Chopped Taco Salad With Shrimp

Chopped Taco Salad With Shrimp
Photo: Jonny Valiant


Makes 4 servings (serving size: 4 ounces shrimp, 1 tortilla, and about 2 cups salad)

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 362
Fat 20.5 g
Satfat 3.8 g
Monofat 11.6 g
Polyfat 2.4 g
Protein 21 g
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fiber 9 g
Cholesterol 150 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 857 mg
Calcium 232 mg


Cooking spray
2 lemons, thinly sliced
2 limes, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces romaine lettuce, chopped
20 large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 pound)
4 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 large ripe tomato, diced
1 diced peeled avocado
1 ounce Cotija cheese


1. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat; coat lightly with cooking spray. Quickly grill the citrus slices in batches, just until browned (about 1 minute per side); transfer to a cutting board, and finely chop. Transfer citrus to a medium bowl with any collected juices. Add the oregano, olive oil, salt, and pepper; mash with the back of a spoon to combine. Divide dressing in half.

2. Arrange lettuce on a serving platter; lightly coat the grill again. Grill the shrimp, in batches, until opaque, brushing with half of the lemon-lime dressing (about 2 minutes per side); transfer to the platter. Warm the tortillas on the grill until slightly charred (about 1 minute per side), brushing lightly with some of the remaining dressing; transfer to the platter.

3. Stir diced tomato into remaining lemon-lime dressing. Arrange avocado on the platter. Crumble the cheese over the salad; drizzle with remaining dressing.