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Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche Salad (Keto and Low-Carb)

Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche Salad (Keto and Low-Carb) is the best easy recipe for a summer salad filled with zesty lime, cilantro, tomato, cucumbers, and more. This healthy dish has no mayo and is ready in minutes. Serve with pan-seared or grilled shrimp.

keto low carb shrimp avocado ceviche salad in a white bowl

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Spring is here and soon summer will be on the rise. This really is the best time of year to enjoy fresh vegetables. The more colorful the better! This is a great summer salad to serve at upcoming parties and events this season!

It’s a lot similar to ceviche, though there are some distinct differences I have noted below.

What is Ceviche?

Ceviche is a popular Latin American dish that uses fresh fish that is not cooked with heat. The proteins of the fish are broken down from the acidity of citrus, usually fresh lemon or lime juice. Ceviche is very healthy and is loaded with a bunch of fresh vegetables.  You can read more about What Ceviche Is here.

chopped jalapenos, onions, avocado, cucumbers, cilantro, and tomatoes in glass bowls on a flat surface

How to Make Ceviche

To make ceviche using shrimp you will need a pound of raw shrimp. Instead of using raw fish, this recipe will use raw shrimp, that is pan seared for a few minutes to cook. You then toss the cooked shrimp with an array of veggies, olive oil, and fresh lime juice.

raw shrimp in a glass bowl

What is Shrimp Avocado Salad

Shrimp avocado salad is a light and fresh salad similar to ceviche, and perfect for spring and summer. This salad is bright and colorful and will pair wonderfully with summer main dishes served at BBQs and cookouts. The salad is made with fresh ingredients: shrimp, avocado, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, fresh lime, cucumbers, red onions, and cilantro.

a collage of 4 photos of shrimp, raw shrimp and shrimp cooking in a skillet

What Shrimp Do You Use for Shrimp and Avocado Tomato Salad?

You can use raw shrimp that will then be pan-seared, boiled or grilled. You can also use pre-cooked shrimp.

My preference is to use raw shrimp and pan sear or grill it. This recipe outlines how to pan sear to the shrimp. If you wish to grill it, I recommend using a grill basket. The shrimp is grilled for 3-5 minutes on medium high heat until it turns bright pink.

keto low carb shrimp avocado ceviche salad in a glass bowl

How to Make Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Tomato Salad

  1. Season raw shrimp (peeled and deveined) with Old Bay Seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste.
  2. Add olive oil to a skillet on medium-high heat. When hot, add the shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip the shrimp and cook an additional 1-2 minutes until the shrimp turns bright pink on both sides. Remove the shrimp.
  3. Add the shrimp, avocado, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, fresh lime, cucumbers, onions and cilantro to a large bowl. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  4. Chill and serve.

keto low carb shrimp avocado ceviche salad in a glass bowl

How Long Should Shrimp Ceviche Salad Sit?

If you plan to marinate/cook raw shrimp using acidity you should allow the shrimp to sit for at least 3 minutes, up to 2 hours.

This salad dish should last up to 3 days stored in the fridge, however, it’s best to eat within 24-48 hours for optimal flavor and taste.

keto low carb shrimp avocado ceviche salad in a white bowl

Can You Use Frozen Shrimp?

Yes, defrost it first. Let it thaw in the fridge overnight or place it in a bowl with cold water. You can read more about How to Defrost Frozen Shrimp here.

keto low carb shrimp avocado ceviche salad in a white bowl

More Summer Salad Recipes

Keto Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad
Keto Cauliflower Potato Salad
Keto Broccoli Salad
Balsamic Green Bean Salad
Creamy Cucumber Salad

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Pair this salad with Keto Pulled Pork, Air Fryer Ribs, Keto Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken, or Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole.

keto low carb shrimp avocado ceviche salad in a white bowl
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Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche Salad (Keto and Low-Carb)

Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche Salad (Keto and Low-Carb) is the best easy recipe for a summer salad filled with zesty lime, cilantro, tomato, cucumbers, and more. This healthy dish has no mayo and is ready in minutes. Serve with pan-seared or grilled shrimp.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Latin American, Peruvian
Keyword easy shrimp ceviche, keto summer salads, shrimp avocado salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 234kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado, sliced into cubes
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion onion
  • 1/2 chopped jalapeño Add more for additional heat.
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh cilantro
  • 8 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1/2-1 fresh lime, juice of If you would like a zesty salad, use 1 lime. To test you can start with the juice of 1/2 a lime and taste the salad repeatedly and adjust as necessary.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 teaspoons fresh, chopped basil You can also use dried.

Instructions

  • Season the raw shrimp (peeled and deveined) with Old Bay Seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a skillet on medium-high heat. When hot, add the shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip the shrimp and cook an additional 1-2 minutes until the shrimp turns bright pink on both sides. Remove the shrimp.
  • Add the shrimp, avocado, tomatoes, basil, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, fresh lime, cucumbers, onions, jalapeno, and cilantro to a large bowl. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Taste repeatedly.
  • You can chill the salad for an hour or serve immediately. If you chill the salad it will cool the temperature of the salad and allow all of the ingredients to marinate together.

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Notes

Adjust the salad to fit your needs. If it’s too dry use more olive oil or lime juice. Need more flavor? Add more cilantro, basil, salt, and/or pepper.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 14g
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Recipe Rating




Amanda

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

This was easy to make and so satisfying to eat! I’ve been making this a couple times a week for lunch.

staysnatched

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

This is a great lunch salad!

Kim

Thursday 16th of July 2020

Whipped this up for a quick lunch, and it was delicious and so easy! I added some fennel that I needed to use up, too, and it worked great with the other flavors.

staysnatched

Thursday 16th of July 2020

That sounds so good! So glad you enjoyed it!

Anne D

Wednesday 15th of July 2020

So simple and so delicious! I needed to use up left over cooked shrimp and remembered seeing this recipe on IG. I looked up the recipe and happen to have all the ingredients on hand. Had it for lunch with tortilla chips and again for dinner with grilled bread. Perfect summer dish!

staysnatched

Thursday 16th of July 2020

I love the sound of this with grilled bread!

Batini

Friday 10th of July 2020

This was a great meal. We made it the night before then couldn't wait so we ate it for breakfast, lunch and late night snack. I'm always looking for something healthy and light and this was right on point.

staysnatched

Friday 10th of July 2020

Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Krystal C

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

Amazing recipe! I recently made this dish for a summer cookout on a very hot day. The freshness of the cucumber, tomatoes and lime added to the brightness of the dish as well as provided a refreshing break from the heavy meats and BBQ sides on the sunny hot day. I loved the creaminess of the avocado, the bite of the onion, and the umami flavor of the shrimp. For someone who has a dairy allergy, it is very hard to find a side dish at group gatherings that is safe to eat. This dish was extremely easy to make and it has been added to my collection of non-dairy dishes I can to bring to a gathering where everyone will enjoy it!

staysnatched

Thursday 9th of July 2020

Yay! Glad you thought it was easy and enjoyed it.