Grilled Shrimp and Corn with Creamy Lime Vinaigrette

Grilled Shrimp and Corn with Creamy Lime Vinaigrette on ASpicyPerspective.com #dinner #healthyA bright and healthy spin on Shrimp and Grits, using grilled shrimp, grilled corn on the coband a light creamy lime vinaigrette.

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Corn on the cob comes with such happy associations.

Warm weather. Grilling. Buttery hands. Big toothy grins. Eating outdoors. Relaxing on the deck without a care in the world, if only for an evening.

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I wait eagerly every year to get my hands on fresh sweet ears of corn in July and August.

Fortunately this year, my wait is over because our local grocery stores are already stocked with fresh Florida Sweet Corn.

Florida’s Sunshine Sweet Corn is at its peak right now!

It’s grown by family farmers in Palm Beach County, Florida. The tropical climate provides a harvest of fresh sweet corn a bit earlier than most places in the US. That means the corn you are seeing at the market right now isn’t tough and tasteless; it’s sweet and ready to eat.

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Although we love chomping corn right off the cob, today I used my fresh ears of corn to make a playful and healthy version of shrimp and grits.

Grilled Shrimp and Corn with Creamy Lime Vinaigrette.

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Instead of loading dried grits with heavy cream and butter, I grilled corn on the cob, then cut it off the cob and topped it with juicy jumbo grilled shrimp and a zippy lime vinaigrette.

The lime vinaigrette is made with plain Greek yogurt, so it’s tangy and creamy, giving the grilled shrimp and corn a vibrant punch of flavor.

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There is certainly a time and place for traditional shrimp and grits, yet this figure-friendly version, Grilled Shrimp and Corn with Creamy Lime Vinaigrette, makes getting in shape for swim suit season much easier.

Make sure to check your market for Florida’s Sunshine Sweet Corn.

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34 comments on “Grilled Shrimp and Corn with Creamy Lime Vinaigrette

  1. katieposted April 26, 2013 at 6:02 am Reply

    Yum! This sounds amazing!!! Love me some grilled corn on the cob!

  2. Tasha @Thatssoyummyposted April 26, 2013 at 6:27 am Reply

    This looks absolutely delicious and I know we would love it! Yummy!

  3. Tieghanposted April 26, 2013 at 6:45 am Reply

    This look perfect!! I can not wait to get my hands on some corn. It has not hit Colorado yet, but hopefully soon!

  4. Leah | So, How's It Taste?posted April 26, 2013 at 6:57 am Reply

    What a great idea to sub grilled corn for a twist on shrimp & grits. That vinaigrette sounds awesome & I love that it’s figure-friendly!

  5. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted April 26, 2013 at 7:13 am Reply

    Oh. My. Awesome! I love shrimp and corn together, especially when it’s grilled! See you in sunny FLORIDA very, very soon!!! :)

  6. Erika @Southern Souffleposted April 26, 2013 at 8:26 am Reply

    Goodness that looks amazing.. Nice spin on shrimp and grits.

  7. Diane {Created by Diane}posted April 26, 2013 at 9:03 am Reply

    looks fabulous, I love shrimp and on the grill, even better!

  8. Heather @ Heather's Dishposted April 26, 2013 at 9:21 am Reply

    Great – now I won’t be able to stop thinking of this until I make it! Guess I know what’s for dinner tomorrow night ;)

  9. claire @ the realistic nutritionistposted April 26, 2013 at 9:29 am Reply

    Corn on the cob = summer. So I’m digging this!

  10. Juliaposted April 26, 2013 at 10:24 am Reply

    So summery!! I love grilling season!

  11. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungryposted April 26, 2013 at 11:35 am Reply

    Oh how i missed fresh sweet corn! This dish will be in constant rotation this summer, you can count on that.

  12. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted April 26, 2013 at 1:32 pm Reply

    I love grilled shrimp, this would make a fab Friday night dinner!

  13. Jennifer @ Mother Thymeposted April 26, 2013 at 1:43 pm Reply

    This is my kind of meal! Love the lime vinaigrette! Have a great weekend! :)

  14. Jeanetteposted April 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm Reply

    I can’t wait until corn is in season around this neck of the woods – this sounds do good Sommer – love that Lime Vinaigrette!

  15. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted April 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm Reply

    Such a delish looking summer recipe! Definitely giving this a whirl sometime soon. Thanks, Sommer!

  16. Coletteposted April 26, 2013 at 3:09 pm Reply

    We have dinner planned now!

  17. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted April 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm Reply

    What a nice light and tasty meal!

  18. BusyWorkingMamaposted April 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm Reply

    The shrimp dish looks delicious.

  19. Lokness @ The Missing Loknessposted April 26, 2013 at 7:10 pm Reply

    Oh… What a great summer dish! Sweet corn and shrimp sounds so delicious together.

  20. marlaposted April 26, 2013 at 7:45 pm Reply

    Such a fun & vibrant dish!

  21. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted April 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm Reply

    This just looks so fantastic! I am so ready for summer and grilling season.

  22. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted April 26, 2013 at 11:42 pm Reply

    Can never go wrong with shrimp and corn! Oh corn :)

  23. Chrisposted April 27, 2013 at 12:39 pm Reply

    “Instead of loading dried grits with heavy cream and butter” Not that there’s anything wrong with that ;) :)

    Great recipe, Sommer, I can’t wait to try it once we get decent corn here. Our store is most definitely NOT stocking Florida sweet corn as it is starchy, bland, and dry…not to mention $5.99 for 5 ears!

  24. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted April 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm Reply

    On my list this week1

  25. Kristenposted April 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm Reply

    Sweet corn season is my absolute favorite time of the year! Yum – love this recipe! Totally pinning for later.

  26. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted April 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm Reply

    Every thing about this is just gorgeous! This is THE perfect summer meal!

  27. Jeanetteposted April 29, 2013 at 8:31 am Reply

    I love how light this shrimp and grits dish is – I’ve had the real thing once and it was decadently delicious!

  28. Aggieposted April 29, 2013 at 9:38 am Reply

    Oh I can’t wait to get my hands on some fresh corn, this screams summer goodness to me! Love it!

  29. Nutmeg Nannyposted April 29, 2013 at 4:47 pm Reply

    Oh wow, I love this corn :) this looks amazing!

  30. ashley - baker by natureposted April 30, 2013 at 8:50 pm Reply

    Grilled shrimp and corn are two of my favorite things EVER! Love this meal, Sommer!!!

  31. Carolynposted May 1, 2013 at 4:30 am Reply

    Love that grilling season is here! Looks so yummy.

  32. Ali | Gimme Some Ovenposted May 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm Reply

    Oooh, Sommer – grilled shrimp and corn is one of my all time favorite combos! Totally bookmarking this!!

  33. Edithposted May 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm Reply

    It has 0 grams of total fat, 420 mg’s of sodium, 1 grams of total carbs and less than 1 gram of protein in it. I highly recommend the Crock-Pot Cook Carry Countdown Slow Cooker as a great slow cooker that any household would be grateful to have. cup of organic beef juice (grease-extracted), preferably left-over from cooking a roast or prime rib.

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