Healthy Mexican Salad with Chipotle Shrimp Recipe (+ Kale, Grilled Corn, Black Beans and Avocado!) #ASpicyPerspective #kalesalad #mexican #healthy
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Mexican Salad with Chipotle Shrimp

Mexican Salad with Chipotle Shrimp Recipe: A simple kale salad loaded with juicy grilled shrimp, corn, black beans, avocado, and creamy chipotle lime dressing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 2 pound raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and cleaned (tail on or off)
  • 8 cups chopped kale
  • 4 ears corn on the cob, shucked
  • 15 ounce can black beans, drained
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 whole ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 2-3 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 7 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the grill to medium heat. To a blender jar, add the chipotle peppers, 4 tablespoons of lime juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt. Cover and puree until smooth.  
  • Measure out 3 tablespoons of the chipotle puree and save it for the dressing. In a medium bowl, mix the shrimp and the remaining marinade, until well coated.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix the 3 tablespoons of chipotle puree, 3 tablespoons lime juice, mayonnaise, and honey. Whisk until smooth. Then taste, and salt and pepper as needed.
  • Prep all the veggies. Set out a large salad bowl. Add the kale. Then toss it with the dressing until well coated. (I like to massage the dressing into the kale by hand.) Then add in the black beans, tomatoes, and avocado.
  • Place the shrimp and corn cobs on the grills. *If your shrimp are small they will fall through the grates. Either use a grill basket, or place them on a piece of foil. Grill the shrimp for 3-5 minutes until pink. Grill the corn for 8-10 minutes rotating every 2 minutes.
  • Once the corn is cool enough to handle, cut it off the cobs and add it to the salad. Then toss in the shrimp and serve. 


Make Ahead! This recipe is a great meal prep or leftover salad, because kale does not wilt in salad dressing for several days.  


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 288mg | Sodium: 1314mg | Potassium: 849mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 7075IU | Vitamin C: 107.2mg | Calcium: 293mg | Iron: 5.1mg