Grilled Caesar Salad With Blackened Shrimp

This Grilled Caesar With Blackened Shrimp is the perfect meal to impress with this Summer. Smoky and flavorful shrimp, perfectly grilled romaine lettuce, and fresh tomatoes drizzled with my go-to dairy-free caesar salad dressing. I cannot wait to make this again and again! The blackened shrimp is amazing on absolutely everything!

Grilled Caesar Salad With Blackened Shrimp (Grain-free, paleo-friendly, gluten-free) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I have been wanting to make a grilled caesar salad for awhile now and am so excited how this one turned out! It will definitely be a Summer staple. If you have yet to try grilled romaine lettuce, this is definitely a must-try!

Grilled Caesar Salad With Blackened Shrimp (Grain-free, paleo-friendly, gluten-free) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

The perfect blackened shrimp rub (that would be great for chicken, too)!

Grilled Caesar Salad With Blackened Shrimp (Grain-free, paleo-friendly, gluten-free) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This salad is packed with:

Juicy blackened shrimp

Grilled romaine lettuce

Fresh cherry tomatoes

The perfect dairy-free creamy caesar dressing!

Top it with a squeeze of lemon for the ultimate summer salad!

Grilled Caesar Salad With Blackened Shrimp (Grain-free, paleo-friendly, gluten-free) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Grilled Caesar With Blackened Shrimp

Preparation 15 minutes 2017-07-24T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 10 minutes 2017-07-24T00:10:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings


Blackened Shrimp Seasoning

Other Salad Ingredients

Caesar Dressing from page 320 of the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook


  1. In a high-speed blender combine all caesar salad ingredients. Pulse once or twice just until blended. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired and set aside.
  2. Mix blackened shrimp seasoning in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Pat shrimp dry and dredge in the blackened shrimp seasoning. Place on skewers and brush generously with extra virgin olive oil. Grill shrimp until opaque and fully cooked through, about 5-6 minutes turning to char on each side.
  4. Drizzle romaine lettuce with extra virgin olive oil. Place lettuce, cut side-down, on the grill. Grill until slightly wilted and charred, about 5 minutes.
  5. Place grilled shrimp, lettuce, and the rest of the salad ingredients on a serving platter of choice.
  6. Top salad with a drizzle of caesar dressing and parmesan cheese if using. Serve warm with more caesar dressing on the side and lemon slices.

30 Clean Eating Recipes To Bring to Your BBQ

BBQ season is finally here and we cannot wait to start making all of our favorite BBQ spreads! Here are 30 healthy and delicious recipes that are perfect for Summer entertaining!

30 BBQ RECIPES | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Mexican Street Corn Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Vegetarian, dairy-free if you omit the cheese, gluten-free)

Grilled Salmon and Shrimp Scampi from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Gluten-free, egg-free)

Grilled Chicken Chopped Antipasto Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and nut-free)

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Morrocan Chicken Burgers from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, grain-free, dairy-free)

Steak Salad with Cherry Salsa from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Cold Asian Noodle Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

Grilled Fish Bowls from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

DIY Rub Grilled Wings from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Caprese Pesto Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Gluten-free, egg-free, no added sugar)

Asian Grilled Artichokes from PaleOMG (Paleo-friendly, grain-free, dairy-free,

Grilled Peach Salad from Tasty Yummies (Grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, vegan-friendly)

Yellow Watermelon Salad from With Food and Love (no sugar added, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, can substitute red watermelon for the yellow)

Lemon Parsley Grilled Zucchini from Against All Grain (Vegan-friendly, grain-free, dairy-free)

Blissful Triple Berry Wine Slushies from Cotter Crunch (Can substitute frozen tart cherries and 1/4 cup water for the juice! Grain-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free)

Grilled Melon on Cucumber Noodles from Gourmande in the Kitchen (Omit the goat cheese to make this dairy-free and paleo-friendly, grain-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and low-carb)

Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant from Minimalist Baker (paleo-friendly, grain-free, gluten-free, vegan-friendly, 30 minutes or less)

Red, White, and Blue Potato Skewers from Fit Foodie Finds (Vegan-friendly, grain-free, dairy-free)

Grilled Tomatoes and Basil Zucchini from Inspiralized

Watermelon Coconut Cooler from Nom Nom Paleo (vegan-friendly, dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Grain-free Blueberry Crisp from Detoxinista (paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and egg-free)

No Your Mama’s Coleslaw from Smitten Kitchen (Omit the optional blue cheese to make this paleo-friendly and diary-free, gluten-free, egg free, nut-free, and vegetarian)

Paleo Grilled Beef Stir Fry from Fit Foodie Finds (gluten-free, grain-free, egg free)

Killed Lettuce from Brooklyn Supper (Dairy-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly, egg-free, nut-free)

Corn and Peach Salad from Sweet Peas and Saffron (Omit the gouda to make this dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, nut-free)

Fajita Chicken Kebabs from Well Plated (Grain-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and nut free. Substitute the canola oil for avocado oil)

Purple Power Salad from My New Roots (Paleo-friendly, grain-free, dairy-free)

Grilled Peaches and Coconut Cream from Super Healthy Kids

Watermelon Sashimi from Minimalist Baker

Zucchini Noodle Spaghetti Salad from Eating Bird Food

Happy Cooking!

Chicken Wings with Mango-Chili Sauce

Chili Mango Wings | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These Chicken Wings with Mango-Chili Sauce are a delicious addition to any Summer BBQ! The Mango-Chili sauce is so tasty with a hint of smoky flavor, and compliments the wings perfectly! Throw them on the grill or in the oven for a perfect appetizer or main any night of the week. These wings are made in partnership with the National Mango Board.

Chicken Wings with Mango Chili Sauce | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I am so excited to partner with my friends at the National Mango Board to bring you today’s recipe!

Chicken Wings with Mango Chili Sauce - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Mangos are a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and fiber and are a great lower calorie snack at 100 calories a cup! Plus, they are SO flavorful, juicy, and delicious!

These wings lasted about 2 hours in my house. Marinated to perfection with just the right amount of smoky heat, we could not get enough!

Chicken Wings with Mango Chili Sauce | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I am always on the lookout for flavorful recipes to make for Summer gatherings with friends and family and these wings will definitely be a hit! Blend the sauce, marinate the wings, toss on the grill and devour! The perfect combination of sweet and smoky with just the right amount of spice!


Chicken Wings with Mango Chili Sauce | Lexi's Clean Kitchen


Chicken Wings with Mango-Chili Sauce

Preparation 0:45 2017-07-24T00:45:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:10 2017-07-24T00:10:00+00:00 Serves 6     adjust servings


Mango-Chili Sauce

Other Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken wings (about 24), wingtips removed, or drumettes rinsed and patted dry
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped scallions, for garnish


  1. Place all of the mango-chili sauce ingredients, except for the chili paste, into a high-speed blender. Puree until smooth. Stir in the chili paste and taste. Adjust seasoning as desired.
  2. Place chicken wings in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Coat with 1/2 cup of mango-chili sauce, set the rest of the sauce aside for later. Sprinkle wings with sesame seeds and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Grease a grill or grill pan. Grill the wings for about 5 minutes on each side, or until opaque and fully cooked through.
  4. While wings cook, place reserved sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 5 minutes. If the sauce is too thick, add a few teaspoons of water until the desired consistency is reached. If the sauce is too thin, continue to cook until thick.
  5. Toss chicken wings in 1/4 cup of sauce (or brush sauce on them) and place on a serving platter.
  6. Garnish with chopped scallions and diced mangoes, and serve with remaining mango-chili sauce on the side for dipping!

Recipe Notes

How to cut a mango: Slice off the sides of the fruit, avoiding the large seed in the center. Once you have these two sides, you can get to the flesh and slice or dice as needed. Then simply scoop it out of the skin.

This post in sponsored by the National Mango Board. All opinions are 100% always my own! Check out the National Mango Board’s tutorials on How to Cut a Mango and Selecting and Storing a Mango! They are both great tools for all your mango needs.

DIY Best Ever Chicken Rub

This DIY Best Ever Chicken Rub is the perfect gift to throw together for the griller in your family! Make a small or large batch, place the mix in a cute jar, and add it to a basket with BBQ tools for an awesome holiday gift this season! 

DIY Best Ever Chicken Rub

DIY Gift Week Day 2!

Yesterday I shared the Espresso Candied Pecans, and today is the Best Ever Grilled Chicken rub from my cookbook! It is a staple. In fact, it’s the only grilled chicken I make! It’s flavorful and delicious. You can easily make a big batch and send it along with some grilling gear to the grill master in the family. I know I’d like that gift! 

DIY Best Ever Chicken Rub

Throw together a little basket with the spice mix, these grilling tools, and maybe even a gift card to the local market or his/her favorite butcher! 

What You’ll Need:

Mini Jars (any will do- adjust sizes based on quantity you are giving)

Printable Labels (these have all the info filled in for your grilling gift)

BBQ Tools (these would make a great gift!)


Card Stock (White) Card Stock (Brown)

DIY Best Ever Chicken Rub

Best Ever Grilled Chicken Rub

Preparation 5 min 2017-07-24T00:05:00+00:00



  • Place all spices into your jar.
  • Recipe Notes

    1. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    2. 2 cloves garlic, minced
    3. About ¼ cup wet rub [enough for 1 to 1½ pounds boneless chicken



    DIY Best Ever Chicken RubDownload your printable spice rub labels HERE.


    Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktails

    Happy Memorial Day! If you are outside BBQing today, these Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktails are a must. They are refreshing, tasty, and lightened up from your average cocktail! 

    Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktail

     Melon, ginger, and fresh mint for the flavor combination win! 

    It’s smooth, high-quality, and naturally gluten-free made with 88 percent corn and 12 percent buckwheat! So if you’re super sensitive to cross-contamination, it’s best to stick with products that are made with naturally gluten-free ingredients, like Stoli Gluten Free. you’re in luck. 

    Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktail

    Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktail

    Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktail

    Preparation 7 min 2017-07-24T00:07:00+00:00 Serves 1     adjust servings


    • 1 1/2 ounces Stoli gluten-free vodka
    • 1 teaspoon honey, more as desired
    • 3 ounces cantaloupe puree
    • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
    • 1 teaspoon lime juice
    • Optional: fresh mint leaves, additional for garnish
    • Cantaloupe, balled, for garnish
    • Ice cubes


  • For the Puree: Cut the cantaloupe into chunks and blend in a high-speed blender or food processor for 30 seconds until completely smooth. Depending on the size of your cantaloupe, this will yield about 16 ounces of puree.
  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, add vodka and honey and stir well until honey is mostly dissolved. Add cantaloupe puree, ginger, lime juice, and mint, if adding. Muddle the mint with the back of a wooden spoon. Shake vigorously then strain and pour into a chilled glass.
  • Garnish with sprigs of mint and melon balls if desired.
  • Recipe Notes

  • Add more honey as desired. Make sure to really stir it in to get it to combine into the drink. Maple syrup will work well here, too.
  • Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktail

    Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktail

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Stoli. The opinions and text are all mine.

    Enjoy the day!


    Memorial Day BBQ Hits

    Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and if you’re turning the grill on for some fun outside, these BBQ hits are a must-make!

    Memorial Day BBQ Hits

    I’m so excited to bring you my favorite BBQ must-have recipes!

    Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktails: Such a refreshing, tasty, and lightened up cocktail recipe. The combination of melon, ginger, and fresh mint is absolutely delicious!

    Guacamole: Don’t forget an appetizer. Whip up some delicious homemade guacamole and pair it with plantain chips, homemade crackers, and tortilla chips!

    Chipotle Slaw: Pair any dish with some veggie-packed chipotle slaw. A favorite of mine!

    Crunchy Chicken Slaw: This slaw comes together in 15 minutes and is such a delicious combination of sweet and savory!

    Beet Slaw: This slaw is tangy and sweet, with delicious farm fresh flavors from the beets, scallions, and fresh mint! It pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or salmon, or as an addition to any leafy green salad.

    Melon Salad with Prosciutto: This salad is gluten-free and grain-free, and packed with fresh mint, sweet melon, ripe avocado, salty prosciutto, and the most wonderful light vinaigrette dressing.

    Loaded Kimchi Fries: Perfectly crispy oven baked fries topped with caramelized kimchi (seriously amazing), cilantro, cheddar cheese, onion, and a special spicy sauce makes for the ultimate vegetarian side-dish or appetizer.

    Grilled Peach, Avocado, and Crab Salad: If you haven’t tried grilled peaches with avocado, this is a must-try!

    Tropical Cooked Shrimp Ceviche: Bringing you to the tropics with this light, refreshing, and delicious appetizer that everyone will love. Bonus: It makes a bunch!

    Chili Garlic and Lime Chicken Satay Skewers: These chicken skewers are packed with flavor and are so simple to prepare. Serve them as an appetizer when you have guests and watch them fly off the plate!

    Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad: One of my most popular recipes! The combination of lime, perfectly seasoned chicken, sriracha, and grilled pineapple is so so delicious!

    Moroccan Chicken Burger: A perfect change from your traditional beef burger with SO MUCH FLAVOR!

    Honey Lime Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Sugar Chips: Let’s kick up the standard fruit salad and bring this healthy dessert that’s a little more fun to the party.

    Bruschetta Chicken: A perfect dinner option. Grill up some marinated chicken and top it with tasty bruschetta for the BBQ win!

    Slow Cooker Pulled Pork: The perfect combination of sweet and smokey!

    Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad: This dish requires very little cooking and is so simple to throw together! PLUS it is so flavorful! Add your favorite Summer greens into the pesto, toss with gluten-free pasta, tomatoes, and delicious Italian spices and BOOM: Summer side perfection.

    Baked Buffalo Wings: A healthier version of such a flavorful dish for weekend BBQs!

    Dry-Rub Grilled Wings: These wings are flavor-packed and grilled to perfection. Plus, they are easy breezy! Perfect for anyone on grill duty this weekend.

    Coconut Curry Ceviche: The prettiest appetizer for any BBQ spread! Spruce up your plating by serving it in a coconut, or just serve in a bowl!

    Tomato Jalapeño Salmon Burgers: These burgers have just the right amount of flavor. They are bursting with scallions, jalapeños, and fresh garlic- and go fantastic with some homemade guacamole and fixins’, if you ask me!

    BBQ Chicken Pizza: Get creative with this BBQ Chicken Pizza and toss the crust on the grill!

    Cherry Lemonade Popsicles: Cool off with Summer popsicles (a little vodka would be delicious in these, too)!

    Honey Grilled Bananas with Chocolate Mocha Sauce: Fruit on the grill is the best. Especially drizzled with this chocolate mocha sauce.

    Strawberry Shortcake: I’ve combined the perfect biscuit with dairy-free whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and easy strawberry sauce for the ultimate classic summer dessert!

    Paleo Cherry Pie Bar: Add cherries to your spread, with these delicious bars!

    Don’t forget my grilling guide to help you through the BBQ!

    Grilling 101

    Happy BBQing!



    Learn more about living gluten free! Visit 

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Udi’s Gluten Free. The opinions and text are all mine.