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cooked shrimp, avocado slices, and salad greens tossed together in a white serving bowl
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Shrimp Salad with Avocado

This Shrimp Salad with Avocados is full of fresh flavors! It’s light and refreshing and sure to be your new favorite summer salad!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shrimp and avocado salad, shrimp salad recipe, summer salad recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 360kcal


For the Shrimp

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

For the Salad

  • 8 to 10 cups salad greens, I like to use Spring Mix
  • 1 avocado, sliced or diced
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned (you can also use canned or jarred grapefruit sections, drained)

For the Dressing

  • 1 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard, optional
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the shrimp to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes per side, or until shrimp is completely opaque and pink.
  • Remove shrimp from pan and set aside for several minutes, or until cooled.
  • In a large salad bowl toss the shrimp with the salad greens.
  • Add the avocado slices and grapefruit to the salad. Set aside.

Make the Dressing

  • In a mixing bowl combine garlic, lemon juice, mustard (if using), lemon zest, salt, and pepper; whisk to combine.
  • Whisk in the olive oil; taste and adjust to your taste. If consistency is too thick, add a little more olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice.
  • Drizzle salad dressing over the salad.
  • Toss gently to coat.
  • Serve.


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1356mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1718IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 3mg