Shrimp Avocado Salsa Recipe
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Things have gotten a little out of hand in our house over this salsa. We’re so obsessed with this and have probably made shrimp salsa a hundred times (I kid you not). Over time, we’ve been tweaking our original shrimp salsa to incorporate more veggies. The avocados take this shrimp avocado salsa way over the top! Between the Mr and I, we scarf down a 6-8 serving-sized bowl. Yeah…
You know the crazy cool part? There is no added salt in this recipe which means your tomatoes and cucumbers wont get squishy. There is also no oil or added fat, making this a skinny shrimp salsa. It’s zesty and delicous and you won’t miss the salt one bit! Serve it with hot sauce if you like a good kick to your salsa (we sure do!).
We’re participating in the OXO and NFI Shrimp Council’s shrimp showdown! Eastern Seafood Company sent us 5 lbs of Large shrimp and OXO provided all the fantastic tools for preparing them. We put both to good use! 🙂
It is important to check the source of your shrimp! The Eastern Fish Company sent us shrimp that is chemical-free and wild caught from the waters of Mexico! They source their shrimp in an environmentally friendly, sustainable way. Huge thank you for the gorgeous shrimp!
Watch How to Make Avocado Shrimp Salsa:
Shrimp Salsa Ingredients:
1 lb cooked shrimp (peeled/deveined & cooked)
Fresh Lime juice (from 3 medium limes)
2 avocados, diced
1/2 english cucumber or 1 regular cucumber, diced
3 medium tomatoes, diced
1 small onion, finely diced
1/2 bunch Cilantro, chopped
Tortilla chips and Tabasco or Tapatio hot sauce to serve
How to Make Shrimp Avocado Salsa:
Click here for a quick video on how to peel and devein shrimp. For a great recipe on boiling your own shrimp, click here. See, I thought about you this week and I answered the “how did you?…” questions. 😉
1. Chop cooked shrimp and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Squeeze lime juice over shrimp, stir and let marinate while you chop the rest of your ingredients.
2. Dice cucumber and add to the bowl (don’t stir until all the ingredients are in). Dice tomatoes and add to the bowl, then add finely diced onion. Top with avocado and finally the chopped cilantro.
3. Stir everything to combine and serve. We love eating this with a boat load of hot sauce and tortilla chips.
Shrimp Avocado Salsa Recipe
- 1 lb cooked shrimp, peeled/deveined & cooked
- Fresh Lime juice, from 3 medium limes
- 2 avocados, diced
- 1/2 english cucumber or 1 regular cucumber, diced
- 3 medium tomatoes, diced
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 1/2 bunch Cilantro, chopped
- Tortilla chips and Tabasco or Tapatio hot sauce to serve
Chop cooked shrimp and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Squeeze lime juice over shrimp, stir and let marinate while you chop the rest of your ingredients.
Dice cucumber and add to the bowl (don't stir until all the ingredients are in). Dice tomatoes and add to the bowl, then add finely diced onion. Top with avocado and finally the chopped cilantro.
Stir everything to combine and serve. We love eating this with a boat load of hot sauce and tortilla chips.
Visit NatashasKitchen.com for a video tutorial on how to peel and devein shrimp and a recipe for perfect boiled shrimp!
One last look 🙂 (Drooling right now…)
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Just as everyone else has said, this salsa is loved by everyone, every time I make it!! Have been making it all the time and can never seem to get enough!! Like you, I have never had a bowl make it to the next day!! Every recipe of yours that we have tried, have become favorites in our house!!! Thanks for all the work you do to bring them to us!!
That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Barbara!
I made this some time ago and was wonderful. How much ahead of time can you make and quality still be there?
Hi Lynda, We love it so much that we’ve never had leftovers to test the max lifespan of this recipe :). I think it would work a day ahead 🙂
Hi Lynda, you can make the entire batch a day ahead, cover and refrigerate and it will be completely delicious (just as good if not better, the next day!)
So tasty! Didn’t think the cucumbers would taste so good with this mix! I like sodium so I added salt to this and I like jalapenos so I added that too and it was freaking awesome!! Will definitely make this again!!
Hi Martha! I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!
We LOVE this salsa!! I make it for lunch, dinners, and any party we might be having…. I have even made it as a dish to take to someone else’s party and everyone raved about it there!! It is my favourite way to have a light, fresh summer time meal as well… but now for mid-winter, I am going to have it for watching the football games this weekend as well…. can’t wait… YUM!
Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this with me, Barbara! Sounds like you definitely found a favorite!! Thank you for that great review!
Made this Shrimp Avocado Salsa today for Superbowl!!! It was a big hit!!! Served it with tortilla chips it was sooooo good I will be having the leftover’s for lunch tomorrow 😉 I will definitely be making this many many times in the future!!! Thank you so very much!!! Keep up the great work!!! Happy cooking!!! 💜💯💜
You’re welcome Debra! I’m glad to hear the recipe is such a hit. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review!
Loved the salsa. Fixed it twice so far. Do you have the calorie break down? Thank you.
I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Julie! Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you!
Made this today as a trial run to serve at my girls game night. Althou has the potential for a great appetizer seemed a little flat tasting. Thinking a little salt may help.
Hi Lynda, I’m not sure if this helps, but it helps to season the shrimp when cooking and then making sure you don’t skimp on the lime juice.
Yes that should help. Thank you for the response. My girls group will really enjoy this recipe.
I love anything with shrimp in it! I can’t wait to try this! I could see putting this in a taco shell as well with a little bit of sour cream, to switch it up once in a while! Thank you for your great recipes!!!
My pleasure Courtney! That sounds like a great idea! Please let me know what you think of the recipe!
I loved it! I made it yesterday and had some. Then I had some for lunch today at work! Thank you for taking the time to respond to my comments!
My pleasure Courtney! Thanks for sharing your great review!
Will I get the same flavoring using lemon juice?
Hi Stephanie, I think lemon juice is the next best thing. I’ve made salsa with lemon juice several times and it still tastes great 🙂
Thank you! We all enjoyed this very well.
Made it earlier with the lemon juice and a little vinegar for the acidity and it was excellent! Great great recipe! Thanks again.
My pleasure Stephanie! I’m glad you love it! Thanks for sharing your great review!
Avocado and shrimp in one recipe, I think I’m in heaven! I made this today and I loved it, thank you for sharing!
Isn’t it heavenly! 🙂 Thanks for sharing Dona!
I love this salsa…..I eat it all the time. Makes me feel healthy. How many calories do you thing are in 1/2 cup?
Hi Carol! I’m so happy you love it :). I don’t have nutritional information on most of my recipes due to time constraints. Also, I haven’t tried any sugar or flour substitutions in this recipe and without experimenting, I really can’t make any recommendations for that. I do use the caloriecount.com recipe analyzer on occasion to get nutritional info. You can sign up for a free account there. I hope that helps!
Just made it, and it came out great! My husband had thirds! We added a bit of lemon and touch of salt to taste. We love citrus. Excellent recipe!
That’s awesome!! I’m so happy you both loved it! 🙂
Hi-can this be made ahead of time? If so, how far ahead? Thanks
We love it so much that we’ve never had leftovers to test the max lifespan of this recipe :). I think it would work a day ahead 🙂
I made this last night and i love it. I was wondering do you know the serving size portion? I use an app to calculate serving sizes to make sure my calorie intake is made daily.
Hi Lina, I never measured it out exactly but I would say serving size portion is about 1/2 cup, maybe a little more. It serves 6 to 8 as an appetizer.
Hi, when I was scrolling down thru your pictures of the veggies, I noticed that you were cutting the entire cilantro with scissors. Most recipes only call for the leaves, but you seem to be using the stems also. Is this correct?
Geri, I did use the leaves and cut off the stems. It’s just a weird picture 😆, I don’t know what I was thinking.
Thanks for the quick reply. I am definitely going to have this and soon.
thanks for the recipe Natasha! I made this today for my daughter’s 50th birthday party. It was a big hit and I was able to email your site to all that asked for the recipe. Love all of your wonderful recipes. From a Ukrainian girl to another.
Hi Diane! That’s just awesome! Happy birthday to your daughter! Thank you for sharing that with me 🙂
You had me at “shrimp” and “avocado”! I’m making this by the end of the week and making it into a full on salad! Thanks for this!
You’re very welcome! I hope you absolutely love it! 🙂
I can see why you’ve made it so many times. I’m working on beating your record. This is SO delicious! I don’t make it as salsa, though, but as my personal salad (smaller portion than original recipe) for lunch. I skip the tortillas and just eat it as salad. Yum yum!!
Ha ha, guess what we are eating tonight? Lol, yes. 🙂 I totally love the idea of making it into a salad!!
Made this today. Little time consuming chopping everything but sooo good. I did add half jalapeño but think a whole one would be fine. This is a keeper!
Thank you for the nice review Janice. We just made it as well for tonight. We use Vidalia Chop Wizard which saves a lot of time 😀.
Hi, Natasha, have you tried making the salsa with parsley instead of cilantro? I love cilantro, but some of my friends can’t stand it and I’m thinking of making this salsa for an upcoming potluck.
I really haven’t tried it with parsley. I’m a major cilantro fan and so is my hubby so I don’t think I would test it anytime soon. That’s a tough question because I love how cilantro tastes in this and couldn’t imagine it without….
I guess I’m one of the strange ones, I can’t eat cucumbers. Any suggestions of what I can substitute in place of this?
How about celery? I think it’s a good substitute for cucumbers.
This looks to be a wonderful recipe. Not a true ceviche, as the shrimp would be raw.
Will certainley make this when my avocado is ripe!
True. 🙂 But I’m not brave enough to make it with raw shrimp and this way it’s faster and easier. It’s definitely more of a shrimp salsa. Enjoy! 🙂
Hmm. I won’t be entering this giveaway. I think I own everything OXO. Love their stuff!!! But this recipe looks amazing!! Haha I have four avocado trees growing indoors! Fun project for kids or just for anyone. I hardly ever comment on food blogs. But I think I’m hooked on yours! I better go charge my iPad!!
Indoors?! Seriously? That’s so cool! How? Do they need a very sunny spot? How big do they get? Is it some kind of dwarf variety? (pardon my 20 questions)
Yes indoors. I live in Wisconsin. So they will be indoors till spring. The trees will get as big as the pot you put them in. It really is fun to watch them grow. I have mine in. South window for the winter. I also have a mini green house I bought on Amazon around 9 years ago. So that also helps. I think they are around $40? I can share the link if you’d like, back to the avocado trees. You just take your avocado pit. Point side up, insert a tooth pick on each side, this is to balance it in a cup of warm water covering the bottom in water. Did that make sense? There’s a few really good YouTube videos on this. Lol I’m also growing lemon and key lime trees. Some of those are getting real big! Oops lol! But they are really pretty. Btw. Key limes will really give fruit in about 2 to 4 years I heard! The others won’t give me fruit. That’s my guess. Avocado trees really need a warm climate. Sorry so long winded. Haha
What a wonderful idea! I love the idea of productive green trees indoors. The avocado pit toothpick situation is clever; yes it makes sense :). Thanks so much for sharing! I feel inspired to plant an avocado pit! 🙂
My husband and I made this salsa last night and it was out of this world!! We changed up the recipe a little bit and added some green onions and jalapenos. Thanks for all the inspiration you provide for me in the kitchen! 😉
You’re welcome 🙂 and thank you so much for your awesome review!
OMG, this was so good I can’t say enough, T hank you for sharing it. I had it for our salad with pork cutlets and baked potatoe. I just wanted the salad. Nothing else but you salsa. My son who is 43 just came in for a visit, he is a fussy eater, but let me tell you he also loved it. Thank you again, can’t wait to serve it to the rest of my family.
You’re so welcome! Thank YOU for the great review! I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe 🙂 It’s one of our favorite salsas. We eat it often in our house.
Can I use lemon instead of lime?
Yes! We actually tried that a couple weeks ago and it was still very good. 🙂
Great! Thank you!!
Pinning for lunch next week. Looks like a great lunch for a Friday during lent. Thanks!
I hope you LOVE the salsa. I wish I had a bowl of it in front of me right now! You’re so welcome and Thank YOU for pinning! 🙂
I’ll be making this soon. Thank you for your delicious recipes!
It’s so good. I’m actually craving that now! 🙂 Maybe we’ll make another batch tonight. Hmm….
Is the drawing over? There is no place to enter into the drawing, I was wondering what it’s for and how to enter it.
I don’t know why it was not showing up before, but it should be working right now :).
Oh wow…I seriously could finish that bowl off myself! Love it! I’m pinning now. This will make a great app for the weekend!
Thank you so much for pinning! 🙂 My hubby and I down the whole thing between the two of us. No regrets 😉
Wow, what an amazing salsa! Definitely making this soon! This recipe will be a huge hit at my house 🙂 Pinning!
Thank you so much for pinning Audra! You’re awesome!! I hope you and your fam love this salsa 🙂
Did you take tomatoes seeds out?
Would it matter if I add onions completely mushed in a food processor? This is the only way I can it it uncooked.
You might just skip the onions. Or if you do use them, use less and finely dice them then put them in right after the lime juice to tame their flavor down. You could do a tiny dice but I don’t know about pureeing them. Also, no need to seed the tomatoes 🙂 I hope that helps!
Oh, this totally ROCKS!! I love all of these ingredients…going on my must-try list!
Thank you Brandie 🙂 I think you will love it!
Absolutely delicious! And healthy. I made this last night and we all loved it. i will defintely make it again. Thank you for your great recipes Natasha.
That’s so great! I love hearing good reports. It’s great motivation for me! Thanks for sharing your experience and thank you for a great review!
Your shrimp salsa looks amazing! Mouthwateringly good! I love, love, love the lighting and styling in your photos!
Sheesh, thank you Lindsey, it tastes just as good :).
Oh 🙂 How I want some now 🙂 Yummy!!!
Looks like you just might have to make it :).
Wow, nice giveaway! It would be nice to win! Thank you!!
Okay, I didn’t think salsa could get any more addicting, but looking at your beautiful pictures, I think you just made the impossible possible. Absolutely mouthwatering!
We never have any leftovers between the two of us, even though recipe can feed six :).
Reminds me of ceviche! Only we let the shrimp “cook” in the lime juice. It’s great for summer.
I agree, it does resemble ceviche and we eat it year round :).
It looks so good I’m making this now.
Let me know how you like it :).
I loved it !!! But I did add jalapeño peppers.
We should try that next time. Love jalapeños!! Thanks for a great review!
I could eat that whole bowl and call it dinner. 😉
That’s what we usually do for dinner, except it’s more like 2 or 3 bowls for each of us :).
Your awesome Natasha!!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
You are welcome Galina :).
Natasha you definitely know how to make us hungry! 🙂
I’m glad its working :).
This is such a beautiful, summery recipe and perfect for Cinco de mayo!
Thank you! It does make me think of summer 🙂
I can’t think of a better dinner, just add a margarita and I am there!
When we eat this, we usually skip dinner (feed the little and send him to bed), and gorge on this instead 🙂 It’s such a treat!
Who needs dinner?!!! Just pass me a big bowl of your spectacular salsa!
That’s exactly how it goes! lol 🙂 Thanks Liz 😉
What a great way to use shrimp! Looks gorgeous, too!
Thank you so much Leah. I just started checking out everyones posts this morning. Your shrimp and grits sound like perfection!
Nice giveaway, so wanna win,than you for giving a chance.
You’re welcome 🙂
That’s the reaction I was looking for. lol 😉