Are you tired of hearing the word “protein” and automatically defaulting to chicken? Switch it up with this Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad! Shrimp is an awesome source of protein and a healthy substitute for any protein dish. One serving has only 80 calories but 21 grams of protein! This Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad is the perfect example of a high-protein dish that is so tasty, you won’t even realize you’re getting in all the vital nutrients your body craves.
This Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad is a light, refreshing dish for summer and makes the perfect appetizer, lunch or dinner. You can even meal prep the shrimp for on-the-go. To take your Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad with you, prep the shrimp beforehand, store in a large container and simply toss it on top of mixed greens in the morning—lunch is served!
This Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad is…
Perfect for summer
Light and refreshing
A great appetizer
A healthy lunch on-the-go
Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad Recipe
1 tbsp. melted coconut oil
5 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
1 lb. shrimp
Mixed greens (about 12 cups)
2 tbsp. olive oil
Salt to taste
Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad Directions
In a medium bowl, using a handheld juicer, squeeze the juice from all clementines and lemons. Add in the coconut oil and minced garlic and whisk together. Transfer mixture to a large skillet on the stove. Bring to a simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes. Add in shrimp, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink. Remove from heat, transfer to a large salad bowl and allow to chill in the refrigerator until cool. Once cool, assemble salad. Slice or dice avocados and add to bowl along with mixed greens. Drizzle with olive oil and squeeze lemon over top. Toss salad until well-combined. Add salt to taste.
Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad Nutrition Information
Calories (per serving): 395