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Grilled Caesar Salad With Blackened Shrimp

This Grilled Caesar Salad with Blackened Shrimp is the simple and impressive. Smoky and flavorful shrimp, perfectly grilled romaine lettuce, and fresh tomatoes all drizzled with my go-to dairy-free caesar salad dressing.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Lexi


Blackened Shrimp Seasoning:

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon White pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • Pinch Cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Other Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 1 head romaine lettuce sliced in half and grilled
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 lemon sliced thin or into wedges for garnish

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

  • 1/2 cup homemade mayo homemade or store-bought
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste optional
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • Pinch ground black pepper


  • 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.
  • Mix blackened shrimp seasoning in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place grilled shrimp, lettuce, and the rest of the salad ingredients on a serving platter of choice.
  • 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.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.4g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 630mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2.5g