Shrimp and Avocado Salad: A Refreshing Seafood Delight


Dive into the refreshing world of seafood with this Shrimp and Avocado Salad. A perfect blend of succulent shrimp, creamy avocado, and a medley of crisp vegetables, all tossed in a light and zesty dressing. It's a delightful salad that's not only pleasing to the palate but also visually appealing, making it a great choice for a light lunch or as an elegant appetizer.

Shrimp and Avocado Salad: A Refreshing Seafood Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: Approximately 1 cup


  • 400 grams (14 ounces) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1 large cucumber, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon honey or agave syrup for sweetness

Method of Preparation

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook the shrimp with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper until they are pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the diced avocado, cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and cilantro.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, remaining olive oil, and honey or agave syrup, if using. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the cooled shrimp to the salad bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.
  5. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator for a short time before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use fresh, high-quality shrimp for the best flavor and texture.
  • Cut the vegetables and avocado in uniform sizes for even distribution in each serving.
  • Adjust the amount of lime juice and seasoning according to your taste preferences.


  • Can I use frozen shrimp for this salad? Yes, just ensure they are completely thawed and drained before cooking.
  • How can I store leftovers? Best consumed fresh, but you can refrigerate for up to one day. Note that avocado may brown.
  • Can I add other ingredients to this salad? Absolutely! Consider adding mango, bell peppers, or lettuce for extra flavor and texture.