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Shrimp Fajita Salad
with bell peppers / tomatoes / corn / Latin spices

Active: 25 min Total: 25 min
This salad, first featured in April 2015, was totally inspired by Chipotle's fajita salad bowl but you can't get shrimp there! This is a quick and flavorful salad that works even if you prefer to swap in a different protein or add some extra veggies.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Shrimp Fajita Salad:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/4 tsp
  • Shallots - 1 bulb , sliced
  • Bell peppers, green - 1 , sliced
  • Bell peppers, red - 1 , sliced
  • Green onions - 2 stalks , sliced thinly
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 head , chopped
  • Tomatoes, Roma - 3 , chopped
  • Corn kernels, frozen or canned - 1 cup , thawed or drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Tortilla chips (opt) - 1 cup , crushed
Creamy Paprika Dressing:
  • Garlic - 1 clove , chopped
  • Vinegar, red wine - 3 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Sour cream - 1/4 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Shrimp - Defrost, rinse, and pat dry. Toss with garlic powder, paprika, coriander, cumin and some salt. (Can be done up 1 day ahead)
  2. Shallots / Bell Peppers / Green onions - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Prepare dressing - Chop garlic. Whisk garlic with red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, sour cream, paprika and cooking oil (the portion for the dressing). Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Romaine / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.
  5. Corn - Warm in microwave for frozen or drain and rinse for canned.

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Make

  1. Heat a non-stick pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil (the portion for the salad) and then shallots to heated oil with a sprinkle of salt. Saute until softened, ~3 minutes.
  2. Next add peppers and saute for another 3 minutes.
  3. Fold in shrimp and toss for another 4 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through.
  4. Assemble salads with romaine, tomatoes, corn and green onions. Toss with shrimp and peppers and dressing. Season to taste with salt, pepper or more of the spices and sprinkle crushed tortilla chips on top!

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