Shrimp and Berry Salad with Avocados is a super simple, addictive, deliciously, healthy, lunch or light dinner idea you can readily make in no time flat with fresh ingredients such as crisp romaine lettuce, succulent gulf shrimp, red tomatoes, red onions, chickpeas, ripened avocados, juicy raspberries, and sweet blackberries.
I love Gulf shrimp, and I’ll be quite frank with you if I see Gulf Shrimp on sale and look good, I am buying them in mass quantities. I will find any excuse I can use in my recipes; they are just that darn delicious. Hence one of my favorite recipes is my Shrimp and Berry Salad with Avocados.
Can you believe it’s Spring? I mean, summer is only 3 months away, and I totally miss the warm sunshine state I lived in for so many years. I have lived near the Memphis border for a little over 6 months, and darn you, Mississippi. You are still rather chilly to this Floridian girl. So I am in desperate need of a Florida meal now, and Shrimp and Berry Salad with Avocados definitely will be my go-to Florida meal today on this chilly day.
I love making my own Fresh Mixed Berry Vinaigrette for the Shrimp and Berry Salad with Avocados, combining fresh, delightful flavors of fresh juicy raspberries, sweet blackberries, quality balsamic vinegar, garlic, Vidalia onions, pure organic honey, tarragon, and fresh sweet basil. You can find my Fresh Mixed Berry Vinaigrette recipe here ->
I happened to be reading comments on Facebook.com the one day, and I had no clue, so many folks disliked using bottle Salad Dressing. I’m telling you I was astonished to see some of the comments about bottled salad dressing. I thought I was one of the few who preferred using homemade, but it seems there are many of us.
What do you prefer to use? Bottled or store brand? What’s your favorite go-to homemade salad dressing or bottled dressing? Let me know in the comments; I love hearing from Y’all,
Shrimp and Berry Salad with Avocados
One pound of large cooked Gulf shrimp
One head of purple romaine lettuce chopped
One head of green romaine lettuce chopped
Two or three sliced ripe red tomatoes
One medium red onion thinly sliced
1/2 of a cup of chickpeas drained
Two Hass avocados sliced
juice of one lime
One cup of fresh raspberries
One cup of fresh blackberries
One recipe for Fresh Mixed Berry Vinaigrette
How to prepare the salad
Remove tails and shells from the shrimp and then remove mud vein from the Gulf shrimp.
Thoroughly wash and drain the purple and green romaine lettuce, before chopping.
Slice 2-3 ripe tomatoes.
Drain the chickpeas, measure out 1/2 of a cup of chickpeas.
Slice 2 Hass avocados and then sprinkle the juice of one lime over the sliced avocado to prevent discoloration.
In a large salad bowl combine the shrimp, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, chickpeas, Hass avocados, fresh raspberries, and fresh blackberries.
Gently toss ingredients to combine the salad.
Shrimp and Berry Salad with Avocados
- 1 pound Large cooked wild Gulf shrimp cleaned, tails removed
- 1 head Organic purple Romaine lettuce chopped
- 1 head Organic green romaine lettuce chopped
- 2-3 medium Organic tomatoes sliced
- 1 medium Red onion sliced
- ½ cup Chickpeas drained
- 2 Hass avocados sliced
- 1 Lime juice of
- 1 cup Fresh organic raspberries
- 1 cup Fresh organic blackberries
- 1 recipe Fresh Mixed Berry Vinaigrette see blog post
- Remove tails and shells from the shrimp and then remove mud vein from the Gulf shrimp.
- Thoroughly wash and drain the purple and green romaine lettuce, before chopping.
- Slice 2-3 ripe tomatoes.
- Drain the chickpeas, measure out 1/2 of a cup of chickpeas.
- Slice 2 Hass avocados and sprinkle the juice of 1 lime over the sliced avocado to prevent discoloration.
- In a large salad bowl, combine the shrimp, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, chickpeas, Hass avocados, fresh raspberries, and fresh blackberries.
- Gently toss ingredients to combine the salad.
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