Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad – a salad packed full of vegetables that will become a go-to meal or dish in your kitchen from the moment you try it!  This salad is very easy to make, light and refreshing in flavor, and can be made in minutes. The perfect low-calorie meal or side dish if you’re looking for something simple and quick.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad - a salad packed full of vegetables that will become a go-to meal or dish in your kitchen from the moment you try it!  This salad is very easy to make, light and refreshing in flavor, and can be made in minutes. The perfect low-calorie meal or side dish if you're looking for something simple and quick. #salad #shrimp #avocado #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

This Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado salad is loaded with chunks of avocado, sliced cherry tomatoes, red onions, corn, black beans, and cucumbers.  It is very simple to make, whether it be for a meal or as a side dish.  The light and refreshing cilantro lime dressing will captivate your taste buds interests from that first bite.  The best part?  You can enjoy seconds without the guilt!  Trust me, you’re going to be way too overjoyed by this salad not to enjoy a second helping.

 

Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad - a salad packed full of vegetables that will become a go-to meal or dish in your kitchen from the moment you try it!  This salad is very easy to make, light and refreshing in flavor, and can be made in minutes. The perfect low-calorie meal or side dish if you're looking for something simple and quick. #salad #shrimp #avocado #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

When you add avocado to a dish it automatically becomes the star of the meal.  Right?  Well, maybe that’s the case when you’re an avocado fanatic (like myself).  I could be wrong.  Am I? haha. But when it comes to this meal – shrimp is the absolute star, making this entire salad over the moon delicious.

With that being said, I have to stress… let me reiterate that: I HAVE to stress, that in order for the shrimp to be such a mega star, you need to get the right kind of shrimp.  Whether fresh or frozen, I highly recommend using wild caught shrimp. Please do not buy farm raised or little shrimp.  It matters when it comes to flavor!

If you’re not a shrimp fan, I do recommend swapping this out for chicken. I recommend the marinade ingredients and instructions for the chicken in my Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Naan Wraps recipe. OR you can simply omit the shrimp all together and enjoy a refreshing vegetable salad! Either way you go – you’re going to love it!

Tips & Side Notes:

  • Use fresh cilantro and freshly squeezed lime juice for maximum flavor. The old saying, “Fresh is best!” applies here. Trust me.
  • Corn: using freshly boiled/grilled corn is recommended, but due to the seasons – frozen or canned works well, too. Just be sure to thoroughly drain if you used canned.
  • I recommend using seedless cucumbers over traditional, but this is a simple preference of my own. It will not affect the flavoring at all.
  • As mentioned above: whether fresh or frozen, I highly recommend using wild caught shrimp. Please do not buy farm raised or little shrimp. If you use frozen shrimp, be sure to thaw it in the refrigerator and then drain any excess water/juices that remain.
  • Be sure to make sure which shrimp you are using – raw or cooked. Raw shrimp will appear greyish in color, whereas cooked shrimp will be firmer and pink in color. Also make sure that your shrimp is peeled and deveined before tossing together! This recipe calls for cooked (pink) shrimp.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad - a salad packed full of vegetables that will become a go-to meal or dish in your kitchen from the moment you try it!  This salad is very easy to make, light and refreshing in flavor, and can be made in minutes. The perfect low-calorie meal or side dish if you're looking for something simple and quick. #salad #shrimp #avocado #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

I’m not sure what I love most about this salad. The fact that it is made with fresh ingredients, the flavors, or simply because it is so easy to make.  Considering one of my goals for this year is to increase my vegetable intake, I think this is a keeper as it helps me hit that goal!

This salad is good for approximately 1-2 days in the refrigerator.  Due to how quickly avocados turn, it is best to be eaten as soon as it’s made.  Although the extra lime juice will help slow down the oxidation process (spoiling/turning brown) of the avocado. Keep that in mind as you’re adding lime juice. A little extra goes a long way – not just in flavor, but for leftovers.



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Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad - a salad packed full of vegetables that will become a go-to meal or dish in your kitchen from the moment you try it! This salad is very easy to make, light and refreshing in flavor, and can be made in minutes. The perfect low-calorie meal or side dish if you're looking for something simple and quick.
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Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 386kcal

Ingredients:

Dressing:

  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice ((approximately 2 limes)*)
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic ((approximately 2 cloves))
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro (packed)

Additional Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. wild caught jumbo shrimp (cooked, peeled and deveined, chopped, 16-20 count)
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved (approximately 12-14))
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion (more or less to taste)
  • 1 in large english cucumber (sliced lengthwise and thenhalf (or 2 small seedless cucumbers))
  • 2 avocados (peeled, pitted and chopped)

Garnishment:

  • black pepper (to taste)
  • pinch freshly chopped cilantro (aor two will do)
  • Lime juice (optional - to taste)

Instructions:

  • Combine ingredients for the dressing into a small bowl and whisk together until combined.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until the 'Additional Ingredients' section, tossing in the chopped shrimp and avocado last.
  • Add dressing to the shrimp avocado salad, tossing to coat. Serve immediately. This will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days, but is best when freshly made.
  • Optional: add garnishment, to taste, of additional black pepper, lime juice, and cilantro.

Notes:

*Depending on desired level or tartness, add half (2 tbsp.) of the lime juice at first and once everything is combined - if you feel that you would like a little more, add the remaining 2 tbsp. (or more to taste) and toss.
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NUTRITION:

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 386 Calories from Fat 181
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.1g 31%
Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 14.1g
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 236.4mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 24.1g 8%
Dietary Fiber 10.1g 40%
Sugars 5.2g
Protein 29g 58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad - a salad packed full of vegetables that will become a go-to meal or dish in your kitchen from the moment you try it!  This salad is very easy to make, light and refreshing in flavor, and can be made in minutes. The perfect low-calorie meal or side dish if you're looking for something simple and quick. #salad #shrimp #avocado #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad - a salad packed full of vegetables that will become a go-to meal or dish in your kitchen from the moment you try it!  This salad is very easy to make, light and refreshing in flavor, and can be made in minutes. The perfect low-calorie meal or side dish if you're looking for something simple and quick. #salad #shrimp #avocado #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com
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    Kellee bohannon

    This is delicious and satisfying. WiLl make many more tImes!

    I am so pleased when i find a delicious, healthy recipe that includes the nutritional information!

    debi walsh


    made and loved it

    Sabrina


    I found this recipe through Pinterest. I jUst made iT for lunch and it Was delicious! I followed the recipe perfectly And it was magical. Thank you for sharing!

    rccola


    I’ve MADE this 3 times now and absolutely love it. It’s light, flavourful and a nice change from the everyday. I’ve made 2 changes to it but even without them it’s still great. Instead of boiling the shrimp, I season them with cajun seasoning and and quickly fry them up. I also add some diced mango to it. it adds some sweetness to it that I think works with the spice from the cajun seasoning and the tartness of the lime juice.

    linda c

    HI, are the nutritional facts for 1 serving or for 4? thank you