Shrimp Avocado Salad is the perfect heat buster.  There was a hurricane coming up from Baja Mexico over the weekend.  The weather heated up.  High humidity which we are not used to started heating things up early.  In fact, when I got up at 3 am it was already 62 degrees in San Francisco.  Under those circumstances I only wore a t-shirt and 1 sweatshirt; instead of wearing 5 layers like normal.

What to cook for dinner when everyone is hot and sticky?  I didn’t want to turn on the stove or the oven.  A salad would be the perfect solution.   I began mentally checking off the ingredients I had in the refrigerator at home.  No need to head to the grocery store.  Cooked prawns were in the freezer at home which I had been looking at for a week.  All I had to do was defrost them after work.

Needless to say I got home and forgot all about defrosting the prawns (large shrimp).  I fixed a sprinkler head, someone’s computer, unloaded the dishwasher, and played with the dog before I realized I forgot to take the prawns out of the freezer.  No worries I put them in the colander and rinsed them with cold water while I prepped the rest of the ingredients.  The Shrimp Avocado Salad was a big hit.  Delicious tasting and cool.  The weather today has cooled off at least 15 degrees.    My Mom used to make this salad all the time as I was growing up minus the Shrimp.  I love how all the vegies meld together after sitting in the Balsamic Vinegar.  Dip some sourdough into the bottom of the bowl!


Shrimp Avocado Salad

  • Red Onion chopped
  • olive oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • lemon juice
  • tomato (I used cherry tomatoes)
  • cooked shrimp (I used 51/60 size shrimp cooked)
  • Cucumber chopped
  • Mix together the red onions, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and lemon juice. Next chop up the rest of the ingredients and mix together with onion mix. Chill before serving. ; – Due to the size of the prawns, I only used half the bag for another night.  Since the tail was on the Shrimp, I cut the Shrimp into thirds.  Perfect size for my salad.