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Avocado Shrimp Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Avocado Shrimp Salad Recipe with cajun shrimp and the best flavors of summer. The cilantro lemon dressing gives this shrimp salad incredible fresh flavor!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $17-$19
Servings: 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
  • 1/2 lb 3 medium Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/2 small bunch of cilantro 1/2 cup finely chopped or parsley
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt or 3/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/8 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 1/2 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.