Fresh Shrimp, Lime, and Avocado Salad

This recipe is so fresh and light, but it keeps you feeling full for hours and hours because of all the amazing healthy fats. Feel free to swap out the veggies with other crunchy veg to create a whole new masterpiece.
Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 20 min Total Time 20 mins Servings: 4

Description

This Keto (Low Carb Recipe) is one of our favourites! The avocados in this recipe help fill you up and provide a great dose of minerals; especially potassium which is so important for overcoming the Keto Flu and helping to balance electrolytes. Half a medium avocado only has 2 net carbs, so they are definitely helpful in keeping your daily net carb value low, while still filling you up.  They also help improve good cholesterol and triglyceride levels.  Want to know more about cholesterol and Keto? Check out our TikTok Channel...

Olive oil is a great source of healthy fats as well.  Be careful though when choosing olive oil, because they are not all made the same and can affect the quality and nutritional benefits. Choose cold-pressed olive oil, extra virgin if possible, and always choose one in a dark coloured bottle to prevent the oil from oxidizing. Olive oil is fantastic for drizzling on foods at room temperature or used in dressings, but it has a lower burning point than something like coconut oil, which means it’s not ideal for cooking because its chemical composition can change in high heat. 

Shrimp is such a nice change for salads and packs a punch when it comes to protein and nutrients.  It contains manganese, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and copper. It’s great to include if you find yourself eating mostly chicken, beef, and pork.  We also love trout and salmon for healthy fatty fish for those eating low carb or keto.  

We often get asked if Lemons and Limes are okay on the Keto Diet.  The answer is “YES” and they provide lots of great health benefits as well. Check out this video on The Best Keto Fruits. 

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.

  2. In a large bowl combine chopped shrimp, avocado, celery, red/yellow/green pepper, and jalapeño.

  3. Combine all the ingredients together, add cilantro and gently toss. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Keep refrigerated. 

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.7g6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Cholesterol 233mg78%
Sodium 1328mg56%
Total Carbohydrate 7.1g3%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugars 3.8g
Protein 21g42%

Calcium 146%
Iron 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: keto, low carb, recipes, salad, shrimp, avocado

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