This grilled shrimp and corn salad with cilantro-lime dressing is the ultimate summer dish. The combination of juicy grilled shrimp, sweet corn, and a zesty cilantro-lime dressing creates a burst of flavors in every bite. It's a refreshing and satisfying salad that can be served as a light meal or a side dish at barbecues and gatherings. Get ready to indulge in the freshness of this easy-to-make and delicious salad.


For the salad

  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 ears of corn, husked
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the cilantro-lime dressing

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Thread them onto skewers for easy grilling.
  3. Grill the shrimp for about 2-3 minutes per side until they turn pink and opaque. Set aside.
  4. Grill the corn for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until lightly charred. Let it cool, then cut the kernels off the cobs.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the grilled shrimp, grilled corn kernels, diced red bell pepper, chopped red onion, cherry tomatoes, and chopped cilantro.
  6. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, honey, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  7. Pour the cilantro-lime dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat.
  8. Adjust the seasoning if needed and let the flavors meld together for a few minutes before serving.


  • If you don't have a grill, you can also cook the shrimp in a skillet on the stovetop.
  • For extra flavor, you can brush the corn with olive oil and sprinkle with salt before grilling.
  • Add some diced avocado or crumbled feta cheese for additional creaminess and flavor.
  • Serve the salad chilled or at room temperature, depending on your preference.


This grilled shrimp and corn salad with cilantro-lime dressing is a true celebration of summer flavors. The combination of grilled shrimp, sweet corn, and vibrant vegetables, all tossed in a zesty cilantro-lime dressing, creates a burst of freshness in every bite. It's a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a main course or a side dish at your summer gatherings. Give this recipe a try and experience the deliciousness and vibrancy of this easy and healthy salad.

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