Shrimp Avocado Salsa Recipe

A Skinny Shrimp & Avocado Salsa. This stuff is so addictive. Our favorite salsa! @NatashasKitchen

Things have gotten a little out of hand in our house over this salsa.Β We’re so addicted!Β We’ve probably made shrimp salsa a hundred times (I kid you not). Over time, we’ve been tweaking our original shrimp salsaΒ 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! πŸ™‚

It is important to check the source of your shrimp! The Eastern Fish CompanyΒ 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

A Skinny Shrimp & Avocado Salsa. This stuff is so addictive. Our favorite salsa! @NatashasKitchen

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,Β click here. See, I thought about you this week and I answered the “how did you?…” questions. πŸ˜‰

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.

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2. Dice cucumber and add to the bowl (don’t stir until all the ingredients are in).Β Dice tomatoes and add to the bowl, then add finely diced onion. Top with avocado and finally the chopped cilantro.

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3.Β Stir everything to combine and serve. We love eating this with a boat load of hot sauce and tortilla chips.

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Shrimp Avocado Salsa Recipe

4.83 from 17 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
A Skinny Shrimp & Avocado Salsa. This stuff is so addictive. Our favorite salsa! @NatashasKitchen
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. The lime and cilantro is where it's at in this recipe 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!).
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$12 (varies by shrimp size/price)
Servings: 6 -8

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

Instructions

  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.

Recipe Notes

Visit NatashasKitchen.com for a video tutorial on how to peel and devein shrimp and a recipe for perfect boiled shrimp!

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A Skinny Shrimp & Avocado Salsa. This stuff is so addictive. Our favorite salsa! @NatashasKitchen

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  • Debra Humphrey
    February 4, 2018

    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 πŸ˜‰ I will definitely be making this many many times in the future!!! Thank you so very much!!! Keep up the great work!!! Happy cooking!!! πŸ’œπŸ’―πŸ’œ Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 5, 2018

      You’re welcome Debra! I’m glad to hear the recipe is such a hit. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Julie
    November 27, 2017

    Loved the salsa. Fixed it twice so far. Do you have the calorie break down? Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 28, 2017

      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! Reply

  • lynda s leonard
    September 1, 2017

    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. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 1, 2017

      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. Reply

      • lynda s leonard
        September 1, 2017

        Yes that should help. Thank you for the response. My girls group will really enjoy this recipe. Reply

  • Courtney Ables
    August 11, 2017

    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!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 11, 2017

      My pleasure Courtney! That sounds like a great idea! Please let me know what you think of the recipe! Reply

      • Courtney
        August 14, 2017

        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! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          August 14, 2017

          My pleasure Courtney! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Stephanie
    June 13, 2017

    Will I get the same flavoring using lemon juice? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 13, 2017

      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 πŸ™‚ Reply

      • Stephanie
        June 13, 2017

        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. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          June 13, 2017

          My pleasure Stephanie! I’m glad you love it! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • December 22, 2016

    Avocado and shrimp in one recipe, I think I’m in heaven! I made this today and I loved it, thank you for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 22, 2016

      Isn’t it heavenly! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing Dona! Reply

  • Carol
    October 11, 2016

    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? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 11, 2016

      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! Reply

  • Venus Maftser
    September 5, 2016

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 5, 2016

      That’s awesome!! I’m so happy you both loved it! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Cheryl Cory
    August 18, 2016

    Hi-can this be made ahead of time? If so, how far ahead? Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 18, 2016

      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 πŸ™‚ Reply

  • July 1, 2016

    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. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 1, 2016

      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. Reply

  • Geri
    May 19, 2016

    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? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 19, 2016

      Geri, I did use the leaves and cut off the stems. It’s just a weird picture πŸ˜†, I don’t know what I was thinking. Reply

      • Geri
        May 20, 2016

        Thanks for the quick reply. I am definitely going to have this and soon. Reply

  • Diane
    May 7, 2016

    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. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 7, 2016

      Hi Diane! That’s just awesome! Happy birthday to your daughter! Thank you for sharing that with me πŸ™‚ Reply

  • April 6, 2016

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 6, 2016

      You’re very welcome! I hope you absolutely love it! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • April 1, 2016

    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!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 1, 2016

      Ha ha, guess what we are eating tonight? Lol, yes. πŸ™‚ I totally love the idea of making it into a salad!! Reply

  • Janice
    January 10, 2016

    Made this today. Little time consuming chopping everything but sooo good. I did add half jalapeΓ±o but think a whole one would be fine. This is a keeper! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 10, 2016

      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 πŸ˜€. Reply

  • Luda
    October 25, 2015

    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. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 25, 2015

      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…. Reply

  • Darlene
    January 31, 2015

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 31, 2015

      True. πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Lina
    October 12, 2014

    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!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 12, 2014

      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) Reply

      • Lina
        October 13, 2014

        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 Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          October 13, 2014

          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! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Ani
    June 6, 2014

    Hey Natasha!

    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! πŸ˜‰ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 6, 2014

      You’re welcome πŸ™‚ and thank you so much for your awesome review! Reply

  • Denise Canalia
    May 8, 2014

    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. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 8, 2014

      You’re so welcome! Thank YOU for the great review! I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe πŸ™‚ It’s one of our favorite salsas. We eat it often in our house. Reply

  • Lucy
    May 7, 2014

    Can I use lemon instead of lime? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 7, 2014

      Yes! We actually tried that a couple weeks ago and it was still very good. πŸ™‚ Reply

      • Lucy
        May 8, 2014

        Great! Thank you!! Reply

  • Pinning for lunch next week. Looks like a great lunch for a Friday during lent. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 5, 2014

      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! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Shirley
    March 30, 2014

    I’ll be making this soon. Thank you for your delicious recipes! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 30, 2014

      It’s so good. I’m actually craving that now! πŸ™‚ Maybe we’ll make another batch tonight. Hmm…. Reply

  • Marina
    March 29, 2014

    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. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 29, 2014

      I don’t know why it was not showing up before, but it should be working right now :). Reply

  • March 27, 2014

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 27, 2014

      Thank you so much for pinning! πŸ™‚ My hubby and I down the whole thing between the two of us. No regrets πŸ˜‰ Reply

  • March 27, 2014

    Wow, what an amazing salsa! Definitely making this soon! This recipe will be a huge hit at my house πŸ™‚ Pinning! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 27, 2014

      Thank you so much for pinning Audra! You’re awesome!! I hope you and your fam love this salsa πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Natalie
    March 26, 2014

    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. Reply

    • Natalie
      March 26, 2014

      Eat Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 27, 2014

      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 πŸ™‚ I hope that helps! Reply

  • Oh, this totally ROCKS!! I love all of these ingredients…going on my must-try list! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 26, 2014

      Thank you Brandie πŸ™‚ I think you will love it! Reply

  • Dena
    March 26, 2014

    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. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 26, 2014

      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! Reply

  • Your shrimp salsa looks amazing! Mouthwateringly good! I love, love, love the lighting and styling in your photos! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 25, 2014

      Sheesh, thank you Lindsey, it tastes just as good :). Reply

  • March 24, 2014

    Oh πŸ™‚ How I want some now πŸ™‚ Yummy!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2014

      Looks like you just might have to make it :). Reply

  • Ida
    March 24, 2014

    Wow, nice giveaway! It would be nice to win! Thank you!! Reply

  • March 24, 2014

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2014

      We never have any leftovers between the two of us, even though recipe can feed six :). Reply

  • March 24, 2014

    Reminds me of ceviche! Only we let the shrimp “cook” in the lime juice. It’s great for summer. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2014

      I agree, it does resemble ceviche and we eat it year round :). Reply

  • Marav
    March 24, 2014

    It looks so good I’m making this now. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2014

      Let me know how you like it :). Reply

      • Marav
        March 26, 2014

        I loved it !!! But I did add jalapeΓ±o peppers. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          March 26, 2014

          We should try that next time. Love jalapeΓ±os!! Thanks for a great review! Reply

  • March 24, 2014

    I could eat that whole bowl and call it dinner. πŸ˜‰ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2014

      That’s what we usually do for dinner, except it’s more like 2 or 3 bowls for each of us :). Reply

  • Galina
    March 24, 2014

    Your awesome Natasha!!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2014

      You are welcome Galina :). Reply

  • March 24, 2014

    Natasha you definitely know how to make us hungry! πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2014

      I’m glad its working :). Reply

  • March 24, 2014

    This is such a beautiful, summery recipe and perfect for Cinco de mayo! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2014

      Thank you! It does make me think of summer πŸ™‚ Reply

  • March 24, 2014

    I can’t think of a better dinner, just add a margarita and I am there! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2014

      When we eat this, we usually skip dinner (feed the little and send him to bed), and gorge on this instead πŸ™‚ It’s such a treat! Reply

  • March 24, 2014

    Who needs dinner?!!! Just pass me a big bowl of your spectacular salsa! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2014

      That’s exactly how it goes! lol πŸ™‚ Thanks Liz πŸ˜‰ Reply

  • What a great way to use shrimp! Looks gorgeous, too! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2014

      Thank you so much Leah. I just started checking out everyones posts this morning. Your shrimp and grits sound like perfection! Reply

  • Natalia
    March 24, 2014

    Nice giveaway, so wanna win,than you for giving a chance. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2014

      You’re welcome πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Andrea Y
    March 24, 2014

    WOW! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2014

      That’s the reaction I was looking for. lol πŸ˜‰ Reply

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