Shrimp Avocado Salad

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Welcome to the tastiest, most filling salad you will ever have! This Shrimp Avocado Salad is the Fresh, tasty, satisfying with a sweet and tangy citrus dressing that is to die for.

Mr. N and I had it for dinner the other night. One thing I love about it is I didn’t feel bloated at all. And it digests quickly. Also, I didn’t have to eat anything else apart from the salad. I felt light, but I was full. So if you are someone who eats late at night, this salad is for you.

Also, this salad is for everyone because it is just so good!

Shrimp Avocado Tomato Salad

This is the salad of my dreams. It has two of my favorite things in life: shrimp/prawns and avocado. Then it has tomatoes. To make it even better, it has freshly boiled corn! Then there is lettuce, cucumber, and onion. Such a nutrient-filled meal! Please try this at home!

This salad joins my repertoire of tasty, filling, healthy, insanely good salads. Like simple Avocado Salad, Cucumber Avocado Salad, or Corn Avocado Salad. Can I just tell you something? Always have some avocado at home.

Avocado is life! It is tasty, it is filled with healthy fats and it is so versatile. In fact, I panic when there is no avocado. I love the creaminess it brings to salads, especially. So the next time you go shopping, buy all the avocado you can!

Okay, let me leave you to enjoy this Shrimp Avocado Salad. Deliciosio!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It is healthy. This recipe is packed with healthy ingredients, providing an abundant source of protein, fiber, and potassium. Additionally, it contains vitamins A and C along with iron. Your body will definitely appreciate all the nourishing components. It’s also an excellent dish to serve to your family.
  • This recipe is very versatile. You can enjoy it as an entrée or pair it with other proteins to use it as a side dish or appetizer. It is also great for serving at parties if you double the recipe!
  • It’s incredibly delicious. This salad is packed with fresh flavors and an array of textures. The crisp cucumber, onions, the citrusy homemade dressing, and creamy avocado make for an unforgettable taste. The zestiness of the dressing is perfectly balanced, adding an extra layer of flavor that will leave you impressed.

Ingredients Needed

This recipe has many healthy ingredients. Here are a few of them and some notes about them:

  • Avocado: The avocado is essential to this recipe. Its buttery, creamy essence is irresistible and offsets the tangy onions and zesty dressing. Make sure to chop the avocado into chunks so you can better appreciate it.
  • Shrimp: The shrimp provides this recipe with wonderful flavor and makes it more satisfying overall. All you need is some salt and pepper to bring out its best qualities.
  • Lettuce: You will need some lettuce. I used romaine, but feel free to use green leaf lettuce or another type you prefer. Crisp lettuce is better for this recipe than softer varieties like butter lettuce.
  • Corn: Corn perfectly pairs with the avocado, tomatoes, and other ingredients here. For best results, cut corn from a freshly boiled cob. This gives you the most plump texture and fresh flavor.
  • Cucumber: The light and refreshing qualities of cucumber really elevate this recipe. Just as with the other ingredients, make sure to use fresh cucumber and chop it into larger (but bite-sized) pieces.

You will also need some other ingredients, including the elements needed to make the salad dressing. You can find the additional ingredients and exact quantities in the recipe card below.

How To Make Shrimp Avocado Salad

  1. Season and cook the shrimp. Place oil in a skillet and heat on high heat for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and let it cook for 2 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside.
  2. Place the remaining salad ingredients in a salad bowl.
Shrimp Avocado Salad bowl

3. Make the dressing. First, squeeze the citrus juice into a bowl and then add the other ingredients, mixing everything together with a fork.

Shrimp Avocado Tomato Salad Dressing

4. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

5. Pour the dressing over the salad. Toss to combine, then serve.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Make it plant-based. If you wish, you don’t have to include shrimp or prawns! You can simply omit them or replace them with extra veggies to make the salad vegetarian or vegan. For a vegetarian option, you can also try hard-boiled eggs.
  • Dressing: You can make the dressing creamy by adding a small amount of sour cream or mayonnaise to it.
  • Mix-Ins: Feel free to experiment by adding other refreshing ingredients. Some ideas include radishes, basil, black beans, arugula, or even mango pieces.
  • Chicken: Replace the shrimp with sliced cooked chicken breast if you’re not a fan of seafood.
  • Corn: You can use canned corn or cook some frozen corn if you don’t have the fresh stuff.

Expert Tips  

  • I seasoned the shrimp with a pinch of salt and some white pepper because white pepper is so tasty! However, you could also use West African Suya Spice on the shrimp. So good!
  • Be careful when cooking the shrimp. They cook very quickly and can become rubbery. You can tell they are done when they are pink and opaque.
  • It is important to use a ripe avocado. If the avocado is not yet ripe, it will have a funky taste and hard texture. On the other hand, an overly ripe avocado might be too mushy or brown in color. Therefore, it is best to choose an avocado that is in between, somewhat firm but not too hard or too soft.
  • For a thoroughly chilled salad, don’t mix the shrimp with the other ingredients while it is still hot. Otherwise, it will warm up the other components.
  • If you plan to make the salad ahead of time, hold off from adding the avocado and dressing. This will prevent the avocado from turning brown or getting too soft. For a fresher and more enjoyable salad, it’s recommended that you add these components just before serving.
Delicious Shrimp Avocado Tomato Salad.

Recipe Frequently Asked Questions

Is Shrimp Avocado Salad Healthy?

Yes, this salad is extremely healthy! It is made with fresh and whole ingredients, providing your body with a range of vitamins and nutrients. Also, since you make the dressing homemade, it doesn’t contain any preservatives or additives.

How Many Calories Are In A Shrimp Salad?

This Shrimp Avocado Salad has just 231 calories per serving! How amazing is that? This is the perfect low-calorie meal that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner!

What Does Avocado Pair Well With?

Avocado is a versatile ingredient that pairs well with many other foods, and this salad is a great example of that. Personally, I love to combine the creamy avocado with ingredients that have a variety of textures, like crisp onions, cucumber, and lettuce. Then, the tender shrimp adds a delicious flavor that ties everything together perfectly.

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Shrimp Avocado Tomato Salad

Shrimp Avocado Salad

5 from 1 vote
A very satisfying and insanely good shrimp and avocado salad. This salad is also very healthy. The citrus dressing gives it a slightly sweet and tangy taste that is to die for. This salad feeds 2 people as a complete meal or 4 people as an appetizer.
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound shrimp/prawns – about 1/4 kg raw. peeled and deveined
  • 1 head romaine lettuce or green leaf lettuce – chopped
  • 2 ripe avocados – chopped
  • 1 large roma tomato
  • 1/4 small onion – chopped
  • 1/2 large cucumber – chopped
  • 2 freshly boiled corn on the cob – corn cut out from cob

For the shrimp

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper/ black pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Citrus dressing

  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 orange
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black/white pepper
  • 4 sprigs cilantro or parsley – chopped


  • Cook the shrimp. Season the shrimp with salt and white pepper. Place oil in a skillet and heat on high heat for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and let it cook for 2 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside.
  • Place lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, corn, corn, onion and shrimp in a salad bowl.
  • Make the dressing. Squeeze the juice out of the lime and lemon into a bowl. Add the cilantro or parsley, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Use a fork to mix everything together. Taste to ensure that the seasoning is according to taste. If you desire, add more salt and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad. Toss to combine then serve.


1. Vegetables should be sliced salad style that’s not as little as you will slice them if they are to be cooked.
2. Alternately, seaspoon your shrimp with a teaspoon of West African suya spice. It is so good!


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 817mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 14067IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 2mg

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: International
Calories: 231
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  1. Thanks for that wonderful and health recipe. shrimps, I am guessing if I want to try it out, I will leave those out. The dressing is interesting. No Mayonnaise, milk and all that. Thanks again!