Grapefruit Avocado Shrimp Salad

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Grapefruit Avocado Shrimp Salad – a beautiful salad full of flavors and textures! You want this on your table and in your tummy!

Grapefruit Avocado Shrimp Salad - making this salad recipe today!

When I was on a work assignment recently, I had this delicious grapefruit and avocado salad. Even though the meal was spectacular, the salad was my favorite. I couldn’t get it off my mind. The uniqueness of the salad was appealing, but the fresh, light taste of it kept me going back bite after bite.

Grapefruit Avocado Shrimp Salad was inspired by the salad recipe I had for dinner. However, I wanted it to be a little more hearty so I could serve it as a light lunch or dinner recipe. I decided shrimp would be the perfect addition. It was.

Grapefruit Avocado Shrimp Salad - unique salad recipe from tangy grapefruit, creamy avocado

Grapefruit Avocado Shrimp Salad

This Grapefruit Avocado Shrimp Salad recipe is simple to make. It’ll blow you away with the tangy grapefruit paired with the creamy avocado. I made a simple, oil-based (versus cream-based) dressing. A lighter dressing like this allows the natural tastes of the grapefruit, avocado, and shrimp to shine through.

Serve this salad as a light entrée for your lunch or as a side for dinner. It makes an elegant presentation and won’t let you down in flavor!

To get the most flavor from the salad dressing, you’ll want to make it a few hours ahead of time. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Grapefruit Avocado Shrimp Salad - making this unique salad recipe from today

Since the grapefruit, avocado, and shrimp all have the same half-circle shape, I like to arrange and fan them out on top.

Most seafood departments in grocery stores will steam shrimp. I always have them do this step for me. It saves time. You can also purchase pre-cooked shrimp for this recipe

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Grapefruit Avocado Shrimp Salad

Grapefruit Avocado Shrimp Salad

I light and bright salad that's packed with nutrients.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 pound shrimp boiled or steamed
  • 2 avocados peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 2 grapefruit peeled and sectioned
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds


  • Mix dressing: In a small bowl or mason jar add sugar, mustard, vinegar, salt, olive oil and poppy seeds. Whisk to combine. If you’re using a mason jar, secure lid tightly and shake. Refrigerate.
  • Assemble salad: Arrange greens in a serving bowl. Arrange grapefruit, avocado and shrimp on top. Drizzle over salad dressing. Serve immediately.


Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1481mg | Potassium: 828mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 2016IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. This salad looks so tasty and refreshing, Paula! Love the grapefruit and shrimp combo especially with the light poppyseed dressing! I’ve been looking for more ways to use up my grapefruit and this sounds perfect!

    1. Thanks! I tried it with a different dressing, but the poppy seed dressing really complimented the flavors better!

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