by Olena

Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe

by Olena

This cold and no cook healthy Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe comes together in 15 minutes. Makes light summer dinner or perfect side year round.

This shrimp avocado salad recipe is so summery or really year round side dish worthy (think Easter and Holidays)! It’s cold and requires no cooking, it comes together in just 15 minutes – everything you need on a hot summer night. We ate ours over a course of 2 days, from taking to the beach to putting together a quick lunch.

I came up with this recipe back in 2013 when I still blended yogurt dressing in a food processor. Why would I do that? I think under the influence of cooking magazines. Now I would never-ever-EVER think to blend a salad dressing in a food processor for one use. What mom does that?! LOL

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This cold and no cook healthy Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe comes together in 15 minutes. Makes light summer dinner or perfect side year round.

We’ve got juicy shrimp, creamy avocado, sweet grape tomatoes, crunchy bell pepper and fresh cilantro dressed in scrumptious garlicky and tangy plain yogurt dressing here. This cold shrimp avocado tomato salad is creamy without mayo, regular or Greek yogurt do the job. I kissed goodbye to mayo drenched salads long time ago. I don’t mind a few tablespoons of avocado mayo in healthy egg salad or healthy potato salad once in a while though.

It is also highly versatile, use what you have: grilled shrimp (leftover), cooked corn (leftover), red onion (leftover), lettuce (leftover). Doesn’t everyone always have 1/4 of a red onion wrapped in plastic and half a head of lettuce bouncing around your veggie drawers?:) Call me a queen of leftovers but I rarely put anything into waste. Enjoy!

How to Make Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe

  1. In a small bowl, add yogurt, vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Whisk with a fork and set aside. This cold and no cook healthy Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe comes together in 15 minutes. Makes light summer dinner or perfect side year round.
  2. Chop vegetables and add them to a large salad bowl. This cold and no cook healthy Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe comes together in 15 minutes. Makes light summer dinner or perfect side year round.
  3. Pour dressing on top and mix gently to combine. Serve chilled. This cold and no cook healthy Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe comes together in 15 minutes. Makes light summer dinner or perfect side year round.This cold and no cook healthy Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe comes together in 15 minutes. Makes light summer dinner or perfect side year round.
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Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe

5 from 3 reviews

This cold and no cook healthy Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe comes together in 15 minutes. Makes light summer dinner or perfect side year round.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 7 servings

Ingredients

Yogurt Dressing:

Shrimp Avocado Salad:

  • 1 lb cooked frozen shrimp, thawed & drained
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 2 large bell peppers, chopped
  • 3 medium avocados, chopped
  • 1 (1 lb) long English cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add yogurt, vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Whisk with a fork and set aside.
  2. Chop vegetables and add them to a large salad bowl.
  3. Pour dressing on top and mix gently to combine. Serve chilled.

Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 2 days (dressed is OK).

Notes

If using thick Greek yogurt, thin it out with a few tbsp of water.

Smaller size shrimp is great for this salad as it’s cheaper. If using large shrimp, cut in half.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

About Olena

I don’t believe in diets, neither I think we were born to eat. This website reflects my healthy relationship with food – I like simple whole foods meals with a bit of lean protein, heavy on veggies and a sprinkle of complex carbs.

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  1. This recipe is definitely a keeper for my “Favorite Recipes” notebook for sure!! I was skeptical while prepping everything because of the simplicity of it and wondering if my husband would approve of such a simple salad for dinner, but we were both very impressed by the flavors! Everything works so well together – shout out to the fresh cilantro and the dressing – the dressing (so yummy)!!! I did season my shrimp with my husband’s homegrown / dehydrated / ground hot chili pepper powder and warmed them in a pan with a little EVOO before topping the salad with them. The depth of the flavors, the crispy-crunch of the fresh veggies, the fresh-from-the-garden tastes – they all marry so well together to make this a perfect meal. I love your recipes, I haven’t tried one yet that I didn’t love, and this one is definitely one of my favorites!

    1. I will take your comment and add it to the description of the recipe. So good haha. Glad you all enjoyed and thank you so much for your kind words.

  2. Don’t know who developed your site, but it’s very good! Very clean and easy to read with good photography. I also love the print function for your recipes! It works better than any other I’ve ever come across so far–much better than the one found on AllRecipes.com. Beautiful color photo, clean space, crisp, and nice to look at and read! Very good. Thanks!

    1. Thank you! My husband did, I will pass on your compliments. We are working on redesign this year to make it even more user friendly.:)

  3. just made this salad for the first time today and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Prepared a Greek theme meal and it fit perfectly. I will make again on any evening

  4. I made this recipe today used fresh squeezed lemon juice instead of the vinegar and added some mint leaves Fantastic Recipe Thank You!! 🙂

  5. Found this one on Pinterest. Clicked through to your site to let you know my family thought this was awesome as did I. A lot of chopping, but no cooking! And the dressing was so light, which my mother-in-law gave her approval on 😉

    1. Thank you for letting me know and Yay! My mother in law lives very far away but I understand what you mean. Mine says hemp products make her blood pressure go up. So I get it lol.

  6. Oh my, this salad was divine. The dressing I think I could just eat with a spoon – and the best is I could if I wanted without any guilt! This may be my new go to in a pinch dinner. Thank you!!

  7. Oooh! This looks really tasty! I think I’ll need to try this recipe out before I change my diet to a plant-based diet. I’m pescetarian right now but am transitioning slowly… 🙂

    1. Oh my, you are brave! I recently came to a conclusion I could never be a vegetarian, not to mention vegan. Although I have vegetarian days.

    1. Camping is fun. I guess in small amount and at different stages of life. NOT with 2 little kids on a regular basis. And no cleaning the trailer. I had a dream last night – all of us in a truck, pulling trailer, kids in the back with pillows and me holding a box of spinach. Living a dream LOL.

      1. Have you actually made the salad and tried it? Or do you just post non-sequotor comments on all the recipes? If you have tried it, how do you like it….please let the readers know, thank you! C

  8. I hate gravel in my bed and dirty feet. But we found a camp ground that looks better than 3 star hotel, actually enjoyed camping for the first time last year 🙂

    1. I’ll go to that campground, once a year, with my tent, for 1 night, but no trailer in my life anymore! The problem was the freaking trailer, not the campground. 😀 We camped 6 times last year. I thought I would die from packing and cleaning. Trailer is just not my thing, I guess.