Shrimp and Avocado Salad Appetizer

Shrimp and Avocado Salad Appetizer
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Shrimp and Avocado

Jane Bruce

Shrimp and Avocado

One of the greatest tricks to a dinner party is finding menu items that look impressive without actually taking much work. This simple appetizer fits the bill — it only requires a few minutes of prep, but by showcasing it in the avocado shell you get a unique presentation that will wow any guests.

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Boil shrimp in salted water for 2 minutes. Strain, cool, and then take 2 lemons and squeeze them over the shrimp. Let the shrimp sit in the lemon juice for 2-3 hours until the lemon has "cooked" the shrimp a bit more. Dice the shrimp.

Combine the shrimp, tomatoes, frisée, and olive oil in a bowl. Cut each avocado in half, carefully remove the meat, and then dice the avocado, careful to not rip the shell of the avocado. Mix the diced avocado with the other ingredients and then add the mixture back into the avocado shells. Squeeze the remaining lemon on top along with the salt and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.



If you are not sure about the freshness of your shrimp (or if your shrimp is previously frozen), you may boil the shrimp longer and simply toss the shrimp in the lemon juice before serving.



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Calories per serving:

171 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Carb, Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 15g 23%
  • Carbs 12g 4%
  • Saturated 2g 11%
  • Fiber 8g 31%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Monounsaturated 10g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 2g 5%
  • Cholesterol 1mg 0%
  • Sodium 13mg 1%
  • Calcium 21mg 2%
  • Magnesium 33mg 8%
  • Potassium 552mg 16%
  • Iron 1mg 4%
  • Zinc 1mg 5%
  • Phosphorus 61mg 9%
  • Vitamin A 12µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 27mg 45%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 6%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 8%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 9%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 15%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 86µg 22%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin K 22µg 27%
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