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Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
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Shrimp Avocado Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

This Shrimp Avocado Salad is a very healthy recipe and comes with a homemade Cilantro Dressing.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shrimp Avocado Salad Miso
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 523kcal


Dressing + Marinade:

  • 1 large bunch cilantro roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 lime zested
  • 1/4 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1 small shallot roughly chopped
  • 2 small red peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt to taste

For the Salad:

  • 1 lb. shrimp
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 5 oz. spring lettuce mix
  • 5 oz. romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup purple cabbage chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 avocado pitted and cubed
  • Lime for serving


  • In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients for the dressing and marinade and process until completely smooth. Place shrimp in a large ziplock bag with 1/4 cup of the marinade and place in the refrigerator while you prepare the ingredients for the rest of the salad (do not leave the shrimp in the marinade for more than 15 minutes or so). Meanwhile, pour the remaining dressing in a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Prepare your salad bowls- chop vegetables and arrange in one large salad bowl or evenly between 4 smaller bowls (up to you!)
  • After the salad is prepared and shrimp has marinated, heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Drizzle with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray and, without overcrowding the pan, saute shrimp for approximately 2 minutes per side. You may need to cook shrimp in two batches. Set shrimp aside and discard any remaining marinade.
  • Divide shrimp between the prepared bowls and garnish with additional cilantro and fresh lime juice.


Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 917mg | Potassium: 1169mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 6055IU | Vitamin C: 144.6mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 4.6mg
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Shrimp Avocado Salad Miso
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