Green Salad with Shrimp and Avocado is a fresh salad with a make-ahead dressing. Pour over the avocado and shrimp and serve with bacon!

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Planning a spring or summer party or special luncheon? Green Salad with Shrimp and Avocado is a fresh salad with an amazing dressing can be served as a main course or a salad course. For summer, you may also love my Grilled Avocado Mango Shrimp Salad recipe!

Green Salad with Shrimp and Avocado

This is what I think about this salad: The secret is in the dressing!

Green Salad with Shrimp, Bacon and Avocado

Best luncheon or shower shrimp salad

Green Salad with Shrimp and Avocado recipe came from my old neighbor, Jean Lust. Jean hosted many bridge parties in her home, and she had very yummy recipes. She told me this was one of her go-to salads! One of my go-to salads is not only this one, but Prawns Mango Avocado Salad (everyone loves!!) 

If you love the “wedge” then you can try my Shrimp Wedge Salad Charcuterie Board!

Green Salad with Shrimp and Avocado

Ingredients for Shrimp Avocado Salad

  • Avocados
  • Small bay shrimp [cooked]
  • Spinach or fresh greens
  • Bacon
  • Olive oil
  • Cottage cheese
  • Onion
  • White vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Hard cooked eggs

avocado and shrimp

Shrimp, avocado, and bacon

What made me think of Jean today was she loved to work in the yard, and every spring, her yard was bursting with vibrant tulips.

This recipe, shared by Jean years ago, has become one of my favorites … well, what’s not to love about shrimp, avocado, and bacon?

Green Salad with Shrimp and Avocado in dressing

Green Salad with Shrimp

Made with either bay shrimp or jumbo shrimp, make the dressing a day in advance, and let it marinate over the avocados and shrimp. YUM. This green salad is so good, I could honestly eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. HA. Oh, and why not breakfast? It has eggs and bacon on top. :)

Green Salad with Shrimp and Avocado dressing

How to make Green Salad with Shrimp and Avocado

Now for the delicious salad! Peel and slice the avocado and place in a large bowl with the shrimp.

The dressing I made in our Vitamix. Quick and easy, add the ingredients. Blend.

Pour over the avocado and shrimp. Bam!

Refrigerate for 24 hours. The flavors … unreal how delicious.

Woodburn Tulip Festival with Green Salad with Shrimp and Avocado

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, in Woodburn, Oregon

A few springs back, my sisters and I visited the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, in Woodburn, Oregon.

There is nothing like the colors at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, with beautiful Mt. Hood surrounding the 40 acres of tulip beds, where very year, the varieties are arranged differently, in a new pattern of color.

There’s always nothing quite like the time spent with my sisters. I love this poem that reminds me of our simple times together when we get away.

Complete

The happy glow that sharing brings, a secret smile, a small surprise, a special look in a loved one’s eyes.

Comfort given, interest shown, quite moments spent alone.

It’s the “little things,” small and sweet, that make loving so complete!

-unknown

Woodburn Tulip Festival with Green Salad with Shrimp and Avocado

Be still my heart.

avocado and shrimp in dressing

Again, I love this salad for a ladies’ night, or brunch or lunch.

You can also use jumbo shrimp, though I prefer fresh bay shrimp. Oh, and delicious served with a hard cooked egg, sprinkled with cayenne pepper. ENJOY!

More shrimp recipes:

It’s not secret that we love shrimp! Here are more shrimp recipes to try!

Classic Bay Shrimp Pasta Salad Recipe

Jamie’s Shrimp Salad Recipe 

Mexican Shrimp Salad Board

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Green Salad with Shrimp and Avocado

You can serve as a main course or a salad course for a dinner party.

Ingredients

  • 3 large avocados
  • 1 lb. small bay shrimp {cooked}
  • 1 b. spinach or fresh greens
  • ½ lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • {optional} hard cooked eggs

Instructions

  • Peel and slice the avocado and place in a large bowl with the shrimp.
  • In a blender combine the oil, cottage cheese, onion, white vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Mix well.
  • Pour the dressing over the avocado and shrimp; mix gently, cover and refrigerator overnight.
  • Prepare the spinach or greens in a large bowl. Pour the shrimp mixture (don’t add too much) over the greens; gently mix. Optional to serve the greens separate from the shrimp mixture, and let guests dress their own salad.
  • Add crumbly bacon on top (or on the side). Serve!

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Notes

Repost from APRIL 2015
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