California-Style Chopped Salad with Shrimp

ingredients

4 servings
 
Salad
1 head romaine lettuce, trimmed and halved lengthwiseromaine lettuce1
1 ear corn, husk and silk removedcorn1
2 zucchini, halved lengthwisezucchini2
6 colossal or 12 extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveinedshrimp, colossal6
Olive oil, for drizzlingolive oil1
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepperkosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1
½ head butter lettuce, tornbibb or butterhead lettuce½
2 medium tomatoes, chopped into ½-inch piecestomato(es)2
1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and dicedavocado1
Dressing
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juicelemon juice3
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oilextra-virgin olive oil3
1 ½ tablespoons agave nectar or honeyagave nectar1 ½
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepperkosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1
2 cups store-bought tortilla strips (recommended: Mission Restaurant Style)tortilla strips2

instructions

 
Salad
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. In a large bowl add the romaine lettuce, corn, zucchini, and shrimp and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Grill the romaine lettuce, turning occasionally, until crisp-tender and browned in spots, about 2 minutes. Coarsely chop the grilled lettuce and add it to a large salad bowl. Grill the corn and zucchini for 2 minutes on all sides until crisp-tender. Remove the kernels from the corn and add to the salad bowl. Chop the zucchini into 1/2-inch pieces and add to the bowl. Grill the shrimp until the meat is opaque and cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Cool slightly and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Add the chopped shrimp, butter lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado to the bowl.
Dressing
In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil and agave nectar until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until all the ingredients are coated. Garnish the salad with tortilla strips and serve.
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