Shrimp Summer Salad

The sun is finally shining today! This past winter was so very cold and miserable, and so far this spring has been pretty gloomy and rainy. I am way past ready for summer to get here. Call me crazy, but I would rather have scorching hot summer days than any of the other crazy midwest weather we have been dealing with. It is sunny and warm outside today, so I am in the mood for some summertime food.

Growing up on the Chesapeake Bay (Hey, Mathews, VA!), seafood is something that we had regularly, especially in the summer. This salad is a combination of the flavors of a few of my favorite summertime foods (shrimp, fresh corn and tomatoes) and also some flavors that really compliment those things (bacon, avocado, lime and cilantro).

This salad would be a great dish for a summertime barbecue, for a simple lunch, or even for a family dinner. If you don’t care for shrimp, feel free to leave them out or substitute them for chicken or something else. Whatever you do, please enjoy!

Shrimp Summer Salad

Shrimp, avocado, corn and bacon are combined with other fresh flavors to make a light and delicious summer salad.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado, bacon, cilantro, corn, green onion, lime, Potato salad, shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 491kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 ears of corn cooked and corn cut off cob
  • 6 strips of bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 lb shrimp cooked, cooled and peeled
  • 1 Haas avocado diced
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes halved

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the onion, lime juice, salt and pepper.  Set aside for 5 minutes to marinade.
  • Place the corn, bacon, shrimp, avocado, cilantro and tomatoes in a large bowl.  Toss everything together.  Pour the onion mixture on top and toss again.  Serve immediately.
  • *Note – if you would like to prepare this ahead of time, leave the avocado out until just before you are ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 308mg | Sodium: 1411mg | Potassium: 821mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 768IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 3mg

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