A great recipe for a hot summer night. Very refreshing. Tried mainly because the tea vinaigrette intrigued me and it did not disappoint. Used 3 oz of Spring Mix, close to a lb of shrimp, 2 peaches, half pecans, half cheese, half dressing for 2 servings. Could have used more greens and more cheese. Made a large main dish salad and served baked potato on the side. Delicious!
Grilled Shrimp Salad with Sweet Tea Vinaigrette
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Yield: Makes 6 servings
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Total: 1 Hour, 6 Minutes
- 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
- 1 pound peeled, jumbo raw shrimp (1 6/20 count)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 large fresh peaches, cut into 8 wedges each
- 1 (6-oz.) bag mixed baby salad greens
- Sweet Tea Vinaigrette
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.
- 2. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Devein shrimp, if desired, and toss with olive oil. Grill shrimp, covered with grill lid, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or just until shrimp turn pink. Grill peach wedges 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until grill marks appear.
- 3. Toss salad greens with Sweet Tea Vinaigrette; season with salt and pepper to taste, and top with grilled shrimp, peaches, blue cheese, and pecans. Serve immediately.
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