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Cajun Lime Shrimp Avocado Corn Salad  – this salad has so much flavor! Creamy, light, and drizzled with a Cilantro Lime Dressing. It is quick and easy to make and perfect for your next barbecue or get together. Light on the calories – coming in at only 190 calories per 1 cup serving.

The best part? It’s just as delicious the next day, making this a good meal for your to-go lunches for either work, school, or travel.

*If you don’t like shrimp, or are allergic, substitute the shrimp for chicken! Same seasoning, etc.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 190 kcal

Ingredients

Blackened Shrimp (or chicken):

  • 1/2 lb chicken breast boneless, skinless, thinly sliced
  •  1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/8 tsp salt or to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika or regular
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 lime juiced

Cilantro Lime Juice Dressing:

  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil (or olive oil extra virgin)
  • 1 tbsp cilantro freshly chopped (or parsley)
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes or to taste, optional

Salad:

  • 1 english cucumber cut lengthwise and then into slices
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 medium red onion sliced thin
  • 1 ear of corn cooked
  • 1 medium avocado pitted, peeled, diced
  • 1/4 cup cooked farro (optional)

Instructions

Shrimp:

  1. Preheat a nonstick griddle pan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Be sure to brush the olive oil to coat the entire pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together pre cooked shrimp (I buy mine at Costco in the Freezer section and always get the tail off ones). And add all of the spices in with it.
  3. Cook in pan for 3-5 minutes (just enough to get the seasoning cooked in the shrimp)

Cilantro Lime Juice Dressing:

1 While the shrimp is cooking, combine all ingredients for the dressing into a small mixing bowl. Whisk to thoroughly combine.

Salad:

1 Once the shrimp has cooled, combine in a large bowl with salad ingredients: cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, corn, avocado, and farro.

2 Drizzle dressing over the top. Toss to fully combine. Top with Cilantro for garnish.

Enjoy!

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