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Shrimp Avocado Salad

This low-carb Shrimp Avocado Salad is made with only a few simple ingredients with a zesty lime olive oil dressing that adds a fresh flavor!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 363kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 lb. shrimp thawed drained and patted dry with paper towel
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 avocados peeled and sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ red onion sliced
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro



  • To steam the shrimp, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the thawed shrimp to a steamer basket or mesh strainer and steam for 5-6 minutes until they turn opaque and cooked through
  • To make the dressing, use a bowl large enough to hold all the ingredients. Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, cumin, salt and pepper
  • Transfer the cooked shrimp on top of the dressing. Add the red onions and gently combine all the ingredients with the dressing in the bowl. Spoon mixture over the shredded lettuce and add the sliced avocados.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve at room temperature or chilled.


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 2 days in the fridge. But it's best to enjoy it within 24 hours since the avocados will slightly brown the next day.
Make Ahead Tips: You can make the dressing up to 2 weeks in advance and have it on hand ready to toss when you make the salad. You can also made pre-cooked shrimp and toss it in the salad instead of cooking it on your own.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However if you're not a fan of red onions, you can try green onions or skip them all together. Also, if you prefer not to use cumin in the dressing, try paprika or coriander.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1033mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 15.6mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 3.2mg