Californian, Mexican, Salad, Seafood, Southwestern

Cilantro Lime Avocado Shrimp Salad

Cilantro LIme Avocado Shrimp

Absolutely delicioso! Serves 4 | Wine to sip: 2008 Clos La Chance Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or other cooking oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced chopped, seeds and ribs removed

    Cilantro Lime Avocado Shrimp

  • 1 cup tomatillo roasted yellow chili salsa, preferably organic or your favorite red salsa
  • 24 uncooked wild blue shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined (tail on ok)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ripe Avocado, diced
  • 3 – 4 ounces fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 limes, sliced into quarters (8 wedges total)
  1. Heat a large skillet medium-high and add 1 tablespoon oil. Add bell pepper and stir-fry until it softens. Continue to cook until it starts to blacken slightly. Remove bell pepper and set aside.
  2. Heat a small saucepan on low and simmer salsa to keep warm. Do not boil.
  3. In the same skillet bell pepper was cooked in add 1 tablespoon oil. Add shrimp and cook 1-2 minutes on each side until it turns pink and begins to curl. After shrimp is cooked, season with garlic powder, return bell pepper to skillet and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  4. Divide the shrimp and bell pepper onto 4 plates. Top with avocado, cilantro and lime juice from 1 lime wedge. Then top with 1 tablespoon warmed salsa.
  5. Serve with extra lime wedges and salsa on the side.


17 thoughts on “Cilantro Lime Avocado Shrimp Salad

  1. Yum! I love shrimp! And anything with avocado! Sounds like a nice wine pairing as well!!

    Posted by wino2wineknow | June 4, 2012, 9:43 pm
  2. Nice! Always looking for a new seafood recipe…thanks!

    Posted by 1visionmultimedia | May 29, 2012, 5:44 pm
  3. This dish looks amazing! Thank you for stopping by my blog and the like on my Bacon Sirloin Skillet recipe!

    Posted by babso2you | May 20, 2012, 6:15 am
  4. What a delicious looking meal. I’ll be trying it soon!

    Posted by foodmuses | May 3, 2012, 8:03 am
  5. Totally my style of eating! Love these flavors. Yum!

    Posted by eatwilmington | April 20, 2012, 1:09 pm
  6. Sounds delicious!! And the picture makes it look even more appealing!! I think I’d enjoy this with a not-so-sweet Riesling or perhaps a Sauvignon Blanc! Love your blog!

    Posted by wino2wineknow | April 16, 2012, 8:31 am
  7. Now this looks like one to share w/my daughter. We both love avocado but can’t find a way to sneak it in something so my husband won’t find it. But I know Niki will love this one.

    Posted by dianeskitchentable | April 12, 2012, 1:57 pm
  8. That looks like something I definitely want to eat! Good photography as well! x

    Posted by Gemma Derbyshire | April 12, 2012, 4:39 am
  9. looks delicioso!

    Posted by trialsinfood | April 11, 2012, 10:31 pm

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