your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high heat.
Toss all of your shrimp with the chili powder.  Grill your shrimp just a few minutes on each side (like 2 or 3 minutes).
Arrange your plate with your lettuce, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, onions and corn.  Top with a few pieces of grilled shrimp and blue cheese crumbles.  Drizzle salad dressing down on top.
That’s it.
The perfect summer supper.
XOXO
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} May 14, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Shrimp and bacon on a salad? SIGN ME UP! And then I saw you added corn to it? I love corn on a salad! Can't wait to try this! Maybe you should whip this up for us all of us on one of our pool days this summer!

  • Rachel Brown May 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    This will be so delicious!! Making it this weekend. Thanks for another great recipe Shay.

  • Hillary May 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    This looks AMAZING (as usual!). Can't wait to try this one this weekend!

  • Jaren May 14, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    This is a great summer lunch! I love grilling shrimp.

  • Jennifer May 14, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    This looks delicious! I have tried many, many of your recipes and they are always a hit. I think this is going to be another one!

  • Hayley Chandler May 14, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Sounds amazing!!! Absolutely perfect for summer!!!

  • Heather May 14, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Perfect timing it is 102 in Southern CA today, we are having this for dinner tonight! Thank you

  • Kim May 15, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Yum – perfect for summer!! Now, if only a beach came with the meal!!!

  • Slightly Askew Designs May 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    LOVE corn on a salad!!! šŸ™‚ Thanks so much for linking up!!! šŸ™‚ Andrea

  • emma @ {from my little pink couch} May 28, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    omgsh!!!! shrimp AND bacon!!!! heavenly!

  • Melissa at Raised by Wolfs June 23, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I made this tonight for dinner and it was absolute summer PERFECTION! So easy and so, so delicious. Thanks, Shay!

  • Sinea Pies July 9, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Shrimp AND bacon? Can there be a better combination anywhere? I don't think so! This is going to become one of my favorite salad recipes for sure. PINNING and sharing, too.