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Shrimp Avocado Salad

Grilled Shrimp Avocado Salad - a light and healthy low carb / keto salad perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Made with spinach, avocado, cherry tomatoes, pecans, almonds and feta.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, avocado lunch recipe, healthy salad recipe, keto, low carb, paleo, salad, shrimp, shrimp salad, whole30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 389 kcal
Author Kelly


  • Olive oil for the grill
  • 10-12 raw large shrimp deveined, tails on or off
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika optional
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 -2 cups of green leaf or romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 medium avocados diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 tablespoon feta crumbled , optional for serving

For the Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the grill (or grill pan) to medium-high. Using a brush, clean the grill and grease with oil using a long pair of tongs with some folded paper towels dipped in some olive oil.
  2. Season your shrimp with salt, black pepper, Italian seasoning and paprika.

To make the dressing:

  1. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, poppy seeds, salt and pepper in a jar or a bowl and mix well until all ingredients are incorporated and set aside.

  2. Grill shrimp for 3-4 minutes on each side or until shrimp is opaque.

To assemble the salad:

  1. Add the spinach or mixed greens to large bowl. Add 1/3 of the dressing and toss to combine.
  2. Add the avocado, tomatoes, pecans and almonds.

  3. Pour the remainder of the dressing over salad and toss to combine. Divide salad among 2-4 bowls.
  4. Top each salad bowl with some cooked shrimp and feta (if desired) and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.