Shrimp Salad with Avocado

by | May 9, 2019 | All, Main Dishes

This light and tasty Shrimp Salad with Avocado comes together quickly and will quickly become one of your go-to summer salad recipes.

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It’s May and the sun is going to shine this weekend.  That means it’s time for all of the spring things. Yard work, spring cleaning and spring salads for dinner on the deck.

So to celebrate we are having Shrimp Salad and Avocado for dinner. When I think of spring and summer food, I think of light and tasty salads and this fits the bill perfectly.

Shrimp Salad with Avocado in a white serving bowl with fresh dill and lemon wedges for garnish.

What makes this Shrimp Salad with Avocado so delicious?

A great salad starts with the best ingredients especially when the list is short. For starters, fresh dill is a must, dried will work in a pinch, but when you love dill as much as I do. Fresh is best. 

And avocado makes most things better, especially this salad. Make sure to grab one that is ripe but a little firmer so it holds its shape in the salad. Save the soft ones for some guacamole.

Shrimp Salad with Avocado in a white bowl with fresh dill and lemon wedges on a white surface.

What kind of shrimp do I use in this shrimp salad recipe?

You aren’t going to believe your luck when I tell you I used frozen shrimp from Costco to make this recipe! I bought a two-pound bag of the 50-70 size (cooked, peeled, and tail off)shrimp, thawed half of it and boom, most of the work is done. Want to feed a bigger group? Simply thaw the whole bag, double the recipe and you have shrimp salad for 8 ready to go in no time.

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So good-bye heavy comfort foods of the winter. Hello, tasty shrimp salads of summer, (which are properly enjoyed dining al fresco on the patio with a glass of Rosé, if you must know).

You can never have too many summer salads for dinner on the deck. Here are more of our favorites:

Easy Orzo and Chickpea Salad- Garnish with Lemon®

Summer Italian Spaghetti – Reluctant Entertainer

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad– Garnish with Lemon®

Summer Cobb Salad– A Spicy Perspective

Grilled Italian Bread Salad- Garnish with Lemon®

Yield: 4

Shrimp Salad with Avocado

Shrimp Salad with Avocado

Light and refreshing, this Shrimp Salad with Avocado will quickly become a regular in your summer meal rotation!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes



  1. Place mayo, mustard, vinegar and dill in a small bowl. Stir well to combine and set aside.
  2. Place the shrimp, celery, and red onion in a medium bowl. Add the dressing and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper..
  3. Cover and chill until serving.
  4. When ready to serve, dice avocado and add to salad.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

6 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 395Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 251mgSodium: 1368mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 27g

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    This sounds & looks delish! Heading to the store this morning for groceries & this is on the menu for lunch. Thank for the yummy idea!

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      Yay! I’m glad you liked it! Thanks, Tina!

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    I cannot wait to make this at home. This looks delicious! Haven’t gone out and made a recipe like this in a while. So excited to try it – thank you for sharing!


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