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Healthy Lettuce Shrimp Avocado Salad

by Christina Cherrier – Updated May 8, 2020
Healthy Lettuce Shrimp Avocado Salad
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Healthy shrimp avocado salad – Fresh and delicious, this chunky shrimp salad with avocado lettuce is a light and healthy salad meal, perfect for lunch or any night of the week. It takes only 15 minutes to put together and oozes creamy avocado and spicy flavors. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Shrimp Avocado Salad

The salad

  • 1 lb. (450g) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • Fresh chopped cilantro

The Old Bay dressing

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium Old Bay seasoning, plus more for serving
  • Kosher salt (optional)

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Directions

1. Make the dressing: Whisk together mayo, Sriracha, lime juice, Old Bay, and 1 teaspoon water. Season with salt, if desired.

2. In a large bowl or shallow plate, seasoning shrimp with paprika, cumin, and garlic powder. Stir until well combined.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook seasoned shrimp on both sides, stirring occasionally, until opaque and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove to a plate and set aside.

4. Assemble the salad: Add lettuce, bell pepper, onion, green onion, avocado, cilantro and shrimp to a salad bowl. Drizzle with the dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately with more of the dressing and a sprinkle of old bay seasoning, if you like. Enjoy!

Quick Tips for Making Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe

This healthy shrimp avocado salad recipe can be made in under 30mn. It really doesn’t take much doing to cook up — Preparing shrimps is only 2-4 minutes, and it’s the essential parts of composing this flavorful salad. This shrimp avocado salad can be served as a light meal or lunch. It will be delicious for a Summer barbecue too!

How to Make Shrimp Avocado Salad

  • Buy shrimp already deveined, shelled and cleaned to save time. You can use shrimp with tails on or off. 
  • Shrimp: You can use alternate methods of cooking, such as grilling.
  • Fresh chopped cilantro: You can substitute with basil or parsley, avoiding the stems which can have a strong taste. If using cilantro, you can include both leaves and stems because their taste is pretty mild.
  • Lemon Juice: This can be substituted with your favorite vinegar. 
  • To keep avocado from turning brown, squeeze a little lemon or lime juice over cut avocado pieces.
  • We love this salad spinner by Progressive. It makes rinsing and drying lettuce and hearty herbs so quick and easy.

What mixed salad greens to substitute with lettuce salad

You can vary the greens in this shrimp and avocado salad, depending on your tastes and what you have available, including:

  • Baby spinach leaves: They are so good!
  • Spicy arugula: It gives a neutral-flavored bite.
  • Romaine lettuce: For a more substantial crunch.

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