Summer Fest: No-Cook Avocado, Shrimp and Mango Salad

By: Cameron Curtis

I never seem to plan in advance when I'm shopping for ingredients, and this can be a real issue with avocados. They're everywhere right now, but they're not always ripe when you need them on demand. Per usual, I waited until the last minute again and was left with only rock-solid Hass avocados at the market. But next to the Hass variety were larger, lighter avocados from Florida that were just the ripeness I needed. They are a bit less creamy than a Hass avocado, but they taste just as delicious and have less fat. With two giant Florida avocados in hand, I decided to make a quick, no-cook dinner.

With Sunny's Mango and Avocado Salsa in mind (but in need of a full meal), I paired avocado with mango, cooked shrimp, cilantro and lime juice.

Chop up all the ingredients, add a little salt and pepper, and you've got dinner ready to eat right out of the bowl, over salad or served with tortilla chips.

More Avocado Recipes from Family & Friends:

Jeanette's Healthy Living: Smoked Avocado Tomato Salsa Guacamole

Weelicious: Avocado Honey Dip

Napa Farmhouse 1885: Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Haute Apple Pie: Avocado BLT Egg Salad

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