Avocado Shrimp Salad Recipe (VIDEO)

Avocado Shrimp Salad Recipe with cajun shrimp and the best flavors of summer. The cilantro lemon dressing gives this shrimp salad incredible fresh flavor! | natashaskitchen.com

This Avocado Shrimp Salad is LOADED with juicy cajun shrimp and all the best flavors of summer. This salad has been one of the top salads on my blog for years. Everyone who tries it, loves it and this salad always disappears fast, so if you’re running for a refill, run fast!

The cilantro lemon dressing is so simple but adds incredible fresh FLAVOUR! You will want it on all of your salads. This shrimp salad also has a ridiculous amount of avocados; because – AVOCADOS!!

I could happily live off this salad. Watch the quick video recipe and you’ll be headed to the store for ingredients…

Watch How to Make Avocado Shrimp Salad:

So fresh and wonderful – this avocado shrimp salad is always a crowd pleaser. I am pretty partial to shrimp but if you prefer, you can substitute shrimp with cooked chicken breast, thinly sliced steak, or sliced hard boiled eggs to add some protein and serve as a cob salad.

Avocado Shrimp Salad Recipe with cajun shrimp and the best flavors of summer. The cilantro lemon dressing gives this shrimp salad incredible fresh flavor! | natashaskitchen.com

Cook’s Tip: Freshly Cooked Corn really makes this salad and adds an amazing pop of sweet flavor. When fresh corn is out of season, cook some frozen corn since that is typically sealed at the peak of freshness.

Avocado Shrimp Salad Recipe with cajun shrimp and the best flavors of summer. The cilantro lemon dressing gives this shrimp salad incredible fresh flavor! | natashaskitchen.com

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Avocado Shrimp Salad Recipe

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Avocado Shrimp Salad Recipe with cajun shrimp and the best flavors of summer. The cilantro lemon dressing gives this shrimp salad incredible fresh flavor!
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $17-$19
Serving: 6 as a side salad

Ingredients

Ingredients for Cajun Shrimp:

  • 1 lb medium shrimp (31-40 Count), peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp cajun spice
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or grated
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter

Ingredients for Salad:

  • 1 medium romaine lettuce (5-6 cups chopped)
  • ½ lb (3 medium) Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ English cucumber (or 3 small), sliced
  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup corn kernels (from 2 freshly cooked cobs)

Ingredients for Cilantro-Lemon Dressing:

  • Juice of 1 large lemon (3 Tbsp)
  • ½ small bunch of cilantro (1/2 cup finely chopped) or parsley
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt or ¾ tsp table salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper

Instructions

How to make Avocado Shrimp Salad:

  1. Pat dry shrimp with paper towels and place in a medium bowl. Add 1 tsp cajun spice, 2 pressed garlic cloves, a pinch of salt and stir to combine.
  2. Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 Tbsp butter and once its melted and hot, add shrimp in a single layer. Sauté 2 minutes per side or just until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Chop, rinse and spin dry 1 medium head of romaine lettuce. You should end up with about 6 cups lettuce. Transfer that to a large mixing bowl. Now add 3 sliced tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, sliced cucumbers, 2 sliced avocados and 1 cup cooked corn.
  4. To make the dressing, start with 3 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice, now finely chop about ½ cup of cilantro and stir that in. Add 3 Tbsp of olive oil and extra virgin has the best flavor. Season with 1 tsp salt and a generous pinch of black pepper and stir that together.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

KITCHEN EQUIPMENT:

Large Boos Cutting Board
Wusthof Cook’s Knife
Bamboo Utensils to toss salad
Old School OXO Wooden Juicer

Avocado Shrimp Salad Recipe with cajun shrimp and the best flavors of summer. The cilantro lemon dressing gives this shrimp salad incredible fresh flavor! | natashaskitchen.com

We are really excited for garden fresh cucumbers and tomatoes which take this salad to a whole new level of freshness!

P.S. Do you garden? My parents sure do (watch their garden tour)!! Are you planting anything new or surprising this year?

Avocado Shrimp Salad Recipe with cajun shrimp and the best flavors of summer. The cilantro lemon dressing gives this shrimp salad incredible fresh flavor! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Nia
    November 23, 2017

    Made this as a side dish for thanksgiving. My family kept asking for shrimp after I cooked them. Haha. They couldn’t resist the urge. I took a photo. Wish there was a way to share with you. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 23, 2017

      Nia, thank you for such a nice review, I’m all smiles 😬. If you snap a pic, feel free to share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with hashtag #natashaskitchen or email to natasha@natashaskitchen.comReply

  • Amy
    November 19, 2017

    Made this tonight! It was so good! I am on a special diet and this works so well for me. I did use cabbage because I can not eat lettuce. I can’t wait to try more recipes. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 20, 2017

      I’m glad you love the recipe Amy! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Mely
    November 7, 2017

    I just made dinner tonight my husband LOve it and I love it too! Great simple recipe and very healthy. Thanks alot for sharing this recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 7, 2017

      You’re welcome! I’m happy to hear you both love the recipe Mely! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Angie
    October 14, 2017

    Would canned corn work for this? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 14, 2017

      Hi Angie, I think fresh corn is much better in this salad, but in winter, I would use cooked from frozen (a little sweeter and fresher tasting than canned), and use canned as a last resort. Reply

  • Jody Follis
    September 15, 2017

    How many does this recipe serve? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 15, 2017

      Hi Jody! Serving: 6 as a side salad. This info is usually found towards the bottom of the post in the print-friendly recipe section. I hope you love the recipe! 🙂 Reply

  • marjan
    September 12, 2017

    Thank you so much for your great recipes.I have tried many of them and they have been awesome. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 12, 2017

      My pleasure! I’m glad to hear how much you are enjoying the recipes! Reply

  • Annette Harris
    August 15, 2017

    Do you have a nutrition breakdown for this recipe?
    Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 15, 2017

      Annette, I don’t typically include nutrition breakdown because of the time constraint that I have. I really need to hire some help to do that for me! When I need a quick answer though; I have used Caloriecount.com (their recipe analyzer is free). Reply

  • Christian Beermann
    August 12, 2017

    due to dietary restrictions, I’m not allowed to have any lettuce.

    what could I use to substitute it? would love to try this recipe, by all means! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 12, 2017

      Hi Christian, I would suggest trying the shrimp (if you want a shrimp salad), in either our avocado chicken salad or avocado tuna salad which have no lettuce. Both have been major favorites with readers 🙂 Reply

  • Frank LaRosa
    August 8, 2017

    This poor salad did not stand a a chance. Everyone had two portions. No leftovers here. Flavor devine. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 8, 2017

      LOL, that’s awesome! I’m glad to hear how much everyone loves this salad! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review Frank! Reply

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