Shrimp, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad

avocado shrimp salad

It may sound cliche, but “less is more” and “what you see is what you get” are perfectly descriptive of this clean and refreshing salad. Layered with citrus, briny shrimp, sweet onion, and creamy avocado, each ingredient hits the right spot and unites in a light and lovely summer lunch or salad course.

Shrimp, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad
Serves 2 to 4

1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
Salt
Fresh lime juice
Extra-virgin olive oil
12 large (16/20) shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
Extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large avocado, halved, pitted and cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2 ruby grapefruit, sectioned, membranes removed
2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley leaves

1. Salt the onion slices and place in a colander in the sink or over a plate for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water and blot dry, then toss the slices with 1 tablespoon lime juice.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper, add to the skillet, and cook until colored on both sides and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes, turning as needed. Transfer to a plate.
3. Halve and pit the avocado, then cut into 1/4-inch slices
4. Cut away the skin and pith of the grapefruit, then cut away the membranes and seed the segments.
5. On individual serving plates, layer the avocado, grapefruit, onion, and shrimp. Drizzle with olive oil and a squeeze of lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.

 

8 responses to “Shrimp, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad

  1. This is THE cutest and most adorable salad presentation I’ve seen in a while!

    I am in vacations in Hawaii at the moment and this would be perfect for our dinner tonight… however, all the avocados we could find here are soooo hard, they will need a few days to get ripe…😦

    I am definitely going to try this salad at some point, if not here, at home later

  2. Gorgeous – my favorite summer flavors!

  3. ps We leave for Kauai Thursday and I will find your ingredients in the Farmers Market.

  4. Wow this looks so good! I love avocado and grapefruit and never thought about putting them together! Nice recipe🙂 Julia –

  5. Yummy, like deconstructed fruity guacamole.

  6. I can almost taste what’s in that great photo! What an interesting combination pairing avocado and grapefruit. Looks great.🙂