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Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Shrimp

My fresh, zesty, and creamy Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Shrimp is the perfect summer side dish or light lunch. The flavors from the tender shrimp, fresh strawberries, and creamy avocado are taken up a notch with a homemade cilantro dressing and spritz of lemon. Perfect for potlucks and barbecues!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Salad, Spinach Salad
Servings: 4 people
Author: Silvia Ribas


  • 4-6 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups organic strawberries, halved or quartered
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1 dz large shrimp
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Cilantro Avocado Dressing

  • 1 avocado
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a medium bowl add shrimp, oil, paprika, salt and pepper, and a splash of lemon juice. Toss to combine. Cook shrimp on stove top griddle or over the grill until pink and cooked through (8-10 minutes)
  • Meanwhiel in a large bowl add the spinach, strawberries and pepitas. Set aside.
  • Also meanwhile, add cilantro avocado dressing to the food processor and work it until creamy and smooth. Add more oil if you want the dressing less thick.
  • By now the shrimp should be ready and slightly cooled. Add the shrimp to the salad bowl and toss with the dressing. When the salad is ready to be served, add a half of an avocado sliced. Top with fresh cilantro, adjust the seasoning if needed and serve with a fresh splash of lemon juice.