Friday recipe: grilled shrimp & black beans

March 18, 2011 —

It’s so nice out I imagine some folks will be pulling out the grill this weekend. Here’s a yummy-sounding fresh recipe from Good Housekeeping for shrimp on the grill.

Grilled Shrimp with Black Beans

Prep Time: 15 min.Cook Time: 3 min

1  lime
2 can(s) (15-19 oz each) black beans, rinsed & drained
2  ripe plum tomatoes, chopped
2  green onions, thinly sliced
1 small yellow pepper, seeded & chopped
1  jalapeño chile, seeded & finely chopped
1/2 cup(s) (loosely packed) fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
3/4 teaspoon(s) salt
1 pound(s) large shrimp, shelled & deveined
Lime wedges

Prepare grill for medium-high heat.

Meanwhile, from lime, grate 1/2 teaspoon peel and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice. In large bowl, stir lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon lime peel with beans, tomatoes, green onions, pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Set aside at room temperature. Makes about 5 cups.

In medium bowl, toss shrimp with remaining 1/4 teaspoon lime peel and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place shrimp on hot grill rack (or hot flat grill topper) and cook 3 to 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn opaque throughout, turning shrimp over once.

Stir about half of shrimp into bean salad; top with remaining shrimp. Serve with lime wedges.

Calories 290
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 180mg
Sodium 890mg
Total Carbohydrate 41g
Dietary Fiber 14g
Protein 31g

With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.


  • Gold Party

    That sounds deeLISHus! Would go great with a few pitchers of margaritas.

  • Kirk

    This seems great! I can’t wait to try it. Only 290 calories! This is very healthy.

  • Jared P.

    Wow! Thanks for this Grilled Shrimp with Black Beans recipe. It really sounds wonderfully delicious, and pretty healthy too (14 grams of fiber is awesome). Can’t wait to try it. Thanks again, I’ll be back for more great recipes if you’ll share more with us.

  • Jay P

    mmm that sounds tasty will have to give it a try