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Avocado shrimp salsa in a bowl

Avocado Shrimp Salsa

Author: Louisa Clements
4.84 from 6 votes
Ready in just 20 minutes, this avocado shrimp salsa recipe is a fresh and delicious salsa loaded with avocado, cucumber, shrimp and cilantro. Think a cross between a fresh salsa and ceviche. It's a fabulous appetizer that your guests will rave about!
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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
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Servings: 6


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 avocados, diced
  • ½ cucumber, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ jalapeno, minced, optional
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 limes, juice only


  • Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add shrimp and salt, cook for 2-3 minutes per side until shrimp is opaque and fully cooked. Set aside to cool and chop into bite sized pieces.
  • In a large bowl, toss cooled shrimp with avocado, cucumber, tomato, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno and garlic. Sprinkle with lime juices and toss well to combine.


  1. Depending on the size of your avocados you may need 2-4. 
  2. If you're sensitive to spice, leave the jalapeno out. If you're looking for something spicier, add the whole thing. 
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