10 Great Avocado Salads (Slideshow)

10 amazing salads featuring avocado
Shrimp and Avocado
Jane Bruce

Shrimp and Avocado

Shrimp and Avocado Salad Appetizer

Jane Bruce

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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Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Wheat Berry Salad

Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox

When the weather’s warm, this is the perfect salad. Because the wheat berries take a little time to cook, make extra and store them in the refrigerator. Use them as a side dish for dinner… or to make more salad!

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Sheila's Favorite Avocado and Corn Salad

Lara Ferroni

This light vegetarian salad is so good that you might want to double this recipe, as it won't last long.

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Avocado Salad

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The creamy dressing paired with the bite of arugula, the buttery taste of avocado, and the tang of Parmesan creates a unique and exciting contrast of flavors. 

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Chickpea, Avocado, and Pea Shoot Salad with Orange Dill Dressing

Gentl & Hyers

Serving this high-protein salad warm allows the flavors to stand out, and brings out the richness of the avocado. 

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Southwest Grilled Beef Salad

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This salad makes a wonderful meal, as it is packed with nutrient-rich ingredients. Marinate the skirt steak for several hours or overnight before grilling. Serve with your favorite dressing or a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a drizzle of olive oil.

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The Ultimate Cobb Salad

Jane Bruce

This is a classic salad, with chicken, avocado, egg, and bacon as the stars. 

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Spicy Crab and Avocado Salad

Arthur Bovino

A traditional combination of crab and avocado makes this salad light and refreshing. 

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Citrus and Cacao Nib Salad

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This salad has an excellent balance of crunchy, tangy, and creamy, with the orange juice and cacao nibs working to create an exciting flavor profile of chocolate and orange.

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Honey-Smoked Norwegian Salmon Salad Recipe

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Here's a refreshing salad for a hot summer day. There's no cooking involved, just assembly. A Norwegian-inspired dressing brings all of the ingredients together nicely.

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