Grilled Corn and Shrimp Salad Recipe

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With hot summer days, a yummy, filling cold salad hits the spot for lunch or dinner. What’s even better is when you don’t have to heat up the kitchen to make it. With this Grilled Corn and Shrimp Salad recipe you make the corn on the grill outside and use pre-cooked shrimp to make a delicious salad that is satisfying as a main dish or can be served alongside your favorite BBQ foods.

Once you grill the corn for this recipe, you need to remove it from the cob. While you can use a sharp knife to do it, the process is MUCH more quick and easy if you use a corn zipper. It unzips multiple rows of kernels at the one time, cleanly and safely off of the cob. It’s safer and more fun than using a knife. Let’s get to the recipe!


Grilled Corn and Shrimp Salad Recipe


3 large cobs of corn, husk removed
½ pound medium cooked shrimp, deveined and tails removed
½ pint grape tomatoes, halved
½ -1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, finely diced
¼ cup red onion, finely diced
¼ cup cilantro, finely diced
¼ cup parsley, finely diced
½ cup cucumbers, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
3-4 teaspoons lemon juice


1. On a grill over medium high heat, place corn directly on grill. Cook for 10-12 minutes, rotating every few minutes until all sides are a bit charred.
2. In a large bowl, gently scrape sides of corn with a knife or corn zipper, cutting off kernels into the bowl. Repeat process for all three stalks. Discard the center of the stalk.
3. Add in additional ingredients to the bowl. Gently fold all ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour before serving, so flavors can fuse together.

This Grilled Corn and Shrimp Salad Recipe makes the perfect summer main dish or serves up nicely alongside your favorite BBQ dishes.

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  1. Interesting flavors in this salad. Now I want a corn zipper.

  2. Julie Wood says:

    The Grilled Corn and Shrimp Salad Recipe sounds so delicious and I want to make it for me and my husband.We love shrimp and corn!

  3. This does look so good, the photo is so close you could really dig in. I just saw a great sale on fresh corn this week, I need to go get some and make this!

  4. John Smith says:

    Anything with shrimp I adore! But this does look a bit…healthy.

  5. shelly peterson says:

    What a delicious salad to enjoy during the Summer. My family would love this.

  6. I love kitchen gadgets and this one looks like a must for summer cooking! My whole family would love this recipe. Can’t wait to go shopping and give it a try!

  7. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I have never tried grilled corn and shrimp salad, but it does look good and worth trying. I will definitely be making this once I get the stuff that I need.

  8. Janet W. says:

    This looks so delicious and flavorful! I love the fresh ingredients you used!

  9. Jerry Marquardt says:

    This is such a nice dish for picnic lunches in the summertime. I thank you for the nice side menu item that will make it extra special.

  10. This salad sure looks good, and I’d love to have this gadget!

  11. Looks delicious! I am going to try this recipe

  12. This would be great with rice as a kind of burrito bowl.

  13. Yum! This looks really good!

  14. i never thought about using a peeler on the corn cob, such a cool trick! Thanks for that and the recipe, looks very light & fresh!

  15. Sarah Mathias says:

    This looks really good. I tend to get bored with traditional salads of greens. This looks like a good alternative.


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