Featuring vibrant flavors and textures, this Shrimp Avocado Salad with tomatoes and citrus dressing is a tasty summer salad that takes less than 30 minutes to make. It's also a great choice for anyone looking for a low carb salad recipe.
- 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined, patted dry (Note 1)
- 1 large avocado, chopped
- 2 small roma tomatoes, chopped, drained
- 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese (Note 2)
- 1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro or parsley (Note 3)
- 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (Note 4)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon table salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Sear Shrimp: Toss shrimp with melted butter in a bowl until well-coated. Heat a pan over medium-high heat for a few minutes until hot. Add shrimp to the pan in a single layer, searing for a minute or until it starts to become pink around edges, then flip and cook until shrimp are cooked through, less than a minute. Transfer shrimp to a plate as they finish cooking. Let them cool while you prepare other ingredients.
- Assemble Salad: Toss all other ingredients (avocado, tomato, feta cheese, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper) in a large mixing bowl until well-mixed. Stir in shrimp. Season with extra salt and pepper to taste, and serve (Note 5).
|Makes 2 Servings|
|Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups):|
|Calories 430 (69% from fat)|
|Total Fat 33g||50%|
|Saturated Fat 12g||61%|
|Net Carb 6.5g|
|Total Carb 12.5g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||25%|
Thank you for the help with my keto. I have stage 4 cancer and I am trying to not feed my cancer any carbs. Cancer cannot grow on keto, it can only use carbs, so no carbs for me. Your easy shrimp avocado salad sounds so good.
I’m sorry to hear you are sick. Prayers will be sent tonight with your recovery in mind. Stay strong!
Good luck. Positive vibes and love sent yr way from nz.
Prayers going up for you. Stay Positive and Trust in God.
Love & Prayers from Texas
I am so sorry to hear you have cancer Donna. God Bless and fight hard! My prayer group will add you to our list. Take care!!
My prayers are with you Donna! I hope you’re all recovered since then!
I had stage 4 inflamitory breast cancer 18 years ago. My doc said I had a 30%chance of being alive in 5 years. At the end of all the treatments I quit my job, sold everything and bought a 28 ft travel trailer and a Dodge pickup. And life began…..
For the last 18 years I have workamped all over the US and Baja. At wildlife refuges, state and National parks and more. I have met amazing people along the way and made a few life long friends.
The last things the dr told me were to eat fresh and You Are Not A Statistic. You, Donna are not a statistic. Listen to beautiful music, spend time daily outside and take deep breaths, eat fresh (I had crazy cravings for watermelon during chemo)
Read all of Dr. Bernie Segals books. They are not about cancer specifically. He talks about how to be a patient. He is funny, insightful, wise and right on the money with his ideas….
Hugs and positive energy to you, Donna
We made this for dinner last night and it was amazing! We added cucumber and I think next time I will try a little shallots or purple onion in it for a little crunch. Thank you for such a low carb meal.
Ooh yes cucumber instead of tomato for less carbs too 😍
I added some chilli flakes to the prawns. Yummy! Will make it again
Absolutely delicious and super easy! I omitted the additional salt because the feta was salty enough for me. Will be making this again!
Made this for my dinner tonight and really liked it. I did add dried figs that I reconstituted in warm white wine, and cut them in half. I also used lime juice instead of the lemon juice cause I like it better. I am amazed how filling this dish is!
Best salad ever!
This looks wonderful!
I plan to make this and put it in mini phyllo cups for an appetizer 😊
My husband and I had this for dinner tonight and we both cleaned out plates. This was so simple to make so we will be enjoying this again.
Really good. My parents didn’t like the cilantro & we added fresh tomatoes & sweet corn. Plan to add some orzo or other pasta next time.
Oh my goodness this was amazing! Added chick peas and cucumber to it. I thought the olive oil and lemon would be bland, but wow! Wonderful flavour! This is a new favourite!
Getting ready to make this for the first time for a group dinner and need to transport. Can shrimp be chilled or are they meant to be warm? TIA!
This is delicious! I went with a Mexican twist with it and added some cumin (about 1/2 teaspoon) and some hot sauce. I baked a low carb whole wheat tortilla into chips. It was like a ceviche which is a favorite of mine.
There are so many options you can play with to change up this salad. On my higher carb days I think I’ll add some corn. Next time I may add some bacon and vinegar and see how that turns out.
Thanks for a recipe that was so yummy and got my creative juices flowing.
This was so quick and easy to make and satisfied even the pickiest eater in the family. It actually got rave reviews.
Use cherry tomatoes. No extra liquid that way!
Could I use basil instead of cilantro?
Yes, that’ll work nicely with the flavors in this salad.
I absolutely lived & loved this recipe! Will make it again for sure! Thank you!
This was sooooo yummy. I doubled it and added red onion.
This would be great as a wrap in either lettuce or flour.
Yes lettuce wraps sound great! Or on a bed of lettuce too… thanks!
This salad is so so good! I actually doubled the recipe because I figured we’d have leftovers for our work lunches tomorrow buuuuut nope, so good we ate it ALL!! Yum yum yum! We will be making this again for sure!
Awesome recipe! My husband loves shrimp. Thanks for participating in Keen for Keto’s salad recipe roundup, Julia!