Gina’s Easy Zesty Lime, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad

We are big fans of SkinnyTaste.com here at The Taste Place, and I have had this recipe of Gina’s saved on my menu planner for quite some time. When my doctor put me on my current no sugar very little carbs diet a few months ago due to my recent extreme diabetes diagnosis, I needed recipes that fit that bill. This chilled shrimp salad was perfect. Particularly on a hot evening. And it’s quick enough to prepare after work.

Gina’s recipe is delicious as is. However, I think I’ll play around with substituting crab or surimi, and maybe throw in some black beans next time.

Note that Gina and I come up with different PointsPlus values and nutritional info. I use the MyFitnessPal recipe calculator to get my nutritional breakdown, and then plus those figures into the Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator.

Shrimp Avocado Salad

Fresh simple ingredients.

Shrimp Avocado Salad

In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, pinch of salt and pepper. Let them marinate at least 5 minutes to mellow the flavor of the onion.

Shrimp Avocado Salad

In a large bowl combine chopped shrimp, avocado, jalapeño.

Shrimp Avocado Salad

Add the tomato.

Shrimp Avocado Salad

Add the cilantro and remaining ingredients.

Shrimp Avocado Salad

Gently toss.

Gina's Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad
 
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Serving Size: ⅞ of a cup. Weight Watchers Info: 4 PointsPlus per serving. 7g carbs per serving.
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb jumbo cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped*
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 hass avocado, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced fine
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 2 limes, juice of
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, pinch of salt and pepper. Let them marinate at least 5 minutes to mellow the flavor of the onion.
  2. In a large bowl combine chopped shrimp, avocado, tomato, jalapeño. Combine all the ingredients together, add cilantro and gently toss. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Notes
*Weight after shrimp has been peeled.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅞ cup Calories: 196 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 1g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 7g Sugar: 9g Sodium: 768mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 26g Cholesterol: 193mg

 

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