Grilled Shrimp-Watermelon Salad with Honey-Balsamic Dressing

Coastal Living
Makes 8 servings


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1/2 cup olive oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
32 large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 peaches, halved
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 watermelon, cut into 8 wedges
2 cups blueberries
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Garnish: chopped fresh cilantro


Combine olive oil and garlic in a large shallow dish. Add shrimp to dish; toss to coat. Cover, and marinate in refrigerator up to 2 hours; remove shrimp, discarding marinade. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper.

Grill, covered with lid, over medium-high heat (350º to 400º) 2 minutes on each side.

Brush peaches with vegetable oil. Grill, covered with lid, over medium-high heat (350º to 400º) until golden brown. Grill watermelon, covered with lid, just until grill marks form. Cut rind from watermelon. Chop watermelon and cut peaches into wedges; place in a large bowl. Add berries and cilantro; toss gently.

Spoon fruit mixture onto serving plates. Top each serving with 4 shrimp, and drizzle with Honey-Balsamic Dressing. Garnish, if desired.

Created date

August 2004