Shrimp and Avocado Salad - This tastes just like shrimp taco in salad form! Loaded with tomatoes, corn, black beans, cilantro, avocado and crushed tortilla chips with the very best cilantro lime dressing ever!

This tastes just like shrimp taco in salad form! Loaded with tomatoes, corn, black beans, cilantro, avocado and crushed tortilla chips with the very best cilantro lime dressing ever!

Shrimp and Avocado Salad - This tastes just like shrimp taco in salad form! Loaded with tomatoes, corn, black beans, cilantro, avocado and crushed tortilla chips with the very best cilantro lime dressing ever!

When you live in Los Angeles, there’s nothing better than a plate of shrimp tacos.

That and the 74 degree weather we’re having right now.

Sorry, I don’t mean to rub it in. But I did get a message from one of my readers that she was currently in -13 weather.

So I’ll just be here, in our version of sweater weather, with my favorite shrimp tacos in salad form.

I say salad form because we have a Thailand trip on deck in 4 weeks.

So. Salad form.

But don’t worry – with the crushed tortilla chips and zesty cilantro lime dressing, we won’t be missing the taco-version at all!

Shrimp and Avocado Salad - This tastes just like shrimp taco in salad form! Loaded with tomatoes, corn, black beans, cilantro, avocado and crushed tortilla chips with the very best cilantro lime dressing ever!

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

This tastes just like shrimp taco in salad form! Loaded with tomatoes, corn, black beans, cilantro, avocado and crushed tortilla chips with the very best cilantro lime dressing ever!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup canned corn kernels, drained
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 avocado, halved, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup tortilla chips, crushed

For the cilantro lime dressing

  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

 

Directions:

  1. To make the cilantro lime dressing, combine cilantro, Greek yogurt, garlic, lime juice and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. With the motor running, add olive oil and vinegar in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  3. Place shrimp in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil, garlic and cajun seasoning; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine.
  4. Place into oven and roast just until pink, firm and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
  5. To assemble the salad, place romaine lettuce in a large bowl; top with shrimp, tomatoes, corn, black beans and cilantro. Pour the dressing on top of the salad and gently toss to combine. Stir in avocado.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with tortilla chips, if desired.

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