Shrimp, Corn and Avocado Salad with Sherry Cilantro Vinaigrette

Shrimp, Corn and Avocado Salad with Sherry Cilantro Vinaigrette

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This Shrimp, Corn and Avocado Salad with a Sherry Cilantro Vinaigrette is a fantastic main dish to serve as an entree or on a buffet menu. It is best served with some very crusty grilled homemade bread It is packed full of flavor and will be sure to please your guests time and time again.

The salad can be make-ahead of time which makes it perfect for a summer cookout! I could eat this salad every day during the summer! It’s super healthy, too.

I know that you are going to love this salad just as much as I did!

Are you looking for other delicious summertime dishes? Here are a few of my favorites:

Summertime Greek Orzo Salad with Shrimp, Lemon, and Fresh Dill

Shrimp, Ancho Chili and Vermicelli Pasta Soup with Avocado, Sour Cream and Cilantro

Minted Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey and Lime

Shrimp, Corn and Avocado Salad with Sherry Cilantro Vinaigrette

This is a fantastic main dish to serve as an entree or on a buffet menu. It is best served with some very crusty grilled homemade bread It is packed full of flavor and will be sure to please your guests time and time again.

Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 4 Green Onions – peeled and chopped
  • 1 C. Fresh Cilantro – roughly chopped
  • 1/2 C. Fresh Basil – roughly chopped
  • 1 C. Lime Juice – freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice – freshly squeezed
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. Sherry Vinegar
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Canola Oil or whatever oil you prefer
  • 1 Tbsp. Each Sugar and Kosher Salt
  • 1 Jalapeño Chili – halved and seeded
  • 1 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salad:
  • 1 1/2 C. Fresh White Corn Kernels frozen, if fresh is not available
  • 15 Oz. Can Black Beans – rinsed and drained
  • 1 Medium Zucchini – medium dice
  • 1 Large Red Pepper – cored and medium dice
  • 3/4 C. Red Onion – medium dice
  • 1 Avocado – peeled pitted and medium dice
  • 1 1/4 Lbs. Large Cooked Shrimp – peeled and deveined
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper – to taste

Instructions

  1. For the dressing, blend first 7 ingredients in a food processor or with a blender stick until dressing is a smooth as possible. Slowly add the oil until emulsified. Add the sugar, salt, jalapeño and red pepper flakes to the mixture. Dressing can be prepared one day ahead. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Combine the corn, black beans, zucchini, red pepper, and red onion in a large mixing bowl. Toss the salad with enough dressing to coat thoroughly and mix well. Add the avocado and shrimp and fold in gently. Add more dressing until it is well coated.
  3. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to six hours. If serving immediately, follow the recipe for avocado and shrimp be added. If making salad ahead, add avocado and shrimp when serving.
  4. For garnish, sprinkle with chopped cilantro and basil.