Avocado, Grilled Peach and Chipotle Shrimp Salad with Bacon
This Avocado, Grilled Peach and Chipotle Shrimp Salad combines grilled sweet peaches, creamy avocado, spicy shrimp and smoky bacon, all on a bed of garden fresh greens. Topped with a peach dressing, this makes a complete dinner salad.
2teaspoonhoney,optional if peach is very ripe and sweet
2tablespoonolive oil,extra virgin
1teaspoonlemon zest,finely grated
1teaspoonlime zest,finely grated
juice of half a lemon
½teaspoonground chipotle pepper
Sweet Peach Dressing
Blend all ingredients in a mini food processor or blender until smooth.
Soak wooden skewers in water.
Cook bacon, drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, wash and arrange fresh greens (like romaine, arugula, or other lettuce) in a large serving platter or shallow bowl.
Toss peeled shrimp with chipotle marinade. Thread shrimp on soaked skewers and grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until no longer pink inside. Remove.
Slice peaches, remove pit. Grill on indoor or outdoor grill just until grill marks form. Turn and grill other side. Peach slices should still be firm.
Arrange peaches, avocado, shrimp and crumbled bacon with fresh greens. Garnish with red onion slices, fresh basil or cress or parsley and sprinkle with black sesame seeds. Drizzle with Sweet Peach Dressing and serve immediately.
You will not need all the dressing, so save it for another green salad. The calorie count includes all the dressing, so the count is a little high.