Mexican Shrimp Cobb Salad

Hubby absolutely adores cobb salad. He’s been known to order it at restaurants over and over again. It’s no wonder he loves it, with all the eggs, avocado, bacon, and chicken. This Mexican Shrimp Cobb Salad has the same vibe as your standard cobb salad, but it’s kicked up with a few of my favorite flavors.

Mexican Cobb Shrimp Salad

Cilantro, cumin, and avocado just scream Mexican flavors and they’re very prevalent in this salad. Add in a crispy crunch from the bell peppers and the familiarity of black beans, and you can see why I was drawn to this recipe. I only wish I had made this when we had a grill so I could have grilled the shrimp instead of cooking them on the stovetop.

Mexican Cobb Shrimp Salad

I made this when we were living in our apartment. Along with a grill, we didn’t have a blender or food processor. So my dressing was a bit chunkier than it would be if I had one of those appliances to make it in. Instead, I just chopped the ingredients and whisked them together.

Mexican Cobb Shrimp Salad

Hubby and I really enjoyed this salad. Actually, that’s an understatement. We loved it. And it made a HUGE amount of salad. So we were eating leftovers for a few days. For the leftovers, I put the shrimp in one container, the dressing in another, and the rest of the fixins in a third. Then you could nuke the shrimp for a bit to heat it up and stir everything together without dealing with a wilted gross leftover salad.

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Mexican Shrimp Cobb Salad

Cobb salad gets kicked up with Mexican flavors just in time for Cinco de Mayo

Ingredients:

For the Dressing
1/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
2 Tbsp fat free Greek yogurt
1 small jalapeno, seeds partially or entirely removed
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
1 tomatillo, husks removed, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
juice of 1/2 lime
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/4 tsp salt

For the Salad
2 lb cooked large shrimp, peeled
chipotle chili powder to taste
1 Tbsp lime juice
salt, to taste
1 large bunch romaine lettuce, shredded
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 bell pepper (orange, red, or yellow)
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
juice of 1/2 lime
1 seedless cucumber, diced
2 cup diced tomatoes
1 ripe hass avocado, diced

Directions:

For the Dressing
Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Can be made and refrigerated up to three days in advance.

For the Shrimp
To prepare the shrimp, rinse and chop into large chunks. Toss with chipotle powder, lime juice, and salt.

For the Salad
In a small bowl, combine drained beans, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt to taste.

On a large platter (or in a clear trifle bowl), layer the salad ingredients in the following order: lettuce, black bean mixture, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado and shrimp.

Recipe adapted from Apple a Day

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9 Responses to “Tomatoes stuffed with Salmon Dill Dip (Barefoot Bloggers)”

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    webbie — July 24, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Welcome to the BBs. I did cucumber towers with mine the first time I made this, then stuffed cherry tomatoes and new potatoes for a work event today.

    Your pics are great. Wish I’d thought of the salt.:-)

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    Sophie — July 24, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Hi Jen,

    I just discovered your blog :). I’m Sophie from Flour Arrangements. In just about a week I’ll be moving to Boston (actually Cambridge) from Austin, and I’m hoping to start a cooking group when I get there. I actually TRY to cook dairy free too (although sometimes I need a little dairy in there, ya know?); so it’d be cool to have a fellow ‘somewhat non-dairy’ foodie in the group! Drop me a comment on my blog, or even an email, if you’re interested. It’s nice meeting you!

    Oh, and feel free to tell any of your friends about it :).

    Sophie
    Flour Arrangements

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    Ivy — July 24, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Wow, these look really good and refreshing! NIICE!

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    Joelen — July 24, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Your idea of stuffing them into tomatoes is great! And great tip on using salt!

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    Esi — July 24, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    I love how you presented the dip. Nice work!

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    Inna's Culinary Inventions — July 25, 2008 at 2:52 am

    What a wonderful idea to stuff tomatoes! These look great!

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    giz — July 25, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    These would be fun to make. I’ll bet the hardest part was scooping out the tomatoes. They make for a delicious and colourful appetizer.

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    Megan — July 28, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    excellent use of a dip! Love the salt idea.

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    Janna — July 31, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    THIS LOOKS MARVELOUS! I need to start back again with BB now that we are settled in the new digs.

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