Light and Zesty Shrimp Salad (Grain Free)

Celebrate Spring games and parties with this Light and Zesty Shrimp Salad - it makes the perfect healthy (and allergy-friendly) appetizer!
Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb; Free of: dairy, eggs, soy, tree nuts, peanuts
Makes 2 cups 
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American, Southwest
Keyword healthy seafood salad, healthy shrimp salad, shrimp salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 113kcal
Author Sarah Jane Parker


  • 12 ounces extra small shrimp 100-150 per pound, cooked, peeled, and rinsed
  • 1 10- ounce can Mexican Lime & Cilantro Ro*Tel drained
  • 1 avocado ripe but firm, not mushy, diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 2 Tablespoons egg and soy-free mayo or chilled canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash black pepper
  • Sliced green onions and thin carrot ribbons to garnish


  • Rinse and drain the shrimp and place them in a large bowl
  • Add drained Rotel, chopped avocado, and green onion and mix
  • Add mayo and stir to mix thoroughly
  • Add in the garlic powder and salt and mix again
  • Serve immediately or make ahead and chill
  • To make make this ahead: make this salad ahead and chill, then add the avocado right before serving so it doesn't get brown


Helpful Hint: I used a citrus zester to make carrot ribbons to garnish the salad - it works awesome!


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.5mg