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Avocado Shrimp Salsa Recipe

Avocado Shrimp Salsa Recipe

I love to make this recipe. Sometimes I eat it all by itself, but it's excellent with tortilla chips, too! You'll enjoy it either way! —Maria Riviotta-Simmons, San Tan Valley, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked shrimp, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Tortilla chips


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 6 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without chips) equals 52 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Avocado Shrimp Salsa

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2016

"flavorful and crunchy"

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

"Excellent! I made this for a baby shower and served with tortilla chips, although I noticed many serving up as a salad to eat alone."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"Awesome recipe. I tossed it over a bed of lettuce!"

Reviewed May. 3, 2014


Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"Healthy and Delightful!"

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"This recipe is so good. I served this w/tortilla chips & everyone loved it!"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2012

"Amazing! So fresh. I add a chopped fresh mango, it adds a new level of taste to the recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2012

"This is amazingly good, and even better on a really hot day. The only thing I did different was to add the whole peeled and chopped cucumber and add 2 jalapenos and the juice of 2 limes."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"A friend made this recently & I made it for my husband tonight. It's a great combinations of ingredients & very tasty. It was very easy to make 1/2 the recipe for the 2 of us."

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"new twist on salsa. disappeared fast!"

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

"Yummy! Packed full of flavor, but still light and refreshing. I used regular sized shrimp and just coarsely chopped them; I also added an extra jalapeno for some added heat. Took this to a pot luck and everyone enjoyed it. Thanks for posting this one... I will be making it again and again."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"Had this at a potluck and fell in love. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. Healthy and tasty!"

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

"I found out that i really don't like cilantro, otherwise this is a great recipe. My 11 year old & 2 year old loved it & my friend loved it so much i sent a bunch home with him!"

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"Made this last night and it was sensational. Used Doritos "Hint of Lime" chips for extra lime flavoring."

Reviewed Jun. 30, 2010

"This recipe was wonderful with a mix of flavor sensations for the mouth! It is definitely best to use the very small salad shrimp (or you can leave out the shrimp for vegetarian.) Also best to put the avocado in as the last ingredient as it will get mushy if stirred too much. I used Roma tomatoes and seedless cucumbers. Could probably use banana peppers if you didn't want it quite as spicy."

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

"Made this for a graduation party- it was the hit of the evening. Everyone asked for the recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2010

"I could eat this every day for a month and still want more, it's wonderful. Thank you so much Maria for sharing a recipe that could have been made for me! I love the way the flavours and textures combine, it's all pleasure. There is the mix of textures in your mouth and the explosion of flavour too. I have a lot of things I like to eat but few things give as much all round sensory pleasure. (I would highly recommend you double or even triple the recipe - it won't make leftovers!!)"

Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"delish and fresh!! perfect as a meal on a hot night"

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"This salsa is so good it will make you want to slap your grandma. Make sure that if you bring this to a gathering you set some aside for yourself at home."

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2009

"I make this salsa with the frozen, cooked small shrimp and add them in at the last possible minute. This way when I get to where I'm going, it will still be cold. I also add about a 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder to it and it gives it that authentic salsa flavor."

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2009

"I've made this salsa twice now for potlucks and it's been gobbled up like nobody's business both times! The ingredients are fresh and the taste is truly addictive.

Abilene, TX"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.