Heat half a tablespoon of oil into a large non-stick pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the shrimp, garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes, or just until cooked through. Set aside.
Arrange the salad leaves in a large mixing bowl. Top with tomatoes, red onions, avocados and cooked shrimp.
Add fresh picked cilantro and juice from 1 lime. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil, then season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper to your taste and gently toss to combine.
Please read the Tips & Tricks in the article before making this easy shrimp salad recipe. Below is just a summary:
There are 2 ways of cooking shrimp for salad: in the skillet and in the oven (see how at Tip #1).
You can make it with the simple dressing in the recipe or the maple syrup dressing at Tip #2. But in this case, it won't go with the Whole30 diet as it contains maple syrup.
You can replace the shrimp with whole shredded chicken and the veggies with your favorites. Here are a few veggies that go well with cilantro lime shrimp salad: bell peppers, romaine salad, baby spinach, cucumbers.
Furthermore, you can add fruits like cubed mango, kiwi, or strawberries.
Use this healthy shrimp salad recipe for meal planning but remember to keep the lime juice and seasonings separately from the salad until you are ready to serve it. See more about this process at Tip #5.