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Shrimp Veggie Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

12 servings (1 cup each)

My family loves to have potluck barbecues during the summer. With several backyard gardens in the family, you can be sure one of us will bring a variation of this classic salad. Add a dash of your favorite hot sauce if you like to turn up the heat! —Karen Goodnature, Lompoc, California
Shrimp Veggie Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked medium shrimp
  • 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium cucumbers, quartered and sliced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and cubed

Directions

  1. Combine the first nine ingredients in a large bowl. Gently stir in avocado. Serve immediately.
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 108 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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