Shrimp Salad with Lime Dressing


Sweet onions lend a nice punch without the sharp, biting taste of most other onions (which means they won't overpower when sliced really thin and tossed in a salad like this one). Look for Walla Walla and Vidalia at the grocery store.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
23 mins
4 1/2 cups


  • 1 lime

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp in shells, peeled and deveined

  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and sliced

  • 1 large tomato, cut into chunks

  • ½ sweet onion (Walla Wall or Vidalia), thinly sliced (1 cup)

  • ½ cup packed fresh cilantro


  1. For Lime Dressing, remove 1 tsp. zest from lime; juice to get 3 tablespoons In a small bowl combine zest, juice, cayenne, and 1/4 teaspoon of the kosher salt. Slowly whisk in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil until combined.

  2. In a medium bowl toss shrimp with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Thread shrimp onto skewers. Grill shrimp on the greased rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until opaque, turning once halfway through grilling.

  3. On a large platter arrange shrimp, avocados, tomato, and onion. Drizzle with dressing and top with cilantro.

    Shrimp Salad with Lime Dressing
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
19g Fat
12g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Sodium 373mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 18.2mg 91%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 765mg 16%
Folate, total 74.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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