Spinach Avocado Shrimp Salad

Spinach Avocado Shrimp Salad – a deliciously light and healthy low carb lunch or a dinner. Packed with spinach, avocado, cherry tomatoes, pecans, almonds and a creamy poppy-seed dressing. Low Carb, keto, paleo & Whole 30 compliant.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, keto, low carb, salad, shrimp, spinach
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 389 kcal
Author Kelly


  • Olive oil for the grill
  • 10-12 raw large shrimp deveined , tails on or off
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika , optional
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 -2 cups green leaf or romaine lettuce , chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 medium avocados , diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 tablespoon feta crumbled , optional - leave out for Paleo & Whole 30

For the Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon compliant Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the grill (or grill pan) to medium-high. Using a brush, clean the grill and grease with oil using a long pair of tongs with some folded paper towels dipped in some olive oil.
  2. Season your shrimp with salt, black pepper, Italian seasoning and paprika.

To make the dressing:

  1. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, poppy seeds, salt and pepper in a jar or a bowl and mix well until all ingredients are incorporated and set aside.
  2. Grill shrimp for 3-4 minutes on each side or until shrimp is opaque.

To assemble the salad:

  1. Add the spinach or mixed greens to large bowl. Add 1/3 of the dressing and toss to combine.
  2. Add the avocado, tomatoes, pecans and almonds.
  3. Pour the remainder of the dressing over salad and toss to combine. Divide salad among 2-4 bowls.
  4. Top each salad bowl with some cooked shrimp and feta (if desired) and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Avocado Shrimp Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.