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.

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

About Olena

Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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  1. Absolutely delicious! I made this in half batches 3 times. Everyone I shared this with thought it was a definite keeper. Love all the fresh veggies and to be honest, you had me at avocado!!

  2. 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.

  3. 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 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.:)

  4. 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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!

  8. 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

  9. 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.