Jul 6, 2011

Mexican Shrimp Cobb Salad



A beautifully layered salad with shrimp, avocados, grilled corn, black bean salsa, cucumbers, tomatoes and cheese. I served this with creamy cilantro tomatillo dressing.

Because there is no cooking involved, this makes a perfect summer potluck dish and the presentation is beautiful. One of my facebook fans mentioned she always brings a trifle dish to a party and gives the host the dish as a gift, cute idea! If you don't have a trifle dish, you could always layer this in a large platter in neat rows. Shredded chicken can be used in place of shrimp.

As a main course salad this would be more than enough for six people, if you are bringing this to a party where it will be eaten as a side, this would certainly serve a lot more.





Mexican Shrimp Cobb Salad
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 as main course • Size: little over 2 cups • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 7
Calories: 288.4 • Fat: 10.6 g • Protein: 28.7 g • Carb: 25.1 g • Fiber: 8.8 g • Sugar: 3 g
Sodium: 588 mg

For the Shrimp:
  • 16 oz cooked large shrimp, peeled
  • chipotle chili powder to taste
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt to taste

For the Salad:
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 15 oz black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup grilled corn kernels (I used Trader Joe's frozen roasted corn)
  • 2 tbsp red onion, divided
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 seedless cucumber, diced
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 ripe hass avocado, diced
  • 1 cup reduced fat Sargento Mexican Blend shredded cheese

Directions:

Rinse shrimp and chop into large chunks. Toss shrimp with a little salt, chipotle chili pepper, and fresh lime juice.


Combine drained beans, corn, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt to taste.


In a large glass trifle dish or clear bowl, layer salad ingredients starting with the lettuce, black bean mixture, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, cheese and shrimp on top.





93 comments :

  1. This is going on the menu for our big BBQ this weekend for sure!! Thank you!

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  2. I am always on the look-out for fresh, healthy ingredients with a lot of flavors... and this looks perfect! I will be putting this in my meal plan for next week!! Thanks!!

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  3. This sounds so delicious! Thanks for including it!

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  4. this is pretty fantastic! you are quite in love with your trifle dish ;)

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  5. This looks GLORIOUS. I cannot wait to make this for our cookout this weekend! Thanks so much for posting!

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  6. I came to your site to find something to go with a pork carnita recipe I am going to try this weekend. I'll minus the shrimp and this will fit the bill! Hubby won't eat it because of the beans (he can be sooo picky!) but my guests will eat it and so will I and he can be jealous!!

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  7. Just wanted to add--I did the points for the salad w/out the shrimp and avocado (I'm making Gina's guacamole) and for 6 servings it came out to 3 PP.

    So, Gina's Carnitas (in a 1 PP wheat tortilla), Guacamole and Mexican Cobb salad all for 12 PP! Thanks for helping to plan a get together with friends, Gina!!

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  8. Yes Olga, I do love my trifle dish!! Might use it again next week :)

    Samantha, thanks for sharing! I think the shrimp makes the dish but if anyone is vegetarian you could leave out the shrimp and increase the avocado and cucumbers!

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  9. Does the PointsPlus value include the dressing? If so how much?

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  10. This looks SO tasty. The dressing sounds like it would be awesome with it as well. I will definitely be storing this recipe for good use.

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  11. The dressing is extra, look at the n.i. on the recipe.

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    1. WHERE IS THE DRESSING RECIPE CANT FIND IT

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    2. http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/01/creamy-cilantro-tomatillo-dressing.html

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  12. Gorgeous, and that dressing - YUM

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  13. This looks wonderful! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for the consistently delicious recipes.

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  14. This looks fantastic! I think I'll serve this at my daughters birthday party where we will be BBQ'ing... this will compliment the other food beautifully! I can't wait now!!

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  15. Ok, Gina. What technique are you using in ur fotos to make them 3D ?!?! The food is jumping off the screen into my mouth. I need to eat this now!

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  16. This looks amazing! I was planning to make a tropical shrimp salad tonight but have all of these ingredients too, not sure what to do now! Thank you for sharing :-)

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  17. Mmmmm, this looks sooo good! I plan on making this very soon! I discovered your website two weeks ago and I am HOOKED!! I have made over half a dozen recipes, and I have one in the crock pot right now (chicken ropa vieja) and they have all been fantastic.

    I usually hate cooking for a few reasons 1) I don't like to clean up the mess 2) the food never comes out as good as I had hoped so I feel like I wasted alot of time for something not worth it.... Your website has eliminated that 2nd reason for me, each recipe I have tried has exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much!

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  18. Lauryn- you are welcome!

    Julia, lol that's the 3D lens!

    Kitchen with Kate - Tropical shrimp sounds interesting too!

    Jessica, thank you! I only post the best ones!!

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  19. Yum, yum, YUM! This looks fantastic! I've been looking for new summery shrimp recipes. I think we'll be having this for dinner over the weekend. Thank you!

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  20. Yum, yum, want, want! Thank you, thank you! :)

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  21. The bean dip is awesome, made it several times.

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  22. Looks great, can't wait to try!

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  23. Fantastic presentation! I love the layered look :)

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  24. Ms Journalist7/7/11, 6:47 AM

    OMG, that looks so good!!!! Gina, your recipes blow me away, my mouth is watering. Think I'm gonna have to go buy some shrimp to make this tonight!

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  25. Headed to the store for my ingredients now! thank You for this!

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  26. Gorgeous, healthy, light, perfect! I am definitely going to make this salad :).

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  27. This looks great and so easy too make. I especially like that you have pictures with the recipes. They make the recipes so easy to follow...helps me to know what exactly to do and how finished recipe should look.

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  28. This really couldn't be any easier, and on a hot summer day, this makes a wonderful meal!

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  29. This is what's for supper tonight! Looks light and refreshing for a hot summer's day. Thanks! Deb

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  30. Gina, this is definitely a winner!

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  31. YUM! Request: fish and chips :-)

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  32. Any chance you'll eventually do a cookbook? Your pictures and recipes are AMAZING!! I know they are all right here but I love to curl up w/a good cookbook and flip through it.

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes - you make eating healthy enjoyable.

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  33. Thanks Kari, so do I! Hopefully sooner than later :)

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  34. This was DELICIOUS!! We had this tonight for dinner and I'm eating the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. My sister introduced me to your blog only 3 days ago, and we have tried something everyday since. I don't usually follow blogs, but I am a follower of yours indefinitely. Thanks!

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  35. hi tina .I am definitely going to make this wonderful salad. For dressing , can I substitute the tomatillo with other option?

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  36. What would the point value be if you substituted chicken for the shrimp and left out the avocado (not a fan)? Can't wait to try it, this looks sooo yummy!

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  37. This recipes looks delicious. I love quick easy healthy recipes using shrimp. You make everything look so delicious. Can't wait to give this salad a try.

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  38. I'm new to your blog and love it. Thank you so much for your efforts. Do I see some cilantro on the 5th photo?

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  39. You could substitute a regular tomato for tomatillo.

    Lauren- any changes to recipes would have to be re-calculated on your own. Sorry I wish I had more time!

    Martha, let me know how you like it!

    Thanks Mrs fawhittaker - Yes, that's cilantro mixed in with the beans.

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  40. I made this WONDERFUL salad over the weekend. Fantastic! Thank you Gina!

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  41. I just made this for my family tonight! Huge hit! I also made the cilantro dressing with it and it was perfect! Great recipe! Thanks!

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  42. So happy to hear you all enjoyed it!! A perfect summer salad.

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  43. We had this for dinner tonight and it was a big hit! I didn't layer it all pretty like you did, but I love that idea for guests. I'll definitely be making this again and again. Thanks for all the great recipes!

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  44. This was delicious! I made it for my book club last night and everyone loved it! The creamy dressing was amazing. I am using it for just a dip for shrimp as well!

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  45. Awesome website, I follow you on facebook Great low fat recipe ideas. I will use the prawn salad :)

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  46. thanks for the wonderful recipe! you are heaven sent i actually made it yesterday for my daughter's birthday. I also did as well the cilantro dressing. We all did enjoyed this healty salad. Now, everybody want your recipe and i must give your link to all of my friend. thanks again for the recipe i will definitely re-make it again :)

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  47. Wow that's a ton of shrimp! And super low calorie, love it.

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  48. This looks delicious!! Do you have another one of your salad dressings that you would suggest for it though?? I cant do spicy.

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  49. Do you know what the calories would be if I used chicken instead? And how much chicken I should use? My hubby doesn't do seafood :(

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  50. I'm not sure what the calories would be, I would use 16 oz cooked chicken in it's place.

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  51. I made this for a girls night and everyone loved it! I made the dressing too, which was also a hit! Thanks for another great recipe!

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  52. i made this tonight, but not exactly the same. I didn't have any corn or black beans so it was lettuce, shrimp, cilantro, onion, lime, and cucumber. I also added a red bell pepper. I made the tomatillo dressing too. Both were super good. Really fresh, easy, and low point!

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  54. I am chowing down on this as I type and I have to say this is the BEST salad I have EVER tasted. OMG this recipe makes dieting and eating salads regularly easier and way tastier. And I am eating this WITHOUT the dressing. Just added salt and DELICIOUS

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  55. What's the recipe for the dressing in the picture?

    Thanks

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  56. How fortunate to have been introduced to Skinnytaste here in Australia by my lovely Canadian work colleague. I love everything about the website - photography, points, Gina's commentaries, nutritional facts and the multitude of delicious and healthy recipes. Thank you Gina for your comprehensive, sensible and refreshing website.

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  57. Loved loved loved this the dressing is amazing! My family ate it all up!!! So beautiful and delicious

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  58. YUMMO!!!!! Even my daughter liked it. Dressing....FAB-U-LOUS!!! Thanks SkinnyTaste!

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  59. This is such an amazing looking salad- I have recently transitioned to vegetarianism (I still eat seafood) and this salad just screamed to me. I made the dressing a few hours before the rest of the salad to give it time to chill. I will be making the salad shortly, and adding black olives, and crispy onion strings on top. Cannot wait to eat it. Thanks for the great recipes, you are so creative and I look forward to trying many more!

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  60. where is the recipe for the dressing or is it a bottled store bough dressing?

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  61. never mind I found it! LOL it's the creamy tomatillo dressing! Looks fantastic!!

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  62. I made this today and I must declare, you are a freaking genius!!!!!! Love, love, love this site!

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  63. I made this for lunch today. My husband and I loved it! Love the dressing putting on my chicken enchiladas for supper this evening. Will definately be making this again.

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  64. This was amazing. I left out the cheese only because I forgot but I think for as great as it was without it I wouldn't add it next time. I made a cilantro & avacado ranch using the hidden valley ranch packet, skim milk & light mayo. Perfect!

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  65. This looks awesome, but will make it without the cucumber and corn, as I am allergic to both...thanks!

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  66. What is the dressing recipe??

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    1. I had a hard time finding it also, there is a link at the top where she mentions what dressing she use's

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    2. I link to the dressing recipe above, click on it and it will take you there.

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  67. Love your recipe. It looks awsome.

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  68. This is the best summer salad EVER!!! I will make this over and over again. I loved it! I am not a fan of cilantro at all so ended up doing a different dressing - actually made this for company and used purchased several different dressings at the store, but found the best one with this was a Lite Southwestern ranch. DELISH! I have taken the black bean mixture and made that separately as just a salad to bring to work for lunches. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!! I especially like the idea of taking to pot lucks and leaving the trifle bowl as a hostess gift.

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  69. How do you keep the avocado from browning? I would love to take this to a bbq but not sure if I should assemble there? Any thoughts?

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  70. YUM! This looks awesome!

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  71. Right on the money again, Gina! How do you always delive just what I need? Did I miss why the red onions divided! I only put it in with the beans. Delicious!

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  72. Where is the dressing recipe?

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  73. It's 90 degrees today, and I DON'T want a hot meal - this is PERFECT and delicious!!

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  74. Love your blog! I'llll make this on Sunday for family dinner. My son returns from the Philippines this week where he was a missionary for two years. He loves shrimp. Thank you for so many healthy and yummy recipes!

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  75. I have featured this recipe on my blog for my weekly seafood round-up and have linked this recipe to your original post so that my readers will be forwarded to your site. Thank you for allowing me to share! Here is the link: http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2013/01/seafood-frenzy-friday-week-43.html

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  76. WOW! Made it for 3 adults&3kids(all very picky!!) Everyone loved it! Several of them say they wont eat avocado, so I only put it on half of the salad, but I threw the other half into the dressing. The last of the dressing that didnt get portioned onto the salad was scooped up with tortilla chips like a dip by those same professed avocado haters!

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  77. Made this for a coworker's going away party and it received RAVE reviews! So easy and portable! I just put everything into ziplock bags and laid it out 5 minutes before serving. The only change was that I didn't have chili powder so I used trusty Tandoori and greek yogurt instead on the shrimp. Thanks so much for your blog and your efforts! 5 coworkers are now exploring it :)

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  78. DO YOU GIVE OUT YOUR DRESSING RECIPE?

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  79. This salad looks delicious! I'm going to make it with chicken for our next family bbq! Thanks Gina for all the great recipes!

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  80. can you recommend another dressing? I have an aversion to mayo.

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  81. This salad is AWESOME! I just made it along with the Avocado and Cilantro Buttermilk dressing and had a big plate....DELISH! Thanks for sharing the recipe :-)

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