Avocado Shrimp Salsa Recipe (VIDEO)

This Avocado Shrimp Salsa is a party favorite! Loaded with shrimp, avocado and a surprising ingredient! Easy, excellent avocado shrimp salsa video recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

This Avocado Shrimp Salsa is a cross between a pico de gallo, guacamole and ceviche. It’s our favorite salsa of all time – such a treat! We have made it at least a hundred times (NO KIDDING!!).

It has plump flavorful bites of shrimp, loads of avocado with the perfect amount of creaminess, crunchy cucumber, tomatoes of course and fresh lime juice which pulls it all together. The FRESH lime juice is key so don’t skip on it. That one ingredient adds enough flavor to the entire salsa where you don’t need any extra salt. Why is this awesome?? Your veggies will stay crisp (salt tends to soften cucumbers and tomatoes). Lime juice also preserves the avocado’s color so this salsa is still just as amazing refrigerated for the next day.

I am convinced that this is the perfect shrimp salsa. Watch the video recipe to see just how easy it is!

Watch How to Make Avocado Shrimp Salsa:


Enjoy your shrimp salsa feast! If this becomes your new favorite, let me know! πŸ˜‰ We are completely smitten with this shrimp salsa and have made it countless times.

Avocado Shrimp Salsa Ingredients:

1 lb shrimp (we used 21-25 count), peeled and deveined*
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 Tbsp olive oil
Juice of 3 medium limes
2 medium/large avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 english cucumber, diced
3 medium (or 4 roma) tomatoes, diced
1 small onion, finely diced
1/2 bunch Cilantro, chopped
Tortilla chips and hot sauce to serve

This Avocado Shrimp Salsa is a party favorite! Loaded with shrimp, avocado and a surprising ingredient! Easy, excellent avocado shrimp salsa video recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

*We used raw shrimp here but we have been known to add pre-cooked shrimp to speed up the process. With pre-cooked shrimp – rinse under cold water, pat dry with paper towels then chop.

This Avocado Shrimp Salsa is a party favorite! Loaded with shrimp, avocado and a surprising ingredient! Easy, excellent avocado shrimp salsa video recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

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Avocado Shrimp Salsa Recipe

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This Avocado Shrimp Salsa is a party favorite! Loaded with shrimp, avocado and a surprising ingredient! Easy, excellent avocado shrimp salsa recipe.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $15-$20 (varies by size of shrimp used)
Serving: 6 to 8 as an appetizer

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined*
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 3 medium limes
  • 2 medium/large avocados
  • ½ english cucumber
  • 3 medium (or 4 roma) tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • ½ bunch Cilantro, chopped
  • Tortilla chips and Tabasco sauce to serve

Instructions

  1. Season shrimp lightly with salt and pepper. Place a large skillet over medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add shrimp in a single layer and cook 3 minutes total, turning once halfway. Saute just until cooked through then remove from the pan. Transfer to cutting board, coarsely chop and place into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Squeeze the juice of 3 medium limes over the shrimp, stir and set aside to marinate while you prepare remaining salsa ingredients.
  3. Dice cucumber, tomato and avocado and add them to the mixing bowl with shrimp.
  4. Finely dice onion and chop ½ bunch of fresh cilantro. Add to the mixing bowl then stir together all of the ingredients until well combined and serve. We love this served with hot sauce (such as Tabasco) and tortilla chips.

Notes

*If using any sized pre-cooked shrimp - rinse under cold water, pat dry with paper towels then chop.

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

This Avocado Shrimp Salsa is a party favorite! Loaded with shrimp, avocado and a surprising ingredient! Easy, excellent avocado shrimp salsa video recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

Q: What is your all-time favorite salsa or dip? Is there such a one that gives you fierce cravings like this shrimp salsa does for us?

This Avocado Shrimp Salsa is a party favorite! Loaded with shrimp, avocado and a surprising ingredient! Easy, excellent avocado shrimp salsa video recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Shirley
    September 18, 2017

    I tried this and it was delicious, but it needed a little something. I added some garlic powder and some more salt, and a little jalapeno. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 18, 2017

      Hi Shirley, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I do think a little jalapeno would be great. We serve it with hot sauce πŸ™‚ Reply

  • LaShoda Brunson
    September 12, 2017

    AAAAAAMMMMMAAAAAAZZZING! I was so excited to make this dish! I love the freshness of the ingredients, and it tastes DELISH too! Thank you for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 12, 2017

      You’re welcome LaShoda! I’m glad you love it so much! πŸ™‚ Reply

      • don
        September 13, 2017

        Made this for a pool party on Sunday and it was gone in a heartbeat! Great recipe! (I did add 1 finely diced Jalapeno….because we’re in SoCal!) Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          September 13, 2017

          I’m glad everyone enjoys the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing your great review Don! Reply

  • Aaren Johnson
    September 10, 2017

    Just got back from the store with all the ingredients. Can’t wait to try this because it looks AMAZINGLY delicious Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 10, 2017

      Please let me know what you think Aaren! Reply

      • Aaren Johnson
        September 12, 2017

        We loves it. I had it in a container with plastic wrap covering it to help prevent it from browning. My husband tried it on a corn tortilla for taco and he loved it! Thanks so much for the recipe. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          September 13, 2017

          You’re welcome Aaren! I’m glad to hear you both enjoy the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Karen S.
    September 8, 2017

    This made my mouth water. I LOVE ceviche! I’m going to the store right now to buy the ingredients. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 8, 2017

      Please do Karen! Reply

  • aulia layyin
    September 8, 2017

    o my god !! i really love all your recipe. im so glad cause i found your (blog). love from indonesia nat ! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 8, 2017

      Hello Aulia! I’m glad you found my site too! Please let me know what you think of the recipes! Thanks for following πŸ™‚ Reply

  • John Wasser
    September 7, 2017

    This young lady…is NFL Football food! It’s Thursday Night and we’re going to serve it during the season opener between New England and Kansas City!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 7, 2017

      Awesome! Please let me know what you think of the recipe! πŸ™‚ Reply

      • Don
        September 7, 2017

        I served it last night at a “nosh” birthday party and it was the first thing to disappear!! Great stuff! I did add a couple of finely diced jalapenos and everyone appreciated the spice. It is “salsa” after all!
        Thanks Natasha!!! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          September 8, 2017

          You’re welcome Don! I’m glad to hear everyone enjoys the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Maria Paz Paig
    September 3, 2017

    Why do you call it Ceviche ? Doesn’t the word connotate raw? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 4, 2017

      This is why I call it a salsa because it is not a true ceviche. Reply

  • Celine
    August 30, 2017

    This is not a cross between pico de gallo, guacamole, and ceviche. This is Mexican shrimp ceviche. The ingredients and recipe are exactly the same. Don’t get me wrong, this dish looks lovely and it’s one of my favorites. But please just call it what it is instead of “avocado shrimp salsa,” which completely robs the dish of the culture from which it originates. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 30, 2017

      Hi Celine, we call it salsa and it does have some big differences from the original ceviche. I think if I called it a ceviche, I would probably also get messages about how it’s not a real ceviche. We do have a ceviche recipe on our site – I hope you check it out! We don’t do the traditional cooking the shrimp in lime juice because I am not that brave and appreciate the flavors of cooked shrimp more, but we just share the recipes the way we make them and love them. πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Don
      September 4, 2017

      Ceviche is raw seafood “cooked” in citrus juices. This recipe has clear instructions to cook the shrimp before adding to the “salsa” which removes the ceviche factor. Reply

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