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Grilled Shrimp & Tomato Salad Recipe

Grilled Shrimp & Tomato Salad Recipe

Make this a main-dish salad, or put it in an appetizer buffet for extra-good grazing. No matter what, I serve it with little bowls of chili sauce for dipping. —Maruja Hughes, Toronto, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 3 pounds uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 medium ripe avocados, peeled and sliced
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine lemon and lime juices. Add shrimp; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2. Drain shrimp, discarding marinade. On 12 metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread shrimp and tomatoes. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill kabobs, covered, over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning occasionally and basting frequently with chili sauce.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine oil and vinegar. Arrange avocados on a large platter; top with shrimp and tomatoes. If desired, sprinkle with parsley. Drizzle with oil mixture. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 177 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 293 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.