Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

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Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad, a light and refreshing salad that requires no cooking! Lime juice and cilantro are the key ingredients to creating this wonderful, healthy salad you’ll want to make all summer long.

Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad, a light and refreshing salad that requires no cooking! Lime juice and cilantro are the key ingredients to creating this wonderful, healthy salad you'll want to make all summer long.
Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Made with shrimp and the freshest ingredients – avocados, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and chopped jalapeño tossed with some freshly squeezed lime juice and a touch of olive oil.

Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad, a light and refreshing salad that requires no cooking! Lime juice and cilantro are the key ingredients to creating this wonderful, healthy salad you'll want to make all summer long.
Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad, a light and refreshing salad that requires no cooking! Lime juice and cilantro are the key ingredients to creating this wonderful, healthy salad you'll want to make all summer long.

This is my go-to dish to bring to all my friends’ parties, it always disappears fast even if I quadruple the recipe! It’s very similar to a ceviche, some may even argue that it is a ceviche only instead of the shrimp cooking in lime juice, I used cooked shrimp. It’s perfect for all types of diets – Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Pescatarian and it’s delicious.

A Few Notes

  • Serve this as an appetizer or light meal. You can put this over a tostada to make it more substantial.
  • If I’m making this for a party, I usually double or triple the recipe.
  • To make ahead, combine all the ingredients except for the avocado and cilantro and keep this refrigerated, then add them just before serving.
  • If using raw shrimp, you can roast them in the oven. To roast preheat the oven to 400F. Spray 2 large nonstick baking trays with cooking spray and add the shrimp, tossed with a little olive oil. Roast in a single layer 6 to 8 minutes or until the shrimp turns opaque. Let it cool then continue.

How To Make Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Soad red onion in lime juice and salt to mellow the flavor.Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad, a light and refreshing salad that requires no cooking! Lime juice and cilantro are the key ingredients to creating this wonderful, healthy salad you'll want to make all summer long.Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad, a light and refreshing salad that requires no cooking! Lime juice and cilantro are the key ingredients to creating this wonderful, healthy salad you'll want to make all summer long.

Lime juice and cilantro are the key ingredients to creating this wonderful, healthy no-cook salad you'll want to make all summer long.

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Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

197 Cals 25 Protein 7 Carbs 8 Fats
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Appetizer, Lunch, Salad
CUISINE: Mexican
Lime juice and cilantro are the key ingredients to creating this wonderful, healthy no-cook salad you'll want to make all summer long.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 limes, juice of
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb jumbo cooked, peeled shrimp, chopped*
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 medium hass avocado, diced (about 5 oz)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced fine
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Let them marinate at least 5 minutes to mellow the flavor of the onion.
  • In a large bowl combine chopped shrimp, avocado, tomato, jalapeño.
  • Combine all the ingredients together, add cilantro and gently toss. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 197kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 221mg, Sodium: 330mg, Fiber: 3g
WW Points Plus: 5
Keywords: avocado shrimp salad, lime shrimp and avocado salad, Mexican shrimp and avocado salad, salad with shrimp and avocado, shrimp avocado salad

 

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432 comments

  1. I add a can of black beans and serve with corn tortillas. So delicious! Even my meat and potatoes husband loves it.

  2. absolutely delicious and very healthy. my husband said it was “restaurant quality” – i think it was better than that……………

  3. This was so good. Couldn’t believe i had all of the ingredients.  To make it a bit heartier for hubby I  added some bow tie pasta and an extra tsp of olive oil. Definitely making again.

  4. This recipe is so delicious, so simple and elegant. Love it and make it often.

  5. This was wonderful! Easy to put together. I had saved it to one of my salad boards, I don’t know when. Was looking for something to make that could be dinner on a hot night. love shrimp and always have it in the freezer,  had ripe avocados, and everything except lacked a jalapeño, but had a jar of pickled jalapeños which worked great . Served it on a nest of curly red leaf lettuce along with fresh ears of corn. Happy summer!

  6. Shrimp is my favorite food in the world. I suddenly became allergic to all shellfish (found out thru a medical procedure) what is the best substitute? TIA

  7. Very refreshing salad, I am not a big fan of cilantro so I used a handful of parsley and a handful of arugula salad from my garden.  I also swapped out the jalapeño for a yellow bell pepper.  It was very delicious.   Nice way to use up leftover shrimp cocktail.   

  8. Delicious and simple and clean

  9. Made this the other day (had at a party) and it’s so good. I had several of bags of frozen shrimp I needed to get rid of and this is the perfect way to do it. Healthy too which is icing on the cake.

  10. Soooo delish! I added some ketchup & tapatio. Paired with tajin tostadas.  Even better later on or the next day. Having it for lunch again now. 

  11. This came out really tasty and it smells like summer! We ate it on top of tostadas. We will definitely make again!

  12. This is a total knockout, awesome recipe. I throw in a little cumin, and the recipe is flexible. I can’t wait to make it again. Thanks for the tasty recipe!

  13. I enjoyed this recipe! Perfect for summer!

  14. Really nice dinner salad.  Dressing was a little tart so I added more oil.  Loved the sweetness of the corn.

  15.  I love this recipe and have used for several years now, always a hit.  I wanted to double check, this would be 4 net carbs per serving, correct ? 

  16. I’m currently doing the Noom program and was looking for different ways to use healthy foods. Since I had shrimp on hand I searched my browser for shrimp salads. I’m so happy I landed on yours! It was absolutely delicious! I added cumin and pickled jalapeños (and a little jalapeño juice) for an extra punch. Mmmmm. 

    Can you confirm the nutritional information is accurate? I saw that it’s been entered into the Noom database for @357 calories. Which is correct?

  17. Truly one of our favorite recipes, no matter what time of year!  Making it for the Super Bowl tomorrow!