Delicious Spring Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Lime Mango Dressing

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This shrimp and avocado salad will take your appetizer game to the next level. I love the two paired with citrus mango dressing.

Shrimp and avocado salad is perfect for spring and summer get-togethers. Everyone will be in love with this flavor explosion. The salad is simple to toss with herbs and veggies paired with tangy tropical dressing (you can find the recipe for it in this post).

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A shrimp and avocado appetizer pairs well with main dishes made with chicken, beef, or other seas food. I love making this salad ahead of time and eating it for lunch or tossing it in pasta as well.

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How to make shrimp and avocado salad?

I love this shrimp and avocado appetizer so much because it is made with fresh and healthy ingredients. It is gluten and dairy-free (well, if you skip the feta garnish), an energy booster, and a source of good vitamins.

Ingredients:

  • Shrimp – I use small or medium size frozen cooked shrimp. Simply thaw and toss in.
  • Avocado
  • Cherry Tomato
  • Fresh herbs – I used Thai basil and mint.
  • Garlic
  • Lemon Juice
  • Olive Oil – this is the time when you bust out the good stuff.
  • Greek Seasoning – I love a good greek seasoning because it always has a good mix of flavorful Mediterranean spices.
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper
  • Lime Citrus Dressing
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Method:

Not only this shrimp and avocado salad recipe is so healthy and full of flavor but it is super easy to make. I always toss my salads in a large mixing bowl so there is enough space for the dressing to drain. Otherwise, your salad will swim in the dressing.

You can plate it with grilled slices of bread or whole lettuce leaves. I made little boats out of the avocado and stuffed the rest of the salad there. Top with feta cheese and drizzle with the lime mango dressing. So easy!

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How to store this shrimp and avocado appetizer?

You can make this salad ahead of time and store it in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. The avocado might not last that long so enjoy it quickly.

If storing before serving make sure the dressings are stored on the side. If storing leftovers make sure that the salad is not swimming in too much dressing.

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Spring Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Lime Mango Dressing

Flavorful citrus shrimp tossed with tomato and avocado in tangy tropical lime and mango dressing!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 265 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups Medium Shrimp cooked and divined
  • 2 Avocados cubed
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomato halved
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Basil leaves roughtly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Mint Leaves roughtly chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Greek Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Feta Cheese for garnish
  • 3 tbsp Lime Mango Dressing* see the recipe in notes

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl combine the olive oil, lemon juice, greek seasoning, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set the dressing on the side.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine the shrimp, tomato, basil and mint leaves. drizzle a little of the dresssing and toss to combine.
  • Half the avocado and remove the pit. Cut the flesh into squares while still in the avocado skin. Loosen the squares a little so it is easy to scoop.
  • Top the avocados with the shrimp salad and drizzle with more dressing. Garnish with feta cheese and more chopped herbs.

Notes

The recipe for the amazing Lime Mango Dressing is in this post
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