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It’s like a shrimp taco salad! This salad is loaded with corn, tomatoes, black beans, and cilantro with avocado, crushed tortilla chips, and the best lime cilantro dressing!

This and the 74-degree weather we are experiencing right now.

Sorry. I didn’t mean it to be rude. One of my readers did send me a message that she is currently experiencing -13 degrees.

My favorite shrimp tacos will be served in salad form, and I’ll be wearing our version of sweater-weather.

I use the word salad because, in four weeks, we will be going to Thailand.


  • Peeled and deveined 1 pound medium Shrimp
  • Olive oil two tablespoons
  • Two cloves garlic, minced
  • Cajun seasoning, two teaspoons
  • To taste, add Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 8 cups of romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup drained canned corn kernels
  • 1 cup black beans canned, rinsed and drained
  • Fresh cilantro leaves chopped to 1/4 cup
  • One avocado, peeled, seeds removed, and halved
  • 1 cup tortilla chips, crushed


  • 1 cup of loosely packed cilantro stems removed
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Two cloves garlic
  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt pinch
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar two tablespoons


  • In the bowl of your food processor, combine the cilantro, Greek yogurt, and garlic with the lime juice, salt, and lime juice. Pulse for 30 seconds to a minute until smooth. Add olive oil and vinegar to the motor while it is running. Continue adding until they are emulsified. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Oil baking sheets lightly or spray with nonstick spray.
  • Place the shrimp in one layer on the baking sheet. Add the olive oil, cajun seasoning, and garlic. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Gently combine by gently tossing.
  • Place in the oven and roast until cooked, pink, and firm, approximately 6-8 minutes.
  • Place romaine lettuce into a large bowl. Top with tomatoes, black beans, corn, and cilantro. Pour the dressing over the salad and gently mix to combine. Stir in avocado.
  • Serve immediately with tortilla chips on top if you wish.

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