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Grilled Margarita Shrimp with Jalapeno Cilantro Dressing

We decided to have dinner outdoors since it was actually a cool day, so I decided to make a nice and easy salad with some grilled margarita shrimp, then added a spicy jalapeno cilantro dressing. It was to die for!

Grilled Margarita shrimp on a Southwestern Crunch Salad mix from Taylor Farms. Topped with a Jalapeno Cilantro Ranch dressing makes a perfect summer dinner!

I decided to go with shrimp since it’s my favorite protein to cook up when I’m having a lazy dinner night. It defrosts quick, cooks quick, and is delicious no matter how you make it. Especially when you turn it into something special like margarita shrimp!

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Grilled Margarita shrimp on a Southwestern Crunch Salad mix from Taylor Farms. Topped with a Jalapeno Cilantro Ranch dressing makes a perfect summer dinner!

This grilled margarita shrimp has a kick to it with a little jalapeno and cayenne pepper, it’s great alone, but even better as a salad! I used the Southwestern Crunch Salad mix from Taylor Farms, to save some more time and this salad is perfect for the flavor profile of the margarita shrimp!grilled-margarita-shrimp-salad-spicy-ranch-2-2

Grilled Margarita shrimp on a Southwestern Crunch Salad mix from Taylor Farms. Topped with a Jalapeno Cilantro Ranch dressing makes a perfect summer dinner!

The textures from Romaine, Cabbage, Carrots, Cilantro and Green Onions in the Southwest Crunch Salad combined with the margarita shrimp is amazing and is like having a shrimp taco without the tortilla!

I love that Taylor Farms is a sustainable health conscious company,  but you know what I love about them even more than that? The salads come pre-washed!

Grilled Margarita shrimp on a Southwestern Crunch Salad mix from Taylor Farms. Topped with a Jalapeno Cilantro Ranch dressing makes a perfect summer dinner!

I don’t know about you, but I am a horrible salad washer. I can’t ever seem to get it dry enough. So taking their salad from container to table without washing is a huge bonus and time saver for me.

Grilled Margarita shrimp on a Southwestern Crunch Salad mix from Taylor Farms. Topped with a Jalapeno Cilantro Ranch dressing makes a perfect summer dinner!

So to give this salad a little kick on top of the margarita shrimp, I added a quick and easy jalapeno cilantro dressing using Ranch dressing as a base. It adds a little heat and freshness at the same time.Grilled Margarita shrimp on a Southwestern Crunch Salad mix from Taylor Farms. Topped with a Jalapeno Cilantro Ranch dressing makes a perfect summer dinner!

If you happen to have any leftovers from the margarita shrimp salad, this will make an amazing wrap for the next day. Just go grab some spinach tortilla wraps, add more dressing and you’re good to go for lunch!

That is, if you have any left over.tyf_logo

This post has been sponsored by Taylor Farms. As always, all opinions are my own!

Grilled Margarita Shrimp with Jalapeno Cilantro Dressing
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4 people 20 minutes
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Grilled Margarita Shrimp with Jalapeno Cilantro Dressing
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
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10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Margarita Shrimp Salad
Jalapeno Cilantro Dressing
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Instructions
  1. In a bowl, add olive oil, lemon juice, lime juice, triple sec, tequila, chopped garlic, chopped jalapeno, cumin, smoked paprika, and cayenne; stir.
  2. in a bag or baking dish pour the margarita marinade over thawed shrimp - add some cilantro and refrigerate for about 5-10 minutes (longer will give you more flavor)!
  3. While the shrimp is soaking in the flavor, add ranch, lime juice, cilantro and jalapeno to a food processor.
  4. Blend until smooth and let set in the refrigerator.
  5. With your grill on high, grill your shrimp, on a rack so that it doesn't fall through the grates. (i use a cooling rack, it works great!) brush remaining marinade on shrimp and turn after 3 minutes, cook another 2-4 minutes until opaque brushing more marinade on as desired.
  6. Add Taylor Farms Southwestern Crunch Salad to a bowl, top with margarita shrimp and drizzle jalapeno cilantro dressing. Enjoy!
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Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!
  • Kristen

    I am looking for more “Hot Day” dinner ideas. I might just have to make this!

  • Beth Kunzler Neels

    My go to for hot lazy days is also shrimp and salad! Like you said it is so quick, easy and best of all delicious! I love the sound of your margarita shrimp.

    • The best part is you can cook the shrimp the night before and store in the fridge making it a super lazy day meal!! Thanks Beth!

  • I’m a sucker for the jalapeno/cilantro flavor combo. That dressing looks like… I could just eat it with a spoon

  • Love the flavors. Looks so beautiful and delicious.

  • Karen Kelly

    I love margarita shrimp (and margaritas of course!) This looks delicious!

    • Well I have plenty of tequiia left so I’ll be making Margaritas tonight to enjoy the leftovers, thanks Karen!

  • I’d love to serve this when I have friends over. It sounds so delicious! 🙂

  • Daniela Apostol

    As much as l love shrimps, l’ve never tried grilling them, they must get a lovely smoky flavour. The addition of alcohol is quite interesting, this is one dish that will make guests lick their fingers.

  • Janie

    I am so with you on shrimp being the perfect BBQ fodder – it is such a doddle to prep and takes on any flavour so so well!
    Janie x

  • Grilled shrimp are my favorite and this recipe sounds so robust and delicious. Will definitely be making before the summer’s end!