Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 16 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
We could live off this shrimp avocado salad. It's crazy good and loaded with avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet corn and tossed with a light and easy cilantro-lemon dressing. This shrimp salad has all the best flavors of summer! WINNER!! |
This shrimp avocado salad has all of the best flavors of summer. Loaded with avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes and corn all over a bed of bright romaine with a light cilantro dressing.
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $18-$20
Servings: 6 servings as a side, 4 as a main course


For the Cob Salad:

  • 1/2 lb 3 to 4 medium Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber or 3 smaller garden cucumbers sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 avocados peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup corn kernels from 2 fresh cobs or canned drained corn
  • 1 medium romaine lettuce 5 to 6 cups chopped

For the Cajun Shrimp:

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 lb large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp cajun spice
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • Pinch of salt

For the Zesty Cilantro Lemon Dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil mild or extra virgin
  • Juice of 1 large lemon about 3 Tbsp (it's ok to sub lime juice)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro (1/2 cup chopped)
  • 1 tsp sea salt or 3/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place shrimp medium bowl, sprinkle with 1 tsp cajun spice, 2 pressed garlic cloves and a pinch of salt and stir to combine.
  2. Heat large non-stick pan over medium high heat. Swirl in 2 Tbsp butter. Once butter stops sizzling, add shrimp in a single layer and sauté about 2 min without disturbing. Flip shrimp over and sauté another minute or just until cooked through. Don't overcook shrimp or they can become rubbery. Remove to a plate and set aside to cool.
  3. Chop, rinse and spin dry romaine lettuce. Line the bottom of a large salad platter/bowl with 5 to 6 cups of chopped romaine lettuce. Add remaining salad ingredients and shrimp in rows on top of romaine.
  4. To make the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Drizzle dressing over the salad then toss to combine and serve.