Shrimp Cobb Salad

  • NEglmm Posted: 04/17/11
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    The salad was nice and fresh tasting.

  • dallastx Posted: 05/09/11
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    Simple but bright and beautiful salad. I added more paprika than called for, an additional slice of bacon and did not wipe out the pan before sauteing the shrimp. This salad rewards fresh produce. I would definitely make it again, even for lunchtime guests.

  • ingridlucia Posted: 05/24/11
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    Fast to make, very healthy, pretty to look at. Ingredients make you really full. A really good recipe. :)

  • LondonLiz Posted: 06/08/11
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    I followed this recipe exactly and feel it's not as tasty as other cooking light salads. The shrimp and dressing were bland. Usually the seasoning on cooking light recipes is spot on, but this one is lacking. It is however chocked full of fresh veggies, but needs more oomph if I make it again.

  • SaraH823 Posted: 04/18/11
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    So satisfying! Totally fulfilled my avocado and bacon cravings! Tweaked the dressing just a bit and added a touch of dijon with the stone ground mustard to round out the flavor..it was really lemony

  • sonoma1 Posted: 04/17/11
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    Possibly the best Cooking Light recipe I have ever made and I almost exclusively use Cooking Light recipes. My husband is a type 1 diabetic and low fat recipes with all the nutritional info is a must in our house. Only slight changes - added cucumber, left salt out of dressing (wasn't missed), and used lettuce of our choice not romaine. Loved it. Definitely will make for company.

  • rkdallas Posted: 05/03/11
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    I thought it was just ok. I don't think the dressing really complimented the flavors. Especially with bacon and avocado, I think a creamier dressing would have been better.

  • SmeKtchnStor1es Posted: 06/03/11
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    We made this for our blog and LOVED it. I love how light and fresh-tasting it is while also being really filling. A great office lunch and ideal for summer. I agree- fresh produce is key to making this salad pop with flavor. http://somekitchenstories.com/?p=284

  • partythesue Posted: 05/04/11
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    Really disappointing and it can't be fixed! Don't bother with this one, the dressing was boring, the shrimp was boring.........frankly the whole thing was boring. This is the first recipe I have ever had to give a one star to before, my husband is not a picky eater at all and he said not to make it again!

  • jcinidaho Posted: 04/23/11
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    My husband loved this salad. He liked the lemony kick. I cooked the shrimp in a little butter & olive oil. We will make this again.

  • klalaw Posted: 05/09/11
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    Excellent! My husband was hooked after one bite, and we'll definitely be making it again! The only thing I was iffy about was the carrots, but it was a great mix of textures and flavors, and the dressing was light but flavorful with the lemon.

  • Emegram5 Posted: 05/02/11
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    Loved, loved, loved this salad!! So delicious & refreshing! I added dash of cayenne pepper to the dressing. Also put some diced onion with the lettuce. This one is a keeper & I will make it again & again!! Great Sunday night supper!

  • ldoninphx Posted: 04/18/11
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    We thoroughly enjoyed the salad, great dinner for a Sunday night. I followed the recipe to the letter except I had regular Dijon on hand and I had a pre-washed bag of Italian greens I needed to use. I doubled the bacon because I like bacon and I felt it needed a little more dressing. The only other change I might make next time is try smoked paprika for the shrimp to kick it up a bit, otherwise loved it and will serve again.

  • BanAnnainAZ Posted: 04/28/11
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    This was a fantastic salad. Very filling. I did increase the amount of mustard and added fresh garlic and pepper to the dressing. Great for a warm day's dinner.

  • ChrisBellaire Posted: 04/20/11
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    Absolutely delicious and quick and easy to make! My husband and I loved this recipe and it's good enough for company. I, too, doubled the bacon, then browned the corn in a little of the bacon drippings before adding the shrimp to cook. Think I'll add Tony Cachere's Cajun seasoning to the shrimp before I cook it next time since it was a little bland. Otherwise, this was about perfect and is a recipe we'll enjoy again and again.

  • K9andCat Posted: 06/24/11
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    I made this for my family for dinner. It was a big hit with everyone. Highly recommend it.

  • nhquilter Posted: 06/27/11
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    Great salad! I used turkey bacon and sauted fresh corn off the cob for the salad. I like that it is easy and healthy. My whole family likes it.

  • behcmc Posted: 07/02/11
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    We thought this was super delicious (!), but we made a few modifications: hidden valley light buttermilk ranch (the only light ranch I can stand) instead of that dijon lemon juice stuff, a little red onion for flavor, and baby heirloom tomatoes (really just for a more beautiful presentation).

  • LisaEJ Posted: 07/24/11
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    Delicious - if using frozen shrimp, make sure to thaw completely and then pat dry, so you get a nice sear and the spices hold to the shrimp. We used mixed greens instead of just romaine and the lemon and bacon with the spinach in the mixed greens was reminiscent of a spinach/hot bacon salad. Very good with a crisp chardonnay - we served it with a 2006 Estate Grown Bridlewood Chardonnay. Wonderful meal!!

  • jmeleeS Posted: 07/14/11
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    This salad tastes like a restaurant quality salad and it's very filling! The dressing is fantastic, and to save a little cash, my husband and I only bough 1/2 lb of shrimp and used pan seared cod for the rest of the "meat" in the dish. It turned out excellent - the only drawback was the time to chop everything up, but once we dug into the fruits of our labor, it was well worth it! I added a bit more bacon and I always use Green Giant Sweet Crisp Summer Corn from the can in all my recipes (frozen is a bit dull). Excellent dinner salad recipe and perfect for summer when you don't want to heat up the house with the oven and need something nice and "light" to eat!

  • AshleyAutumn Posted: 07/28/11
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    This simple salad was full of flavors that worked very well together, none overpowered the other. It was light but, filling. The dressing was surprisingly good, so good that I used it again on my cheese-steak. I will make this salad again.

  • steponme Posted: 08/10/11
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    I agree with reviewer "LondonLiz," the contents of the salad were great, but the dressing was very bland and I added a little salt to the shrimp along with the paprika and pepper. I attempted to doctor the dressing by adding a little honey; that didn't help, so I ended up adding some light honey mustard salad dressing I had in the frig. and mixed it in and this saved my salad. Dressing definately needs help.

  • Shgoodwin Posted: 08/21/11
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    This is a very yummy summer salad. I added a squeeze of honey to the dressing and made a bit more than the recipe asked for. So good :) Will make this again.

  • thevenot Posted: 09/24/11
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    My family loves this salad. My husband has learned how to make it, so we have it at least once a week.

  • CeciliaCarreno Posted: 11/02/11
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    Delicious.

  • zarf46 Posted: 09/04/12
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    This was amazing! I made half of the recipe tonight and plan on having the other half tomorrow. I used my cast iron grill to cook the bacon, then threw the shrimp on afterwords. I will definately be making this again!

  • mrshartzell Posted: 08/30/12
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    I almost rated this as five stars, because I absolutely love this salad and have made it many many times, but then I remembered that I only made the shrimp the first time and I dind't care for them at all (and I LOVE shrimp, so that's pretty unusual). I have used other preparations of shrimp and also steak and the results were always amazing. Often, we will grill steaks with some corn on the cob one night and then the next day I will use the leftover steak and corn in this salad for my lunch. I personally love the tart dressing with the creamy avocado & starchy corn. Oh, and the bacon... well, bacon just makes everything better!

  • Cintripp1 Posted: 05/09/12
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    Love this combination of shrimp and fresh veg. I made this a few times last summer and changed it a little. Try blackening seasoning instead of paprika and double the dressing

  • mrscrazyed Posted: 07/05/12
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    I can't believe I'm saying this, but there were too many vegetables in this salad to make it enjoyable. Contrary to many reviewers, DH and I enjoyed the shrimp and the dressing, but both were lost under the ton of other ingredients. Probably won't make again.

  • stormydogblue Posted: 06/04/13
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    We really love this salad! I made exactly as written, except I doubled the amount of dressing because it felt like we didn't have enough the first time I made it. I think it would be even better with grilled corn. I found the proportions to be just right. The tartness of the dressing was tempered by the salty bacon. I may or may not reduce the amount of lemon juice just a tad next time- I thought it was a little tart at the very end but my husband thought it was perfect.

  • Kfoster325 Posted: 03/23/14
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    This recipe has become one of our "go-to's". Great when you are looking for a lighter, easy meal. We've made it a couple times exactly as it is written, and now that we have done it a few times we find ourselves changing some things up...like subbing black beans for the corn, adding more mustard to the dressing, etc.. A very versatile and summery recipe.

  • Napes77 Posted: 06/27/14
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    I still can't believe this is a "light" recipe! It is so delicious and has become a staple in our diet - especially in the summer time with fresh, ripe corn and avocado. My husband is not a shrimp fan, so I substitute the shrimp with chicken (cut into 1 inch cubes and grilled/sautéed). I was not crazy about the dressing, so I use Paul Newman's Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette instead. My husband just uses some olive oil.

  • Cherrybelle Posted: 01/28/14
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    This is a great salad for a light dinner. Both my husband and Son (10yrs) really enjoyed it. We will make this again for sure.

  • ZmansGirl Posted: 06/04/14
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    I live in a desert and definitely don't trust fish that isn't fresh - which it never is, when you live in a desert. Plus its stupid expensive out here. But this recipe caught my attention because 1) I love ALL the ingredients, 2) it looked easy, and 3) it looked cool, refreshing and HEALTHY. This was a cinch to make. Easy is an understatement. And it was so good there were no leftovers. Even my teenage boys who have almost never had fish (the live-in-a-desert-where-there-is-no-fresh-fish-thing) chomped it all up. Older son didn't care for the corn with tomatoes. He said, "its weird that they're in a salad together." Pffft. This recipe will become a standard recipe in my home. OMGosh. Super!!!!

  • RachelLinn13 Posted: 03/16/14
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    Great weeknight dinner! Easy and healthy!

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