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This quick to prepare Avocado Shrimp Salsa is a go-to for entertaining, snacking, and weeknight dinners at home. Flavorful homemade salsa made with chunks of shrimp, buttery avocado, lime, and the secret – a small amount of salsa verde. Serve this with tortilla chips as a quick, yummy appetizer, or build it into your weeknight salads. It’s fun and delicious any way you choose to serve it up.

Avocado Shrimp Salsa |

If you can believe it, this is the first time I am sharing a salsa recipe. Well, let me take that back. This is my first stand-alone salsa recipe, one that’s not attached to a crunchy taco or cheesy quesadilla.

I’ve said it many times lately, but I’m not good at sharing appetizer recipes. I prefer to share a whole meal with you all. Everything from the main course, to the sides, to the sauce. I usually put them all together in one post. But this year, and especially this summer, I’m embracing the apps.

Appetizers and snack-style recipes are some of the only dishes I really haven’t explored much. So the recipes feel new, fresh, and exciting. It’s fun, and honestly, let’s be real, appetizer recipes are (usually) SO GOOD.

I had a hard time naming this dish. Is it salsa, salad, guacamole, a dip – like what exactly is it?

The answer I decided, is that it’s all of the above. Technically it’s a chunky yet creamy salsa with shrimp and avocado. But wow this is so much more than salsa, and as mentioned, it can be served in my ways.

Avocado Shrimp Salsa |

Here are the details

The only cooking you’re doing is with the shrimp and it’s simple. Boil peeled shrimp until it turns pink. Then drain and chop. Practically no work at all, and what’s awesome is that shrimp takes just minutes to fully cook.

So this is fast.

Once the shrimp is cooled and chopped, I’m not joking, just mix everything together in a big bowl and you’re totally done.

Might be one of my top 5 easiest recipes. Ever.

Avocado Shrimp Salsa |

The flavor is BIG  though. I add cucumbers for crunch, jalapeños for some heat, shallots, garlic, cilantro, lime for flavor, and then salsa verde.

I’ve been using salsa verde so much lately. I love the subtle smokiness it adds to dishes. I find the flavor to be wonderful in sauces and dips. It just adds a lot of flavor without any extra ingredients or work. So we love that.

To conclude, we love this Avocado Shrimp Salsa – or salad or whatever you’d like to call it. It’s perfect for hot days when you really don’t want to cook. Scoop it up with chips, layer it into a wrap with additional greens, serve it with rice, or add it to a big salad.

The options are endless and the flavor is so good!

Avocado Shrimp Salsa |

Looking for other quick-cooking recipes? Try these.

Tomato, Peach, and Burrata Salad

Crumbled Feta and Tomato Basil Vinaigrette Dip

Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives

Ricotta Toast with Marinated Tomatoes

Whipped Goat Cheese with Warm Candied Bacon and Dates

Charred Baby Bell Peppers with Burrata

Lastly, if you make this Avocado Shrimp Salsa, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Avocado Shrimp Salsa

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 227 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the shrimp and simmer until pink, about 2-3 minutes depending on size of the shrimp. Drain, then run the shrimp under cold water to stop the cooking. Once cool, give the shrimp a chop.
    2. Add the chopped shrimp to a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and season with salt. Enjoy with plenty of chips!
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  1. This recipe for Shrimp Avocado Salsa was delicious. I can’t wait to make it again. You need at least 4 people to eat it. It is so filling, you can skip dinner. However, then you would miss out on another great recipe from Tieghan:)

    1. Hi Donna,
      Fantastic! Thanks so much for making this dish and sharing your review, I am so glad it was enjoyed! xx

    1. Hey Kristina,
      Fantastic!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks for trying it out! I hope you had a great holiday weekend!?

    1. Hey Mary,
      Fantastic!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks for trying it out! I hope you had a great holiday weekend!?

  2. I did this with sour cream mixed with onion and garlic powder instead of salsa verde! Still awesome. Love me some good kick so added lots of red pepper flakes. Thanks Tieghan!!

    1. Hey Pola,
      Awesome!! Thanks so much for your review:) Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! xx

    1. Hey Dana,
      Happy Wednesday! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xx

    1. Hi Lisa,
      I typically like to make my own, the recipe is in the HBH cookbook, otherwise Whole Foods has a great option! Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love the recipe! xx

  3. 5 stars
    This is my new favorite app! The flavors are bright with just the right amount of crunch and spice. The lime juice keeps the avocado from turning brown and the leftovers made for a great lunch. Thanks Tieghan, I will definitely make this again.

    1. Hi Carol,
      Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xTieghan

  4. Tieghan, this was amazing! I used what I had in the fridge (red onion instead of a shallot, reg cucumber, and roma tomatoes) and it was still delicious. My husband couldn’t stop eating it. Def going to put this into our summer rotation. My husband asked if I could make it again so he could eat it for dinner instead of just an app. Ha! Thanks for another great recipe. Onto try your summer chicken salad with the hot bacon dressing! Can’t wait! 🙂

    1. Hey Melissa,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks so much for trying this recipe out and sharing your feedback! I love to hear that it was a hit!☀️

  5. 5 stars
    This was an amazing salsa! I actually cooked the shrimp in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil and then I sprinkled Tajin classico seasoning on the shrimp! Gave it a little extra boost of flavor!

    1. Hi Stacey,
      Perfect!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit and appreciate you giving it a try! xxTieghan

  6. As a huge foodie and lover of cooking I try a new recipe of yours at least once a week, and this one was WOW!! Hands down one of the best recipes I’ve tried period. The flavors are out of this world. New summer staple! Love love love! Also – 1oo% worth making your own chips for it!

    1. Hey Lauren,
      Happy Wednesday!! I so appreciate you giving this recipe a try and love to hear that it was enjoyed! Thanks for your feedback:) xT

  7. 5 stars
    I used this as soft taco filling and my family loved it! So good and really easy! I will definitely be adding this to our dinner rotation.

    1. Hey Regina,
      Happy Wednesday!! I so appreciate you giving this recipe a try and love to hear that it was enjoyed! Thanks for your feedback:) xT

      1. Ceviche is seafood, typically fish, cured with citrus juices. If you read the recipe, you would see that the shrimp is boiled prior to mixing with the remaining ingredients. Your comment is out of line, and is factually inaccurate. Be nice. Teighan—the recipe is fantastic. Muchas gracias!

  8. 5 stars
    Just made this & it is awesome! Eating it with homemade chips. I think it would also be amazing over a bed of arugula for a yummy lunch!!

    1. Hey Cinda,
      Such a great idea!! Thanks for making this recipe, so glad to hear you are enjoying it! xxTieghan

  9. Absolutely delicious. I made this without the Main Ingredient, Shrimp, but it was outstanding. Shellfish allergies in the family…we devoured it. It is so fresh and flavorful.
    I can’t wait to make it with the shrimp next time….

    1. Hey Mary,
      Wonderful!! Love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks for sharing your review and making the recipe!! xTieghan