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Avocado Shrimp Salad Recipe

Avocado Shrimp Salad Recipe

Start any meal with Avocado Shrimp Salad from Patricia Collins of Imbler, Oregon. Patricia made a delightful cilantro-lime dressing that lightly coats the romaine, avocado and shrimp. The tart dressing has a bit of a jalapeno kick, but feel free to cut back on the peppers, if necessary.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups torn romaine
  • 1/2 pound cooked small shrimp
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced


  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the first 10 ingredients. Divide romaine among four plates; top with shrimp and avocado. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 397 calories, 35g fat (5g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 731mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.

Reviews for Avocado Shrimp Salad

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 87472
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"Nice light salad. Dressing was perfect ."

parksville User ID: 1598935 87469
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"Didn't find this salad all that great. The dressing is too vinegary for us, although others may like it. I would not make it again w/out some adjustments!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.