Citrus-Avocado Shrimp Salad

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Active Time

10 minutes

Total Time

45 minutes

Serving Size


Give your next celebration more flavor with this light and refreshing shrimp salad—sure to make every heart feel full.


  • 1 lb peeled/deveined medium shrimp, tails removed (thawed, if needed)
  • 5 limes, for juice
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 ripe Hass avocados
  • 1 ½ cups fresh pico de gallo (or salsa)
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons carne asada seasoning
  • 1 (9.25-oz) bag corn chips (optional, for serving)


  1. Thaw shrimp (if needed); remove tails.
  2. Bring large stockpot of water to a boil. Squeeze limes for juice (5 tablespoons). Chop cilantro (1 cup). Peel, pit, and cut avocados into 1-inch pieces. Cut shrimp in half (wash hands).
  3. Add shrimp to boiling water and remove pot from heat. Cook shrimp 2–3 minutes, stirring gently, or until shrimp are pink and opaque; drain well.
  4. Combine in large bowl: lime juice, cilantro, avocado chunks, pico de gallo, hot sauce, and seasoning until blended; gently stir (fold) in shrimp.
  5. Chill shrimp salad 30 minutes (or overnight). Serve with chips (if desired).

Nutritional information

Amount per ¼ recipe serving: CALORIES 260kcal, TOTAL FAT 16g, SAT FAT 2g, TRANS FAT 0g, CHOLESTEROL 145mg, SODIUM 1040mg, CARB 15g, FIBER 8g, TOTAL SUGARS 3g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars), PROTEIN 18g, VITAMIN D 0%, CALCIUM 6%, IRON 6%, POTASSIUM 15%