Honey Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Honey Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad! Only 300 calories per serving and 25 grams of protein! #healthy #fresh #protein

So I’ve been sitting here for the last 10 minutes trying to think of some catchy or fun way to start off this post. Maybe it’s the physics homework I did, or the fact that the pictures for this recipe are making the tum tum grumble, but I’m having a huge brain fart right now. And now I’m reconsidering if I want to use the word “fart” in a post that’s supposed to be about making you guys drool over a recipe. Eeeeek. Please still like me! 

ANYWAYS. Going away from bodily noises and over to the food! You know me, I love smooth transitions.

What I love about this recipe (other than how delicious it is, of course), is how simple, fresh, and healthy it is. You got yo’ healthy fats from that creamy avocado, a tangy-sweet protein-punch from the shrimp, and those bites of juicy red tomato. Better yet? It’s done in less than 15 minutes and is perfect served hot or cold! 

Honey Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad! Only 300 calories per serving and 25 grams of protein! #healthy #fresh #protein

I’m a big fan of the salty-sweet combo and loved how the ingredients combined together! Each bite of shrimp is a mouthful of different flavors and the slight hotness of the red pepper flakes is cooled down by the avocado. It’s a super healthy alternative to other fried shrimp dishes (I’m looking at you, Panda Express, and your honey walnut shrimp), but will leave you feeling energized from a light and tasty meal rather than weighed-down by all that grease. 

All in all, this recipe has 25 grams of protein, 4.8 grams of fiber, and only 300 calories per serving. Looking for a low carb recipe? This dish has only 12.5 grams of total carbs and will make your tastebuds dance! 

Dig in! 

5.0 from 4 reviews
Honey Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad
 
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Healthy, simple, and made with fresh ingredients to give you a delicious and protein-packed meal!
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Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • ½ tbsp honey
  • ¾ lb. Shrimp
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ tomato, diced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Add in the garlic, sautéing for 1 minute.
  2. Add in the honey, stirring to combine.
  3. Stir in the shrimp and cook for 3-4 minutes or until just done. Don’t overcook!
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Add in the diced avocado, tomato and lime juice.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste. Serve hot or cold!
Notes
*sodium calculated with ¼ tsp salt
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅓ recipe Calories: 300 Fat: 17.7g Saturated fat: 2.5g Carbohydrates: 12.5g Sugar: 3.4g Sodium: 370 mg Fiber: 4.8g Protein: 24.6g Cholesterol: 170mg

 

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  1. Autumn Wieland says

    Absolutely gorgeous picture, Christine! This recipe is definitely being pinned! and made! Do you come up with most of these recipes yourself? :)
    • says

      Thanks, Autumn :)! I always appreciate you pinning all of my things <3. You're the BEST!

      Most of them I do! Other times, I'll see a recipe that looks to die for and will try to recreate it myself :). Along with some recipes being family-favorites!

  2. says

    First off, your pictures make me want to jump into my computer and somehow drool over this food in person. They’re so amazing!

    Anyways, now that I got that off my chest, this looks amazing! The honey/lime combo is already great, but adding avocado is the cherry on top! I feel like this is a recipe you eat outside on a warm summer night!
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  3. Valerie says

    could you tell me what kind of shrimp you buy and in what section of the store (seafood counter or frozen?). I am always worried about making shrimp recipes because I don’t know how to buy/prepare shrimp!
  4. Autumn Wieland says

    Check this one off the to-try list! It was delicious! I added more tomato and also chunks of white onion to it! But I wasn’t able to put all the shrimp in that the recipe called for, its SO pricey where I live :(

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