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Cilantro Lime Shrimp Avocado Salad

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This cilantro lime shrimp avocado salad dish is light and refreshing with the flavors of lime and cilantro. It makes a nice side dish or meal.

cilantro lime shrimp avocado salad in a white bowl with sliced tomatoes and corn and beans

Lime and shrimp go beautifully together and the shrimp is the star of this dish. This is a great salad that can be eaten on it’s own as a main meal, or it can be eaten as a side or appetizer as well.

It’s light and refreshing in flavor with the lime, avocado, cilantro and garlic all marrying well together. 

What is shrimp?

Shrimp is a a small free-swimming crustacean with an elongated body classified as a decapod crustaceans.

Is shrimp healthy?

Shrimp is nutritious and fairly low in calories. It also provides a high amount of protein and healthy fats, in addition to a variety of vitamins and minerals. Shrimp also contains nutrients including antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to promote heart health. 

Are shrimp and prawns the same?

Both shrimp and prawns are classified as decapod crustaceans, meaning they have 10 legs and exoskeletons. However, shrimp and prawns are not even the same animals. Shrimp are smaller than prawns, and  shrimp are found in saltwater while most prawns live in freshwater. 

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Side dish that pairs well with most summer dishes
  • Great way to get in more vegetables
  • Perfect to prep ahead of time
chopped shrimp in a white bowl with sliced tomatoes and corn and beans

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Limes
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Fresh shrimp
  • Corn
  • Black beans
  • Avocados 

How to make this recipe

1 – First, cook, peel, devein and chop the shrimp. I highly recommend buying fresh shrimp for this salad. However, frozen shrimp will work too.

2 – Once all the ingredients are prepped, place them in a large bowl, except for the avocado.

3 – Mix until all everything is combined well. Then, carefully stir in avocado.

I add the avocado last since it is soft and gets too mushy being stirred together with everything else at the same time.

How do I store my homemade shrimp salad?

Place the shrimp salad in an airtight container. Properly stored, it will last for 3 days in the refrigerator.

Calories per serving (1 cup): 391

Yield: 4 Servings

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Avocado Salad

chopped shrimp in a white bowl with sliced tomatoes and corn and beans

This cilantro lime shrimp avocado salad dish is light and refreshing with the flavors of lime and cilantro. It makes a nice side dish or meal.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lb 16/20 jumbo shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined, chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted and chopped

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl, except the avocado. Stir until all ingredients are combined well.
  2. Once ingredients are combined, carefully stir in avocado.
  3. Enjoy immediately, or keep in air tight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 391Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 1194mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 10gSugar: 3gProtein: 31g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Angela Greven | Mean Green Chef

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

Looks so delicious and bright, my absolute favorite flavor combinations! Shrimp, lime, and cilantro in a beautiful healthy salad, yum!

simplylowcal

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Thanks! The flavor combo is great.

Pauline

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

This looks yummy . I like bright, fruity, citrisy salads and will have to try this soon, maybe next shrimp night. We do a huge shrimp night once a year usually in August and make several different recipes.

simplylowcal

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

What a great idea. I hope you include this recipe in your shrimp night. :)

Beth

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

You had me at cilantro-lime, and I bet the black beans and corn are perfect with this. Great summer salad.

simplylowcal

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Thanks Beth! It's a great summer salad.

angela

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

This looks fantastic. The colors sure are inviting.

simplylowcal

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Thanks! :)

Morgan

Tuesday 25th of June 2019

I love the simple and fresh ingredients in this! My husband is obsessed with all things shrimp so we will definitely have to give it a try!

simplylowcal

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

I hope you enjoy. I love shrimp too!

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