Creamy California Avocado Mixed Greens with Shrimp

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21 g
Total Fat
6 g
Dietary Fiber
14 g
15 g
Total Carbs
 Creamy California Avocado Mixed Greens with Shrimp

A fresh, lemony cream dressing richly coats romaine, shrimp, and avocado and it’s spiced up with red and black pepper! This recipe is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C.


Serves: 4
    Lemon-Garlic Cream Dressing:
1/2  cup  light mayonnaise
1/4  cup  fresh lemon juice
  medium garlic cloves, minced
3/4  tsp.  salt
3/4  tsp.  coarsely ground black pepper
1/8  tsp.  dried pepper flakes
cups  European blend or red leaf and romaine torn lettuce leaves, coarsely chopped
  medium celery stalk, thinly sliced
1/2  cup  thinly sliced white or red onion, optional
1 1/2  cups  cooked peeled shrimp
  ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped
  pitted ripe olives, halved

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Place lettuce, celery, onion, and shrimp in a large salad bowl.
  3. Pour dressing over lettuce mixture; toss gently, yet thoroughly until well coated. Gently stir in avocado pieces and olives.

Yield (Liquid): 8 cups total

Serving Suggestions: Serve with rosemary breadsticks

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Calories 290
Total Fat 21 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Unsaturated Fat 11 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 mg
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Protein 14 g
Total Carbs 15 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 410 mg
Potassium 674 mg
Total Sugar 2 g

Vitamin A 5105 (IU); Vitamin C 35 mg; Calcium 80 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 86 (IU); Folate 168 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.5 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 100%; Vitamin C 60%; Calcium 8%; Iron 15%

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


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