Avocado and Lime-Marinated Shrimp Salad


Embark on a refreshing culinary journey with our Avocado and Lime-Marinated Shrimp Salad. This dish is a harmonious blend of zesty lime-marinated shrimp, creamy avocado, and a medley of fresh greens, creating a light yet satisfying meal. It's perfect for a healthy lunch or a delightful starter, offering a burst of vibrant flavors and textures in every forkful.

Avocado and Lime-Marinated Shrimp Salad

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes (including marination)
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 26 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 portion

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 220 kcal
  • Protein: 18 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g


  • Raw shrimp (400 g / 14 oz), peeled and deveined
  • Lime juice (60 ml / 2 fl oz)
  • Olive oil (30 ml / 1 fl oz)
  • Garlic cloves (10 g / 0.35 oz), minced
  • Ripe avocados (2 medium-sized), sliced
  • Mixed salad greens (200 g / 7 oz)
  • Cherry tomatoes (100 g / 3.5 oz), halved
  • Red onion (50 g / 1.75 oz), thinly sliced
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Cilantro (15 g / 0.5 oz), for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate Shrimp: Combine shrimp with lime juice, half the olive oil, and garlic. Marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Cook Shrimp: In a skillet, cook the shrimp over medium heat until they are pink and opaque, about 3 minutes per side.
  3. Assemble Salad: In a large bowl, toss the mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and red onion with the remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add Shrimp and Avocado: Top the salad with cooked shrimp and sliced avocado.
  5. Garnish: Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Shrimp Size: Use medium to large shrimp for a satisfying bite.
  • Marination Time: Don't marinate the shrimp for too long as the lime juice can start cooking it.
  • Dressing Variation: Add a dash of honey or mustard to the dressing for an extra flavor dimension.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I grill the shrimp?

Yes, grilling adds a nice smoky flavor.

How do I prevent the avocado from browning?

Toss it in a bit of lime juice before adding to the salad.

Can I prepare this salad ahead of time?

Yes, but add the avocado and shrimp just before serving.