Mediterranean Shrimp and Avocado Salad

You know when you first go food shopping, and you get everything unpacked and put away .. then you start to think about what you want for lunch/dinner and can’t decide? Well, that’s what happened to me today. With so many choices available to me, I had to determine what I had a “taste” for at that very moment. Usually grocery shopping day means we will be having a “free for all” that night. The kids love it as they get to choose all their favorites.

By the time I sat down with my coffee and thought about what I wanted for lunch — it was almost dinner time. I finally decided on a nice salad with lots of protein and veggies, hence the Mediterranean Shrimp and Avocado Salad. I wasn’t planning to post this recipe today, so I didn’t take step-by-step photos, but as I’m sure you’ll agree, the finished product looks and was ”oh so appetizing!”

Mediterranean Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 4-6 servings

Mediterranean Shrimp and Avocado Salad

A healthy blend of salad shrimp, buttery avocado, crunchy veggies, and good-for-you fats. I used pre-cooked salad shrimp for this dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. cooked shrimp, peeled, deveined, chopped
  • 2 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup black olives, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp feta cheese

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the red onion, olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper. Allow them to marinate for 5-10 minutes to marry the flavors.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked shrimp, avocado, tomatoes, black olives, and cilantro. Add the red onion mixture, and toss gently.
  3. Top your favorite salad greens with a heaping scoop of the shrimp and avocado mixture. Sprinkle with feta cheese and drizzle with red wine vinegar (optional). Serve with your favorite tortilla or pita chips.
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Comments

  1. This salad looks amazing! It is truly my kind of salad except I would add 6 tbsp of Feta ;-)
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  2. Wow this recipe looks amazing. I am going to try it.
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  3. That looks very good, and very healthy. Thanks for sharing.
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  4. I love salads and that one looks delicious!
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  5. Yummy! I second the comment about feta, I could eat it by the pound, lol!
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  6. Yum! This looks so healthy!
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  7. WOW! Looks super yummy!!!
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  8. this looks amazing–thanks for sharing–I can’t wait totry it out :)
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  9. Yum this looks good. I saw the picture on Instagram and had to come check out the recipe :)
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  10. That looks pretty good… I am always looking for something new to make that is easy. Thanks for sharing.
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  11. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    Sounds AMAZING Tree! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. It looks delicious! This is one that I could make without messing it up!
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  13. It’s the same thing at my house Sunday is our shopping day and its always everybody’s favorites night. This salad looks amazing i don’t like seafood but I could substitute chicken and I’m sure it would be wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Nice salad! I’ve been craving something green and sort of summery. This’ll do the trick for sure!
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  15. Woo hoo, FANCY!! I’m not a fan of shrimp, but I bet my husband would love this (my mom too)! I’m impressed!! Thanks for linking up!!
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  16. kelly willis says:

    wow looks so yummy

  17. Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

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