This keto avocado shrimp salad with bacon is so decadent and delicious. It’s like guacamole and shrimp got together with a blt, but then there is blue cheese in there too! This delicious keto salad is low carb too with only 2.4g net carbs per serving.
You might also like this keto chunky Greek guacamole recipe.
I have been on a shrimp kick lately. So the other day I was in the mood for a shrimp salad because it was hot out. I also had quite a few avocados at peak ripeness so I came up with this keto avocado shrimp salad with bacon.
OMG it was so freaking good. But let me tell you it was rich too. It’s loaded with tasty ingredients like bacon, blue cheese, tomatoes, avocados, jalapeños and of course shrimp. You are going to love it!
The Benefits Of Avocado
I love avocados and could eat one every day. However they seem to go bad quickly so that’s why guacamole was invented!
Avocados are very good for you. They are full of beneficial nutrients. It’s high in vitamins K, C, A, B5 and B6. It’s also a good source of healthy fats, fiber and it’s low in carbs. Avocados actually have more potassium than bananas!
I have a great post on the 5 different uses for avocados or check out this post on the benefits of avocados.
This Rich And Decadent Avocado Salad
I made this for lunch but I ate so much of it I couldn’t eat dinner. Luckily my hubby liked it as much as me and took the rest to work the next day. Otherwise I would be eating it for breakfast. It’s one of those dishes that make you happy you are eating low carb.
Shrimp Salad Ingredients
It’s full of rich ingredients such as: bacon, avocado, shrimp, olive oil and blue cheese. In addition there is jalapeno, tomato, garlic and lemon juice. It’s like guacamole and shrimp salad had a baby.
Below you can see the cooked shrimp I used. I like to cook my own shrimp instead of buying it already cooked because it seems to have more flavor to me. However if you already have cooked shrimp at your disposal use that and this recipe will only take 5 minutes.
Cooking The Shrimp
I used frozen raw shrimp in this recipe that I buy at Aldi. It’s the jumbo ez peel shrimp in a bag.
To cook the shrimp, add 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 clove of crushed garlic to a saute pan. Let the garlic sizzle and then add the shrimp and some salt and pepper. Saute the shrimp until it turns pink. Don’t cook them too long or they will get rubbery. This should only take 5-7 minutes depending on the size of your shrimp. Set them aside to cool.
Let’s Make Some Keto Avocado Shrimp Salad!
You are essentially eating a pumped up guacamole with yummy shrimp added. So assuming you have cooked bacon, let’s make this salad. First saute the shrimp as describe above and let it cool. If you are in a hurry put it in the freezer for 5 minutes to cool off before adding it to the salad.
Next add the avocado to a large bowl along with 1 clove crushed garlic and lemon juice. Mix that up just a bit because we want to keep the avocados chunky. Fold in the tomatoes, blue cheese, shrimp and half of the bacon. Again try to keep the avocado in tact. Lastly sprinkle remaining bacon on top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Oh yeah, let’s not forget the jalapeno. If you want to add some spice, add in a chopped fresh jalapeno. Clean out the ribs and seeds if you want to cut out some of the heat. We like the heat so we usually clean out the seeds but not the ribs.
Make Into A Dip Instead
If you want to make this into more of dip instead of a salad or side dish, you can chop up the shrimp and tomatoes into small pieces. Serve it with raw vegetables if you want to keep it low carb or tortilla chips if you don’t care.
Well I hope you like this avocado shrimp salad as much as I did. It is decadent and delicious! The nutritional information for 1 serving without the jalapeno is:
271 cals / 18.7g fat / 8.2g carb / 5.8g fiber / 20.6g protein = 2.4g net carbs
More Summer Low Carb Shrimp Recipes To Try
Here are a few of my favorite summer shrimp recipes to try. All of them are pretty quick and easy as well as tasty and low carb.
Keto Avocado Shrimp Salad with Bacon (low carb)
This keto avocado shrimp salad with bacon is so decadent and delicious. It's like guacamole and shrimp got together with a blt, but then there is blue cheese in there too! This delicious keto salad that is low carb too with only 2.1g net carbs per serving.
- 1 lb raw shrimp
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- salt & pepper
- 2 ½ avocados chopped
- ½ cup tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ cup blue cheese, crumbled
- 3 pieces bacon, cooked
- 1 jalapeno, chopped (optional)
- In a large saute pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 clove of crushed garlic. Once the pan starts to sizzle add the shrimp and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until the shrimp turn pink. Make sure they are cooked through but don't over cook. Should take 5-7 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Meanwhile add the avocados, 1 clove of crushed garlic, tomatoes, lemon juice, jalapeños (if using) and blue cheese to a bowl and mix gently so the avocados stay in nice chunks. Add in the cooled shrimp and toss lightly along with half of the bacon. Sprinkle the rest of the bacon on top.
- Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until ready to eat.
The nutritional information for 1 serving without the jalapeno is:
271 cals / 18.7g fat / 8.2g carb / 5.8g fiber / 20.6g protein = 2.4g net carbs
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Unsaturated Fat: 0g
This is now my go to summer salad it was outstanding
Hi Betty, so glad you liked it! Thanks for coming back to comment!
Very delicious, full of flavor! It was fun to make will make it again soon, thanks for sharing totally awesome!
So glad you liked it Pam
I had just made this recipe for my family, loved it! thank you so much for sharing
Making it for the second time this week. It is SOOOOOO good!! My husband and I have made a meal of it easily!
Glad you liked it Heather. I just made this the other day. It’s really rich and filling!
We are having it tonight as a meal. I don’t see how it would serve six people. But the two of us will enjoy it!
The servings are small because it is very rich. I hope you like it!
What other cheese would you recommend if you don’t like blue cheese?
Hi Alicia, you could just leave it out if you want or you can try feta, or even goat cheese. It’s very rich without the blue cheese so like I said you can just skip it if you want. Hope that helps!
Fabulous. All the tastes blend to make a delicious low carb treat. I serve it on a bed of shredded romaine hearts and add some black olives.
Hi Manya, so glad you liked it! The black olives sounds like a perfect addition.
Thanks for your comment. I was reading through the comments as I was thinking: “Why wouldn’t you add lettuce?” I bought iceberg and Butter lettuces.
Marisa F. Stewart
That looks so good and those ingredients individually are ones that we love. So I can imagine in combination they would make a fantastic dish. Just hand me a big spoon and I could feast on the avocado shrimp. This is definitely on my list to make.
This sounds so delicious. I love bacon because it makes everything delicious. The combination of avocado and bacon is magical. I would have no problem making a meal out of this.
Shrimp bacon avocado. These are a few of my favourite things! 🙂 And I love how it’s low carb. Yummmm.
Always looking for more keto-friendly recipes!
Creamy, delicious and awesome combinations.
As you said, it is so freaking good!
I served it on a bed of Baby kale mix and it is superb!
Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
Hi Laura, that sounds like a wonderful was to serve it. Thanks for taking the time to come back and comment!
This turned out very good, I will be making again in future. Thank you for sharing . Yummy!!!!
So glad you liked it Mary!
How long does this keep in fridge?
Hi Becky, I would only keep it in the fridge for a couple days.
Hi I read that your Husband brought the leftovers to work for lunch the next day. How did you store it in the fridge overnight? I would like to prepare this the day before for lunch the next day but am worried that the guacamole will turn brown by lunch.
Hi Aiguebelle, I can’t remember if it turned brown or not but I’m guessing with the lime juice that should help. You could also place it in a container and then take a piece of plastic wrap. Make sure it touches the surface of the salad and then use a lid. The less surface area that is exposed to air the less it will turn brown from oxidation I believe. Hope that helps!
How much is one serving size
It is roughly a 1/2 cup serving. It was very rich and I thought it would be a good portion size. Hope that helps!
Do you use blue cheese dressing or the crumbles?
Hi Melissa, I use blue cheese crumbles. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I’ll change the recipe for others. Good luck!
Can you use feta cheese?
Hi Beth, yes you can and I bet it will be delicious! Hope you like it.
This looks so delicious and satisfying with all that avocado. Definitely trying this week.
It was rich and tasty Patti!