Avocado and Shrimp Salad

KTUL/American Heart Association 3/3/17

From the American Heart Association...

246.8 Calories per serving

1.3 g Sat. Fat per serving

239 mg Sodium per serving


2 Tbsp fat-free, plain Greek yogurt

2 teaspoon canola oil

3 teaspoons lime juice

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 small apple, cored and finely diced

1 1/2 cups finely chopped celery (about 3 stalks)

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1/4 cup chopped scallions

1 pound large cooked, peeled shrimp, tails removed and chopped

1 avocado (pitted, peeled, diced)

4 large pieces Bibb lettuce (optional)


1. In a large bowl, add yogurt, oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Use a fork to whisk until combined.

2. Core the apple and finely dice it; finely chop the celery too. Add both apples and celery into the bowl. Chop both the cilantro and scallions, adding into the bowl too.

3. If tails remain on the shrimp, remove and discard each of them. Chop the shrimp and add to the bowl, mixing together to combine all the ingredients.

4. Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. Use a knife to gently make a cross-hatch pattern into the avocado's flesh. Use a spoon to scoop out diced avocado from the flesh and add to the bowl.

5. Gently mix ingredients together. Serve immediately or chill salad in the refrigerator for a couple hours. If desired, spoon salad onto Bibb lettuce cups to serve.

Quick Tips

Cooking Tip: To use large raw shrimp, add to a large pot of boiling water and cook until all the shrimp turn pink, just a few minutes. Drain in a colander and place shrimp under cold water to stop from continuing to cook.

Keep it Healthy: Be wary of shrimp labeled “easy-peel,” as those shrimp have been washed in a salt solution to help ease the shrimp out of their shells which translates to unexpected extra sodium.

Tip: The acid in the lime juice and yogurt help keep both the apples and avocado from turning brown.

Recipe copyright © 2016 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit

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