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Chopped Salad with Red Chili Shrimp and Grilled Vegetables

Seems like chopped salads are everywhere now. This one, loaded with the flavors of summertime, is topped with the sweet heat of spicy grilled shrimp and grilled vegetables.

 
 
Recipe Courtesy of Cuisine at Home
 
Makes: 9 cups   
Total time: 30 minutes
 
 
Ingredients:
Whisk Together; Prepare:
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. white wine vinegar
  • 1 t. sugar
  • Salt and cayenne to taste
  • Red Chili Shrimp (below)
Coat with 3 T. Olive Oil; Grill:
  • 2 ears fresh sweet corn, shucked
  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed
  • 4 slices baguette, 1" thick
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Toss Together:
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 cups butter lettuce, torn
  • 1 cup cucumber, seeded, cut into half-moons
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
 
For the Red Chili Shrimp:
Makes: 8 skewers
Total time:
20 minutes
 
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. chili powder
  • 1 T. garlic powder
  • 1 t. kosher salt
  • 16 large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails left on
  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Whisk sugar, oil, and seasonings together in a large bowl; add shrimp and toss to coat.
  3. Thread 2 shrimp onto each of 8 skewers, then grill just until opaque, 2 minutes per side.
 Instructions:
  1. Prepare grill with foil, then preheat to medium-high.
  2. Whisk mayonnaise, 2 T. oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and cayenne together for the dressing in a bowl. Prepare shrimp and thread on skewers.
  3. Coat corn, asparagus, and bread with 3 T. oil, salt, and pepper. Grill corn, turning occasionally, until kernels start to char, 10 minutes. Add asparagus and cook, turning often, until tender, 3–4 minutes.
  4. Grill bread on both sides until toasted, 1–2 minutes per side; grill the skewers.
  5. Cut corn off cobs, chop asparagus, and cube bread.
  6. Toss lettuces, cucumber, tomatoes, eggs, and basil together in a large bowl with remaining ingredients and prepared dressing. Serve 2 shrimp skewers on top of each salad.