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Curry Shrimp Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Curry Shrimp Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing is a fresh, flavorful clean meal, easy to assemble on any given night! This whole30, paleo recipe is perfect for sharing with friends and family.
Curry Shrimp Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing |

This salad has been rolling around in my brain for a couple of months, and because the sun is setting on summer, I figured it was high time I squeeze this one out.

Things that I love: Curry. Shrimp. Avocado. Mango. Corn. Salad. Chopping (that’s a lie. I’m really not that into chopping). The combination of these elements in a chopped salad is my way of giving myself the best food gift ever.

We sauté up some scrimpers with curry powder, chop up some delicious ingredients, and toss it all with creamy avocado dressing. We then put a force field around our salad bowl so that no one else can share. Juuust kidding, we share because we’re givers.  Riiiight?

Curry Shrimp Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing |

Let’s do the ol’ re-wind and repeat. Creamy avocado dressing. Have you had it? Ah-maaaazing! You can put it on any green salad or grain salad. I’m telling you to make creamy avocado dressing. It will improve your life.

I learned from the radio unit that avocados are one of the top three foods that make you feel the happiest (the other two are green tea and dark chocolate. I just blew your mind).

Something about something-or-other with some enzyme playing trickydoodles with your happy receptors to make you feel jubilation is what goes on with avocados. Queen of hard facts over here.

But here’s a fun fact: creamy avocado dressing will make you feel happy, especially when it’s snuggling with other hunks of happy.

Curry Shrimp Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing |

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Curry Shrimp Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing |

Curry Shrimp Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Curry Shrimp Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing is a refreshing, filling dinner recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
4 servings


For the Creamy Avocado Dressing:

  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar, or cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

For the Curry Shrimp Chopped Salad:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ pound raw shrimp, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce, chopped
  • 1 ear corn, cooked and kernels removed
  • 1/3 cup red onion, sliced
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced


To prepare the creamy avocado dressing:

  • Add all ingredients to a small blender such as a Magic Bullet and blend until smooth.
  • Taste dressing and add salt as desired. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve salad.

To prepare the salad:

  • Add oil to a large skillet and heat to medium. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes until very fragrant.
  • Add the shrimp and cook about 1 minute on one side before flipping them to the other side. Sprinkle shrimp with curry powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Continue cooking until shrimp are pink and cooked all the way through, about an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside.
  • Wash and pat dry the red lettuce leaves. Chop the leaves and place them in a salad bowl.
  • Cook the corn by either boiling it in water for 3 to 5 minutes or grilling it. Carefully remove the kernels with a knife.
  • Add the corn, red onion and mango to the salad and toss with desired amount of creamy avocado dressing. Serve salad with shrimp on top and enjoy!


You will not need all of the creamy avocado dressing for this salad, so store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Use for other delicious salads!


Serving: 1grams
Course: Lifestyle
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green salad, low-carb, mango, paleo, shrimp, whole30
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Julia
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Friday 8th of August 2014

I made this salad for dinner last night, and my husband and I both delighted in the flavours - delicious! I used lime juice instead of water in the dressing (very tasty), but other than that followed the recipe to a T.

After a long day at work and a yoga class, I was very pleased that it really did only take 10 minutes!

Fantastic, I can't wait to try more of your recipes.


Sunday 10th of August 2014

I'm so happy to hear it, Kate!! Isn't it amazing how such simple and fresh ingredients can make for the most satisfying and feel-good meals?! Glad you and your husband enjoyed the salad and thanks so much for your kind note!

Jennie @themessybakerblog

Monday 16th of September 2013

I may have been overly excited for a second there and was typing like a wild woman. Um, I was going for the word feel.

Jennie @themessybakerblog

Monday 16th of September 2013

I wanna feek happy... I need to get on this salad ASAP!


Friday 13th of September 2013

I made this salad dressing for our meal tonight. Thanks for is delicious.


Friday 13th of September 2013

Snuggling with hunks of happy sounds like a blast to me!! haha :) Seriously though, this is right up our alley! yum.

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