A little over 30 minutes is all it takes to throw together a weeknight meal that screams summer. Homemade buttermilk dressing makes a cool accompaniment.

Recipe by Cooking Light August 2014


Credit: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Ginny Branch

Recipe Summary

32 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 4 shrimp, 5 okra pods, 3 tomato slices, 2 corn pieces, and about 2 tablespoons dressing)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to high heat.

  • Combine buttermilk, mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons oil, 2 tablespoons chives, dill, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.

  • Combine remaining 1 teaspoon oil, honey, and shrimp in a small bowl; toss to coat. Thread shrimp onto 4 (6-inch) skewers. Thread okra pods onto 4 (6-inch) skewers. Lightly coat shrimp, okra, and corn with cooking spray. Place shrimp, okra, and corn on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill corn 14 minutes, turning occasionally. Grill okra 4 minutes on each side. Grill shrimp 3 minutes on each side or until done. Cut corn crosswise into 8 pieces.

  • Place tomatoes on a large platter; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Arrange shrimp, okra, and corn over tomatoes. Drizzle with dressing; sprinkle with remaining chives, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

262 calories; fat 12.7g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 7.5g; poly fat 2.1g; protein 19g; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 4g; cholesterol 144mg; iron 1mg; sodium 609mg; calcium 135mg.