by Olena

Shrimp Avocado Salad

by Olena

shrimp avocado salad

This shrimp avocado salad 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.

Shrimp and Avocado Salad Ingredients:

We’ve got juicy shrimp, creamy avocado, sweet grape tomatoes, crunchy bell pepper and fresh cilantro.

Shrimp and avocado salad is highly versatile, use what you have:

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 to waste and it pains me to see others do that.

tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, avocado, cilantro in a bowl for shrimp and avocado salad

Creamy Dressing:

Veggies and shrimp are dressed in scrumptious garlicky and tangy plain yogurt dressing here. This cold healthy shrimp 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.

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?!

healthy yogurt dressing poured over shrimp avocado salad ingredients

How to Make Shrimp Avocado Salad

  1. Whisk yogurt, vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper with a fork in a small bowl. Shrimp Avocado Salad Dressing
  2. Chop vegetables, pour dressing over them 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.

More Healthy Avocado Salad Recipes to Try:


Shrimp Avocado Salad

5 from 4 reviews

Healthy Shrimp and Avocado Salad comes together in 15 minutes. Creamy, easy and simply the best shrimp salad ever!

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 7 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American Ukrainian


Yogurt Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup regular or Greek plain yogurt, 2+% fat
  • 2 tsp any light colour vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

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


  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).


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.

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