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Avocado + Shrimp Salad

Salads are a healthy meal and I love them because you can use whatever ingredients you want to create them!  1 of my most favorite ingredients to add to any salad is avocado.  Since avocado doesn’t have much of a taste on its own, it goes well with most ingredients and is so healthy for you!

I’m also a big seafood lover and shrimp is also an ingredient I often have in my salads. I decided to create 2 of my favorites into this 1 salad.

Shrimp salad

This salad is full of yumminess and color.  My Nutritionist always says the more color on your plate, the better and I’m here to tell you, this salad does not disappoint!

I try to have a salad 2-3 times each week.  I think this is where most of my fruits and vegetables come from.  As much as I love salads, they are time hogs because there is so much cutting involved.  This is why meal planning is so important to allow you to prepare.  By meal planning, I am able to cut up all the vegetables needed for my salads on Sunday.  When I’m ready to make them, I just grab the baggies from the refrigerator and put everything together!

I love cooking, but I don’t love spending all night in the kitchen and so I’ve found several ways to cut down on the amount of time I spend in the kitchen each night.  I also like to add things you don’t regularly find in a salad such as,

  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Chia seeds
  • Quinoa

You can pretty much put anything you want in a salad, another reason why I love them so!

SHRIMP AND AVOCADO SALAD

Ingredients:

  • Shrimp Avocado
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Red peppers
  • Garlic
  • Black pepper
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Walnuts
  • Shredded carrots
  • Olive oil
  • Tomatoes
  • Salad dressing of your choice

Instructions:

  1. Rinse shrimp and pat dry.
  2. Season with Old Bay seasoning and black pepper.
  3. Dice garlic.
  4. Pour olive oil into pan along with garlic.  Sautè garlic until soft.
  5. Add shrimp to pan and sautè until no longer pink.
  6. Put shrimp on a plate and set aside.
  7. Chop up the lettuce
  8. Slice the red pepper.
  9. Slice the avocado.
  10. Add all ingredients to a bowl and enjoy with your favorite salad dressing!

What are your favorite ingredients to add to your salad?

 

Comments

  1. Sarah Ruszkowski says

    It is ALWAYS when I’m hungry that I find the best recipes. This looks so amazing. Gotta get to the store. Shrimp and Avocado are two of my favorite things. Put them together? Perfection. 😀

  2. Trish says

    I love salads as well, and could honestly eat one everyday. My favorite is just a Ceasar salad with either grilled chicken or grilled shrimp. My second favorite is a spinach and strawberry with a strawberry vinaigrette topped with almonds or walnuts. Love spring/summer salads. Also a big fan of Avocados in my salads as well. ♥

  3. Lisa says

    I love everything about this salad, fresh is best. I have to substitute chicken for the shrimp due to allergies but otherwise I like to add fruit and nuts to give my salads a different flavor and crunch!

    • Lynn says

      Thanks, Lisa! I’m right there with ya. Love how fruits and nuts can change the taste of a salad…for the better!

  4. ingrid says

    Like you, I do not like to spend a lot of time cooking, so I also go for the salads. Adding avocado to a salad always makes that salad taste heavenly. I will try your Shrimp and Avocado Salad

  5. Sheila says

    I would have to agree that avocado is great in salads. Actually, it also my personal favorite. Thus, I am so excited to try this avocado shrimp salad recipe. I am planning to make one on Friday. Wish me luck and thank you for the inspiration.

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