Shrimp Avocado Cocktail Salad

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Recipe: #38239

February 26, 2022


Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (173.1 g)
  • Calories 226.4
  • Total Fat - 13.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 121.5 mg
  • Sodium - 754.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.8 g
  • Sugars - 3.5 g
  • Protein - 14.8 g
  • Calcium - 69.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix up sauce

Step 2

Toss shrimp and avocados with lime juice

Step 3

Toss with sauce


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When choosing avocados, make sure they are ripe and easy to cut open.
  • When selecting shrimp, make sure they are fresh and have a bright pink color.

  • Substitute cooked crab for shrimp for a richer flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that crab has a stronger flavor than shrimp, so it will add a more intense flavor to the salad.
  • Substitute plain yogurt for mayonnaise for a healthier option. The benefit of this substitution is that plain yogurt is lower in fat and calories than mayonnaise, making the salad a healthier option.

Shrimp Avocado Salsa Salad Replace the mayonnaise, ketchup, chili sauce, tomatoes, and green bell pepper with 3/4 cup of your favorite salsa. Toss shrimp and avocados with lime juice and salsa. Serve chilled.

Garlic Bread - Delicious, buttery garlic bread that pairs perfectly with the shrimp avocado cocktail salad. The garlic flavor compliments the salad and the bread provides a nice crunchy texture.

Lemon-Herb Roasted Potatoes: Roasted potatoes are a great side dish to serve with the shrimp avocado cocktail salad. The potatoes are tossed in a delicious lemon-herb mixture and roasted until golden and crispy. The potatoes add a wonderful flavor and texture to the salad, and the lemon notes help to bring out the flavors of the shrimp and avocado.


Q: How much lime juice should I use?

A: You should use 1 tablespoon of lime juice for this recipe.

Q: What type of cheese should I use?

A: You can use any type of grated cheese that you like. Popular choices include cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan.

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Fun facts:

The earliest known recipe for shrimp cocktail dates back to 1894, when it was featured in the iconic cookbook, Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking-School Cook Book.

Shrimp cocktail is a favorite of celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and former US President Barack Obama, who both enjoy the dish as an appetizer.