Long gone are the days of boring salads! Avocado and shrimp are the perfect pair of powerhouse foods to liven up your plate. The following shrimp and avocado salad recipes are delicious and easy to whip up for potlucks, BBQs, and family meals on the fly.
Avocado and shrimp can make leafy greens go down easy, even for the pickiest eaters. The buttery texture of avocado softens a mouthful of hard greens, while shrimp delivers a satisfyingly savory bite.
This heart-healthy recipe is packed with delectable fruits available year-round: creamy avocado (Yes! Avocado is a fruit!), tangy mango, and juicy red grapes, colorfully arranged on a bed of fresh greens.
Feeling Thai tonight? Make dinner a feast of Eastern flavors with this salad bowl, which combines a hearty helping of shrimp, mango, cucumber, peanuts, and avocado, drizzled all over with a homemade ginger-infused chili vinaigrette dressing. (And if you’re looking to whet your appetite, try one of these Thai guacamole recipes.)
While prawns aren’t exactly shrimp, they’re close cousins and taste identical. Try this savory recipe, made with fragrant garlic, turkey bacon, and tomatoes. No prawns? No problem! Substitute shrimp instead.
Lump salads are an excellent choice for appetizers or an easy-peasy lunch. Only, instead of mayonnaise, which is commonly used in tuna salad or chicken salad, it’s creamy avocado that holds all the ingredients together for these delectable recipes.
You can’t go wrong when you start with the basics. This classic recipe is easy to assemble in a pinch. It’s mostly made of—you guessed it—avocado and shrimp. Scoop it with pita or tortilla chips for an afternoon snack, or scoop a spoonful onto crackers or lettuce leaves as an appetizer for party guests.
Tired of same-old-same-old sandwiches for lunch? Go bold! This shrimp and avocado salad-wich is a delightful change of pace. It’s served on rustic rye bread, and layered with sizzling bacon, arugula, and slices of ripe avocado.
One of the best things about salads is that the possibilities are endless. You really only need two ingredients for a great avocado and shrimp salad—the rest is up to your imagination (and produce drawer).