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Keto Shrimp Avocado Salad

This keto shrimp avocado salad is satisfying and filling. It's a keto, delicious, and healthy meal perfect for lunch, dinner or snacks!

White plate on a grey marble table with a red napkin with red, yellow and orange stripes. On the plate is a bed of field greens. The keto shrimp avocado salad is on that, with a wedge of lime. There's an upside fork on the edge of the plate. There's a small, square bowl on the top left with green olives in it.

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A light, yet filling lunch

I'm always looking for quick, on-the-go lunches that are also easy to meal prep. This certainly fits the bill! While you don't want to make the keto shrimp avocado salad too far in advance, you could certainly prep the salad, olives, and avocados in advance in your meal prep containers.

If you are making this as a dinner, you can pair it with some buffalo cauliflower bites for a delicious and keto-friendly meal!

A red bowl on a white background. Under the bowl is a banana leaf and some plants. In the red bowl is half an avocado with the pit in it.

Why should you eat avocados?

Avocados are often called superfood because of how they are just packed full of nutrients. One of these babies has more than 20 vitamins and minerals! It also has a high amount of “good fat”. In addition, they don't contain any cholesterol or sodium and are low in saturated fats.

If you have ever had a Charley horse, your first thought is likely to munch on a banana. You might be surprised to know that avocados actually have 14% of your daily required amount of potassium in them, compared to the 10% a banana has in it.

Avocadoes are also full of fiber! They are an indigestible plant matter that can contribute to weight loss, reducing blood sugar spikes, and they are strongly linked to a lower risk of many diseases. That makes this shrimp avocado salad a great lunch.

If you suffer from high blood pressure or high cholesterol, several studies have shown that avocados can lower both of them.

If you'd like to know more about the awesomeness of avocados, check out this article.

A bento box with field greens, sliced grape tomatoes and a lime wedge in one square, the keto shrimp avocado in one square, green olives and walnuts in a square, green olives in another square

How do shrimp rank as a keto food?

Personally, shrimp is one of my favorite foods. They are easy to cook, can be served hot or cold, fit into so many dishes. But, are they good for a keto diet?

YES!

Shrimp have zero carbohydrates, so they will not mess with your macros. This isn't true of all shellfish, but it is for shrimp. So this shrimp avocado salad is perfect for a keto diet.

A bunch of walnuts in their shells on a wooden table. There's a nut cracker in the background.

Should I eat walnuts if I'm keeping keto?

Walnuts are great for both your heart and your ketosis. If you enjoy a little less than ¼ cup of walnuts, you will have about four grams of carbs. Not perfect, but not terrible either.
However, if you want to get more bang for your buck, these are the perfect nuts to crush up and put on things like salad. It will give your dish some delicious crunch for minimal carbs.

BLUE PLAN: 8 POINTS FOR SHRIMP AVOCADO SALAD
1 POINT OLIVES
4 POINTS WALNUTS

GREEN PLAN: 9 POINTS FOR SHRIMP AVOCADO SALAD
1 POINT OLIVES
4 POINTS WALNUTS

PURPLE PLAN: 8 POINTS FOR SHRIMP AVOCADO SALAD
1 POINT OLIVES
4 POINTS WALNUTS

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  • cost: Healthi formerly iTrackBites costs $36 for the year (using this link for 40% off makes it $36 – use COACH_SMILEY to save!!), WW is $20+ for the month, and it's the same formula and less options
  • choices: I can choose PointsPlus, Freestyle, or any other plan I want with Healthi formerly iTrackBites. Even with the new WW changes, they only offer 3 plan options (not PointsPlus).
  • logs: You can export your tracker data by the week, month, or quarter with Healthi formerly iTrackBites. WW does not give you access to quarterly data.
  • accuracy: I've found inaccurate info in the WW app due to members submitting and not paying attention to the right numbers. With Healthi formerly iTrackBites, I know if I see the green check, it's been verified as accurate. This puts my mind at ease!
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keto avocato shrimp salad

Keto Shrimp Avocado Salad


  • Author: Sara
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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2 T. unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined
½ t. ground cumin
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1 large avocados, diced
3 T. extra virgin olive oil
1½ T. fresh lime juice
2 T. fresh cilantro, chopped
4 c. baby arugula
8 grape tomatoes
24 large green olives
3 oz. walnuts
1 large lime, cut into 8 wedges


Instructions

In a large skillet, melt the butter and minced garlic over medium heat. Cook for one minute while stirring frequently.

Add the ground cumin and shrimp into the skillet. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or just until the shrimp changes color and starts to curl. Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside to cool.

Once cool, roughly chop the shrimp. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, lime juice, and fresh cilantro and then add the shrimp, avocado. Season to taste with salt and pepper and gently toss to combine.

Divide the baby arugula between four plates or meal prep containers. Add one-fourth of the avocado shrimp mixture to each plate or container. Evenly divide the green olives, walnuts, and lime wedges between each serving. Serve immediately or store ni the fridge for later.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 5
White plate on a grey marble table with a red napkin with red, yellow and orange stripes. On the plate is a bed of field greens. The salad is on that, with a wedge of lime. There's an upside fork on the edge of the plate. There's a small, square bowl on the top left with green olives in it.

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