Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp Salad

Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp Salad: sweet-spicy grilled shrimp + a hearty salad-avocado, beans, tomatoes, peppers & corn+ a tangy cilantro-lime dressing.

Dinner | June 24, 2016 | By

“. . .shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it. There’s shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That’s about it.” – Bubba Gump. Wait Bubba there’s more ~ Honey-Sriracha Grilled Shrimp Salad that’s a little sweet and as much kick as you can handle and it’s ideal for lunch or dinner. My sriracha obsession includes a sriracha t-shirt I wear proudly. Then I wondered if I got carried away with sriracha and moved away from it for a while, but I’m glad to be back. You will be too.

Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp Salad: sweet-spicy grilled shrimp + a hearty salad-avocado, beans, tomatoes, peppers & corn+ a tangy cilantro-lime dressing.

Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp Salad starts simply with peeled, deveined shrimp that’s marinaded for just a few minutes.  

Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp Salad: sweet-spicy grilled shrimp + a hearty salad-avocado, beans, tomatoes, peppers & corn+ a tangy cilantro-lime dressing.

Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp Marinade:

  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons of Sriracha (or more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, rough chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey

Blend the marinade ingredients together in a large ziplock bag then add the shrimp and refrigerate just 15 minutes.

Prep the salad ingredients shrimp is marinating and preheat the grill. On a side note the shrimp can be grilled the night before and refrigerated to save time if you’re making this recipe on a weekday.

Salad ingredients can also be chopped the day before except for the avocado.  Dice the avocado just before serving to maintain its bright color. 

Grilled shrimp goes from this ~

Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp Salad: sweet-spicy grilled shrimp + a hearty salad-avocado, beans, tomatoes, peppers & corn+ a tangy cilantro-lime dressing.

to this in just a couple of minutes per side.

Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp Salad: sweet-spicy grilled shrimp + a hearty salad-avocado, beans, tomatoes, peppers & corn+ a tangy cilantro-lime dressing.

Tip #1: Cooking corn in the microwave is easy! Leave the corn in the husk and microwave on high for 4 minutes. When it’s done, use a dish towel so you don’t burn your hands, cut about 1″ off the stem end and slip the husk and silk off.

Add all the chopped ingredients, beans and grilled shrimp to a large bowl and gently combine. Whisk the dressing ingredients together and drizzle over the top.

The shrimp marinade is also really delicious on grilled chicken too that I top with a spicy mango salsa.

If you make this Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp Salad, send me an email with a photo! Enjoy and happy summer!

Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp Salad: sweet-spicy grilled shrimp + a hearty salad-avocado, beans, tomatoes, peppers & corn+ a tangy cilantro-lime dressing.

Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp Summer Salad
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SHRIMP/MARINADE
  1. Shrimp - 1 lb large
  2. 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  3. 1/4 cup olive Oil
  4. 1 1/2 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  5. 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  6. 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  7. 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons of Sriracha (or more to taste)
  8. 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  9. 3 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, rough chopped
  10. 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey
SALAD
  1. 1/4 cup of red onion, finely minced
  2. 1 avocado, diced
  3. 1 package grape tomatoes, cut in half
  4. 1 bell pepper (color of your choice) chopped
  5. 1 - ear of fresh sweet corn cooked and cut off the cob
  6. 1 - 15 oz. can of black beans, drained and rinsed
DRESSING
  1. 1/4 cup of lime juice
  2. 1/4 cup of honey
  3. 2 - tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  4. salt and pepper to taste
  5. 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, minced
Instructions
  1. Mix shrimp marinade ingredients together in a large zip-lock bag.
  2. Add the shrimp and marinate 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Skewer and grill about 2 minutes per side, checking for color.
  4. Mix salad ingredients together. See instructions above for microwaving corn on the cob.
  5. Whisk the dressing ingredients together.
  6. Drizzle the dressing over the top. That's it!
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  1. Lauren
    September 25, 2015

    I made this recipe over the summer and LOVED it! It’s the perfect blend of sweet honey, spicy sriracha, creamy avocado, with that infamous hint of cilantro. This has officially made it into my meal rotation.

    Thanks for making a salad to get excited about!

    • Bernie
      September 25, 2015

      You’re very welcome — thank YOU for trying it. . . and loving it! 🙂