Shrimp, Avocado and Tomato Salad

Two of my favorite foods together on one plate. Avocado and shrimp. Dee-lish! This is a Williams-Sonoma recipe which can be served as a salad or a light lunch.

Perfect for a warm day. Fairly easy, too.

The dressing can be made up to 2 hours ahead.

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Shrimp, Avocado and Tomato Salad

6 Servings


For the Vinaigrette

2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons cumin, ground
1 1⁄2 teaspoons grated lime zest
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1⁄2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
5 tablespoons olive oil

For the Salad

24 large shrimp, in the shell (1 – 1 1/4 pounds)
2 ripe avocados
6 small tomatoes (yellow or red , or a combination of the two)
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
6 cups mixed salad greens
ground pepper


To make the vinaigrette, whisk together the lime juice, cumin, lime zest, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil. Set aside.

To make the salad, bring a saucepan three-fourths full of water to a boil. Add the shrimp and cook until they curl and turn pink, about 3 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Peel and devein and place in a large non-aluminum bowl. Add half of the vinaigrette to the shrimp, toss well, and let stand for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, halve, pit and peel the avocados and cut lengthwise into slices 1/2 inch thick. Core and halve the tomatoes and cut into wedges 1/2 inch wide. Add the avocados, tomatoes, and cilantro to the shrimp and toss gently.

Place the salad greens in a separate bowl. Whisk the remaining vinaigrette and pour over the greens.

Toss well. Divide the greens among individual plates. Top with the shrimp mixture. Season each serving with several grinds of pepper and serve at once.


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