Grilled Shrimp and Bread Salad

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 4 servings


4tablespoons lemon juice
4tablespoons olive oil, plus additional for brushing
1tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano
1 garlic clove, minced
3/4teaspoon salt, divided
Coarsely ground black pepper
1pint cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
1/2 English cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2small red onion, thinly sliced
1pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 (8-inch) pita loaves
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into wide strips
3ounces feta cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
6 (8-inch) bamboo skewers, soaked in water 15 minutes


  1. Prepare grill.
  2. Whisk together lemon juice, oil, oregano, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour half the dressing into a second bowl.
  3. Add tomatoes, cucumber and onion to dressing in one bowl.
  4. Add shrimp to dressing in second bowl. Stir until well coated; marinate at room temperature 10 minutes.
  5. Lightly brush pitas and bell pepper on both sides with oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Grill pitas until browned and slightly crisp, about 2 minutes on each side, then transfer to a rack to cool (pitas will continue to crisp as they cool). Grill bell pepper until just softened, about 11/2 minutes on each side.
  6. Thread shrimp on skewers without crowding. Grill until just cooked, about 2 minutes on each side.
  7. Break pitas into bite-size pieces. Remove shrimp from skewers and gently stir into tomato mixture with pitas, bell pepper and feta.

Recipe by Richie Bronson.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 240
  • Fat 13g
  • Cholesterol 105mg
  • Sodium 670mg
  • Carbohydrate 15g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 16g