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Shrimp and Avocado Salad

This easy Shrimp and Avocado Salad is ready in minutes, and the lime-cumin dressing makes it so tasty for a low-carb lunch or dinner. 

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I first made this ultra-easy Shrimp and Avocado Salad when a couple of my nieces were doing Whole 30 quite a few years ago, and it became a hit on the blog almost immediately. Since then I’ve made this simple salad over and over when it was just too hot to cook. And it’s definitely HOT in Utah this time of year, so this salad seems like the perfect recipe to remind you about for Friday Favorites this week! 

Of course shrimp and avocados are two of my very favorite foods, but it’s the amazing dressing combination made with lots of fresh lime juice, olive oil, and just a touch of cumin that makes this salad such a wow!  I know shrimp is a bit of a budget splurge, but salads like this are the reason I keep frozen cooked shrimp in the freezer for those times when I just need a treat. Hope you enjoy trying it if you’re also a shrimp fan!


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How to Make Shrimp and Avocado Salad:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Thaw shrimp in the fridge; then drain well when you’re ready to make the salad.
  2. Whisk together the lime juice, cumin, salt, and olive oil to make the dressing.
  3. Dice up two avocados and toss with about half the dressing.
  4. Chop the green onions and add to the avocado with the drained shrimp. 
  5. Gently combine, adding as much more dressing as you prefer. That’s all, enjoy!

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Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

This easy Shrimp and Avocado Salad takes only minutes to make, and it’s a low-carb treat for lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. cooked frozen shrimp, thawed (see notes)
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 3 T fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin (or less if you’re not a big cumin fan)
  • 1/2 tsp. finely ground sea salt
  • 3 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 green onions, thickly sliced

Instructions

  1. Let shrimp thaw overnight in the fridge (or you can thaw them in the bag in cold water in the sink if you forget to plan ahead.)
  2. Put thawed shrimp into a colander placed in the sink and let the shrimp drain well.  (If you’re in a hurry, drain shrimp and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Whisk together the lime juice, cumin, and salt, then whisk in the olive oil a little at a time to make the dressing.
  4. Cut up the avocado into bite-sized chunks, put in a bowl large enough to hold all the ingredients, and toss with about half the dressing.
  5. Cut the green onions into thick slices.
  6. If the shrimp is still wet, pat dry with paper towels.
  7. Add the green onions and drained shrimp to the avocados and gently combine, adding as much additional dressing as you prefer.
  8. Season to taste with more salt if desired (I didn’t add more.)

Notes

I used my fresh-frozen lime juice. I used 50-70 per pound size shrimp This will keep for a day in the fridge, although it’s best freshly made. Recipe created by Kalyn.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 918mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gProtein: 19g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Shrimp and Avocado Salad is Paleo and Whole 30 approved. It’s also great for low-carb or Keto diets, and although avocados are a limited food for Phase One of the South Beach Diet they’re loaded with healthy fat, and I’d certainly eat this for phase one on South Beach as long as you don’t overdo it on the portion size.

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    13 Comments on “Shrimp and Avocado Salad”

  1. Great idea for a salad, and a perfect pairing with shrimp and avocado, thank you!

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  3. Oh my gosh this looks so good! I am over here drooling over this dish right now. I am all over this. I can’t even stop starring.

  4. This recipe looks delicious. I'm thinking about skewering the shrimp and avocado and then drizzling the dressing on them for an appetizer. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks Shirley, glad I was not too late in sharing it!

  6. Oh, I'd quite happily eat this dish any time of year! So simple, yet so delicious!

    Thanks for sharing, Kalyn.
    Shirley

  7. Thanks Lydia, glad you like it!

  8. Call me crazy, but I would happily eat this in the middle of winter, or any other time. I love the combination of shrimp and avocado.

  9. Aggie, I was just thinking the same thing. No idea what I am eating for lunch today, but I need something soon!

  10. I love the combination of creamy avocado with shrimp. This is my kind of salad, wish I had some for lunch 🙂