Seared Shrimp Salad with Avocado Recipe

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Ivan Published: January 4, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021
Seared Shrimp Salad with Avocado Recipe

How To Make Seared Shrimp Salad with Avocado

This bowl of hearty shrimp salad is made with seared shrimp, chickpeas, and avocados in a bed of mesclun greens. It’s a surefire way to enjoy salads!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • ½lbargentine shrimp,private selection, frozen
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1garlic,minced
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • pepper,to taste
  • 1tsplemon zest
  • 4cupsmesclun greens
  • ½cupquinoa,cooked
  • ½cupcherry tomato,halved
  • ½cupavocado,diced
  • ¼cupchickpeas,roasted
  • 2tbspscallions,sliced, white part only

For Vinaigrette:

  • 1tbspshallot
  • 2tbspapple cider vinegar
  • 1tbsphoney
  • 2tbspdijon mustard
  • kosher salt,to taste
  • pepper,to taste
  • ½cupolive oil



  1. Add the shrimp to a mesh strainer set in a bowl of cool water, then let it sit for about 10 minutes to defrost.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the defrosted shrimp, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon zest. Toss until the shrimp are well coated.

  3. Heat a medium pan over medium heat. Add the shrimp to the pan, then cook for about 1 minute on each side, until pink, opaque, and firm.

  4. Remove from the pan, and set aside to cool.


  1. In a liquid measuring cup, combine the shallot, vinegar, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper.

  2. Whisk until fully incorporated. While whisking, slowly stream in the olive oil until completely emulsified.

To Assemble:

  1. Add the mesclun greens to a large bowl.

  2. Top with the cooked shrimp, quinoa, cherry tomatoes, avocado, chickpeas, and green onions.

  3. Drizzle with the vinaigrette, then toss to combine.

  4. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 721.39kcal
  • Fat: 52.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.32g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 36.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.99g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.27g
  • Fiber: 8.02g
  • Sugar: 9.45g
  • Protein: 20.39g
  • Cholesterol: 95.25mg
  • Sodium: 727.75mg
  • Calcium: 122.81mg
  • Potassium: 755.44mg
  • Iron: 3.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 236.25µg
  • Vitamin C: 16.02mg
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