15-Minute Shrimp and Avocado Salad

This quick and easy shrimp salad makes the perfect light meal or a substantial side salad. It is a great tasting combination of shrimp and plenty of health-promoting vegetables.

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Make sure shrimp is completely unfrozen if you buy it already cooked. Pat it dry with paper towels.
  2. Mix all ingredients, except lettuce, in a bowl. For optimum flavor, marinate in refrigerator for 15 minutes or more. It is still very good served right away if you don't have the time. Serve on bed of chopped romaine lettuce.
Serves 4

Serving Suggestion: Serve with

Healthy Cooking Tips:

Buying shrimp that is still frozen will ensure that it will be as fresh as possible. That's because even "fresh shrimp" in stores is likely to have been frozen and so this type often loses their freshness very quickly. This recipe was created to be very quick and easy, so we added already cooked shrimp to the ingredient list. If you have the time, obviously it would have better flavor if the shrimp was raw and you cooked it yourself. It is very important either way to make sure the shrimp is patted dry. Otherwise it will dilute the flavor of your salad. Also, it is important that your avocado is ripe, yet still somewhat firm. If it is mushy, your salad will have an unattractive appearance.

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