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Grilled Summer Veggie and Shrimp Salad

Servings 4


  • 10 ounces mixed greens
  • 3 zucchini trimmed, cut in half through the middle, then thinly sliced into planks
  • 3 ears corn
  • 1 pound peeled deveined shrimp the bigger the better! maximum 20 per pound
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Some sort of green garnish leftover basil or cilantro work, I used chives because I had them!
  • 8 ounces goat cheese broken into big pieces
  • 1 cup candied nuts I use the sweet and spicy pecans from Trader Joe’s
  • Totally optional: everything but the bagel seasoning

Basil Green Goddess Dressing

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 anchovy filets or 2 tbsp capers
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Blend everything together!
  • Vegan: use 1 cup raw cashews + ½ cup water in place of the yogurt. Use 1 tablespoon capers in place of the anchovies or just omit and add a smidge of soy sauce


  • Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • Place the 10 ounces of mixed greens in a bowl and set aside.
  • Toss the 3 sliced zucchini and 3 ears of corn onto a large serving platter (you’ll use this for serving, so pick a pretty one). Throw the 1 pound of peeled deveined shrimp in a separate bowl. Pat them dry. Drizzle everything with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, a big pinch of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder. Toss to coat.
  • Grill the 1 pound of deveined shrimp for about 2 minutes per side, until firm and opaque. Grill the 3 ears of corn for about 8 minutes total, rotating often. Grill the 3 sliced zucchini for about 4 minutes per side, until grill marks emerge and they’re nice and tender.
  • Wipe off the serving platter, then pile everything back onto it as it finishes on the grill!
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice over top. Grind some fresh black pepper on top and throw some chopped herbs on there to make it all look beautiful.
  • Crumble the 8 punces of goat cheese onto a small plater. Garnish with a glug of olive oil, a few grinds of black pepper, and everything but the bagel seasoning. This is just to make it look special and fun, totally optional.
  • Pour the 1 cup of candied nuts into a serving bowl.
  • Place the greens, grilled veggies and shrimp, goat cheese, nuts, and basil dressing into the center of your table and let everyone dig in!
Course: Salad