Grilled Shrimp Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Recipe

A shrimp salad worthy of worship.
May 29, 2020, 11:00am
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Servings: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes


for the green goddess dressing:
½ cup|15 grams cilantro
½ cup|15 grams dill
½ cup|15 grams parsley
½ cup|120 grams sour cream
2 tablespoons|30 grams Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 lemon, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
1 garlic clove
1 ripe avocado, halved, peeled, and pitted

for the shrimp salad:
1 pound|430 grams large peeled and deveined shrimp
2 tablespoons olive oil
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
½ English cucumber (5 ounces|140 grams), cut into ½-inch pieces
½ cup|48 grams chopped, toasted walnuts
1 small shallot, diced
3 heads endive, leaves separated, to serve (optional)
pita bread, to serve (optional)


  1. Make the green goddess dressing: In a blender or food processor, combine all of the green goddess ingredients, reserving one half of the avocado. Puree until smooth and reserve.
  2. Make the shrimp salad: Light a grill. Toss the shrimp with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill, flipping once, until lightly charred and pink on each side, 3 to 4 minutes. Place in a large bowl until completely cool.
  3. Once cool, cut the shrimp into ½-inch pieces and cut the remaining half of the avocado into ½-inch cubes. In a large bowl, toss the shrimp and avocado with the dressing, cucumber, walnuts, and shallot. Serve scooped into endive leaves as an appetizer or stuff it into a pita and eat it as a sandwich.

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