I’ve been cleaning out my freezer the last few weeks and found some frozen shrimp in there.  I was trying to think of what I could do with some boiled shrimp and made this super delicious salad & citrus vinaigrette for lunch! I had to share.

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Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette


  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp orange zest*
  • 3 Tbs grapefruit or orange juice or a combination of the two (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 grapefruit, sectioned
  • 1 orange, sectioned
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2-4 Tbs. cilantro
  • 2-4 Tbs. sunflower seeds
  • 6 cups mixed lettuce greens
  • 1 lb boiled or steamed shrimp (sauteing in a little garlic would be delicious too!)


In a medium bowl combine olive oil, honey, juice if using, orange zest & salt until well blended. Add the grapefruit, orange, bell pepper, avocado, cilantro & sunflower seeds. Gently toss and pour on top of your lettuce greens. Then top with your shrimp and you are ready to go!

* This Microplane is by far my most favorite tool to zest citrus fruit with. I highly recommend it.

There are lots of other veggies you could add to this salad too, this is just what I had on hand at home. However, I think cucumber, radishes, and red or green onion would add a nice touch to this also.

If you wanted to add some spice you could chop up a jalapeno or add red pepper flakes to the dressing.

If you are making this for lunch you could get two servings out of it. As a side salad, I’d say probably 4 – 6 servings.


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