This Shrimp Avocado Salad is one of the best salad recipes ever! Not only is it simple to make but it's loaded with healthy ingredients and flavorful shrimp! The next time you're craving a simple dinner recipe - this is it!
Long gone are the days when salads have to be boring. In fact, this salad recipe is anything but that! Grab your fresh veggies and cook that shrimp to perfection.
Every bite of this easy summer salad will have you craving another serving. Be sure to check out my Instant Pot Keto Chicken Salad Recipe for another flavorful and easy weeknight meal.
Everyone always thinks that salads just have to be a big pile of lettuce - and that's about it. But why? What is delicious about that?
I don't know about you but I'm tired of feeling like a rabbit when I eat. I want substance and flavor and yumminess!
This is why I love adding shrimp and other garden fresh veggies to my salads. It's a crazy easy way to make a perfectly healthy salad that I actually enjoy eating. Life's too short to eat lettuce and only lettuce!
What Do I Need To Make this Shrimp Avocado Salad?
The good news is that you don't need a ton of ingredients to make this easy avocado and shrimp salad recipe!
- cooked shelled shrimp
- sprig or parsley or cilantro
- tomatoes cut into halves
- Fresh leaf lettuce
- virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil
- lime juice
- garlic clove
- salt and pepper to taste
Some of the ingredients listed above are to make the homemade dressing, too! It's a sweet dressing with a hint of lime. So good!
Are shrimp salads healthy?
It's all about balance. The biggest thing that makes a salad unhealthy is drenching it in fattening salad dressing.
You can see that making your own salad dressing requires very few ingredients and packs quite the punch. This is a great way to make a healthy salad recipe and keep it healthy.
What goes with shrimp salad?
Since this is a lighter salad, keep anything that you pair with it light. A nice soup is always a great option or even a slice of homemade bread or a roll.
How long is shrimp salad good in the refrigerator?
For the best results, eat any leftovers of this salad within 1-2 days. The salad will start to get rubbery after that and the dressing will make the lettuce soft.
Can I leave out the shrimp?
Yes, you can. You can do anything that you want with this recipe which makes it easy to change up every time.
If you want to use less shrimp, do so. If you want to use more shrimp, go for it. You can even add more veggies or other types of veggies, too.
Can I use storebought dressing?
If you're not a fan of making your own dressing, don't. You can use your favorite storebought dressing instead. That makes it super simple and easy to do!
What type of lettuce is the best?
Romaine lettuce is always a great salad option because it has such a nice crunch to it! You can also use a blend of power greens that spinach and kale, too.
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