Food & Wine Pairing: Blackened Shrimp Salad & Cilantro-Lime Dressing with GIFFT Bountiful
Fire up the grill, slice those fresh summer vegetables and pour yourself a chilled glass of white wine—it’s summertime!
GIFFT Bountiful is a sweet white blend with bright fruit flavors and a tropical finish. Very light and refreshing, Bountiful pairs perfectly with this Blackened Shrimp Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing to serve while entertaining family or friends on the deck or patio!
Blackened Shrimp Salad & Cilantro-Lime Dressing with GIFFT Bountiful
Yield: 2 saladsTotal Time: 20 minutes
8 ounces shrimp (approximately 12 shrimp), deveined & tails removed
2 tbsp. blackening seasoning
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups spring mix lettuce
½ cup grilled corn
½ cup heirloom cherry tomatoes
1 avocado, thinly sliced
Lime wedges to finish
½ cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. sea salt
Juice & zest of 1 lime
Place shrimp in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle the blackening seasoning over the shrimp and toss gently to coat each shrimp. Grill shrimp outside on a charcoal or gas grill, or inside using a grill pan. Grill shrimp on each side 2-3 minutes, or until the shrimp is opaque. To assemble the salads, split the spring mix, as well as the grilled corn, heirloom cherry tomatoes, and avocado between two bowls. Top each salad with a serving of the blackened shrimp, and drizzle the cilantro-lime dressing over top to taste. You may garnish the salad with a few lime wedges if desired.
You may use a food processor to pulse and combine your dressing, or whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.