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Chopped Taco Salad With Shrimp

Photo: Jonny Valiant
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 4 ounces shrimp, 1 tortilla, and about 2 cups salad)

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.