Grilled-Shrimp Salad with Smoky Tomato Vinaigrette

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6 servings (serving size: 2 1/2 cups)


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4 (1-inch-thick) slices day-old French bread or other firm white bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large tomato, cut into 1-inch-thick slices (about 12 ounces)
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 garlic clove, chopped
48 large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 2 pounds)
Cooking spray
9 1/2 cups torn romaine lettuce
3/4 cup cubed peeled avocado
1/2 cup sliced red onion


Preheat oven to 350°.

Place bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.

Brush tomato slices with 1 teaspoon olive oil, and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place tomato slices on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 10 minutes on each side or until tomato slices are blackened. Combine 3 teaspoons olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, tomato slices, parsley, and next 5 ingredients (parsley through garlic) in a food processor, and process until blended. Divide vinaigrette in half. Set aside.

Thread shrimp onto 6 (12-inch) skewers, and brush with half of vinaigrette. Prepare grill. Place kebabs on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 4 minutes on each side or until shrimp are done. Remove shrimp from skewers. Combine remaining half of vinaigrette, toasted bread cubes, shrimp, lettuce, avocado, and sliced onion in a large bowl; toss gently to coat.

Created date

August 1997

Nutritional Information

Calories 257
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 8.7 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 4.5 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrate 17.4 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 173 mg
Iron 4.7 mg
Sodium 495 mg
Calcium 112 mg