Avocado Shrimp Salad

Avocado Shrimp Salad

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This is an ultimate go to healthy recipe. Wiuth resturant quality taste and home-cooking execution, this simple, flavorful salad is a great weeknight go to that will keep you satisfied.

Ingredients

For the Shrimp

  • 1/2 pound frozen shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • juice of 3 lemons

For the Salad

  • 3 avocodos
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Oil and lemon juices from the pan
  • 1 bag of lettuce greens
  • 1/2 pound of cooked shrimp

Directions

For the Shrimp

Defrost shrimp according to package directions.

Heat olive oil in the pan. Throw garlic in the pan and lightly sautee. Toss in shrimp, basil and lemon juice and cook until the shrimp is cooked.

Save the pan drippings!

For the Salad

Place avocados, salsa, cilantro and oil in the food processor and blend until creamy.

Toss shrimp, avocado mixture and greens together. 

Serve with any desired salad toppings.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
71mg
24%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
31µg
4%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
27µg
30%
Calcium, Ca
132mg
13%
Choline, total
47mg
11%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
30µg
8%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
158mg
23%
Selenium, Se
17µg
31%
Sodium, Na
515mg
34%
Water
118g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Avocado Shopping Tip

Avoid very soft avocados; choose those that yield slightly to finger pressure.

Avocado Cooking Tip

Avocados oxidize quickly; use lemon juice to keep the flesh from turning brown.