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Creamy California Avocado Mixed Greens with Shrimp

Total time:

12 min

Prep time:

12 min

Cook time:


Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
290 Calories
21 g Fat
6 g Fiber
410 mg Sodium
15 g Carbs
Creamy California Avocado Mixed Greens with Shrimp


A fresh, lemony cream dressing richly coats romaine, shrimp, and avocado and it’s spiced up with red and black pepper! This recipe is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C.


Serves: 4

As needed Lemon-Garlic Cream Dressing:
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. dried pepper flakes
As needed Salad:
6 cups European blend or red leaf and romaine torn lettuce leaves, coarsely chopped
1 medium celery stalk, thinly sliced
1/2 cup thinly sliced white or red onion, optional
1 1/2 cups cooked peeled shrimp
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped
8 pitted ripe olives, halved

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Place lettuce, celery, onion, and shrimp in a large salad bowl.
  3. Pour dressing over lettuce mixture; toss gently, yet thoroughly until well coated. Gently stir in avocado pieces and olives.

Yield (Liquid): 8 cups total

Serving Suggestions: Serve with rosemary breadsticks

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 290
Total Fat 21 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 4 g, Mono 11 g)
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 410 mg
Potassium 674 mg
Total Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugar 2 g
Protein 14 g

Vitamin A 5105 (IU); Vitamin C 35 mg; Calcium 80 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 86 (IU); Folate 168 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.5 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 100%; Vitamin C 60%; Calcium 8%; Iron 15%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


(3 Ratings)