Grilled Shrimp Panzanella Salad Recipe

Yield: 21 servings

Grilled shrimp panzanella
photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups Italian salad dressing, divided
  • 1 pound uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 loaf (14 ounces) ciabatta bread, halved lengthwise
  • 8 cups torn mixed salad green
  • 3 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped ripe olives
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

Directions:

  1. Pour 1 cup salad dressing in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the shrimp; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, brush bread with 1/4 cup salad dressing. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until lightly toasted. Cut bread into cubes; set aside.
  3. Drain and discard marinade. Thread shrimp on four metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once.
  4. In a large bowl, combine salad greens and remaining dressing; toss to coat. Add the tomatoes, cheese, onion, olives, garlic, shrimp and bread cubes; toss to combine. Yield: 21 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Grilled Shrimp Panzanella in Taste of Home’s Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p219
 

 

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