This fresh and light Shrimp Avocado Salad takes 10 minutes to put together and is reminiscent of a citrusy ceviche, but without any raw fish! 

Shrimp and Avocado Salad - in White Bowl with Tomatoes and Jalapeno

This dish reminds me so much of a fresh ceviche, except without all the anxiety about food poisoning.

I know, it’s not glamorous to talk about that, but the first time I ever tried ceviche I got sick, so whenever I can have a substitute that’s cooked but similar in flavor, I’m a fan.

This Shrimp and Avocado Salad is from my friend Gina’s new cookbook, Skinnytaste Fast and Slow. This is her second cookbook following up her New York Times Best Seller from two years ago (you may remember the Buttermilk Oven Fried Chicken I posted from her last book), and this one is all about super fast recipes and slow cooker recipes. Isn’t that brilliant?I have tried a handful of recipes from her book so far (the stuffed cabbage rolls and slow cooker chicken and dumpling soup are favorites too) but this salad was the first one I tried. I saw the photo and had an instant craving.

Shrimp Avocado Salad - In White Bowl with Spoon

Oh, and did I mention that this took me 10 minutes to make? It’s so fast!

How to Make Shrimp Avocado Salad:

For the recipe, you need pre-cooked shrimp and a cast of supporting freshness:

Bowl of Shrimp on Wooden Board with Jalapeno, Lime, and Cilantro

I bought a bag of pre-cooked shrimp from the grocery store and did a quick thaw by running it under cold water for about five minutes.

Combine the juice of 2 limes with olive oil, red onion, salt, and pepper:

Lime Red Onion Dressing in Mixing Bowl

Let that sit for 5 minutes.

Add jumbo cooked shrimp, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, and avocado:

Shrimp, Avocado, Jalapeno, Herbs, and Tomatoes in Mixing Bowl

Toss all together to coat:

Shrimp and Avocado in Bowl with Tomatoes in Bowl

Then the salad is ready to serve! This dish feels very summery to me, but truth be told, I’m eating it in October. I love the flavors and see this as a regular lunch for me. If you’re a fan of lighter dishes and need more quick and slow cooker recipes, I can’t recommend it enough.

Shrimp Avocado Tomato Salad in Bowl with Spoon

For a similar flavor profile that’s also healthy and light, this Avocado Tuna Salad from A Mindfull Mom looks SO good. Happy cooking!

Shrimp Avocado Tomato Salad in Bowl with Spoon

Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

This fresh and light Shrimp and Avocado salad takes 10 minutes to put together and is reminiscent of a citrusy ceviche. A perfect appetizer from the Skinnytaste Fast and Slow Cookbook!

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  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • Juice of 2 small limes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound peeled and cooked jumbo shrimp cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 medium Hass avocado (5 ounces, chopped)
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  • In a small bowl, combine the onion, lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. Let sit for at least 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, avocado, tomato, and jalapeno. Add the onion mixture and the cilantro, and toss gently. Season with pepper, if desired.


Calories: 87kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 136mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.