Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I found this recipe on the California Avocado Commission's website. It is a spicy, refreshing salad that can serve 3 as an entree. It can serve 6 as a compliment to any mexican meal. Preparation time does not include the chill time for the salsa. This salsa is a real keeper! Use it for chips, eggs, tacos, steaks, burgers... It is worth saving this recipe for the salsa alone!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare salsa ahead as follows:.
  2. Boil 2 fresh tomatoes, 4 tomatillos and jalapenos for about 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse and place in a blender, add garlic cloves, cilantro and about a 1/2 tsp of salt.
  4. Whirl until only a few lumps remain.
  5. Chill thoroughly.
  6. For the Salad:.
  7. Cut up shrimp in bite size pieces and place in a medium bowl.
  8. Add fresh lemon juice and let it stand for about 5 minutes.
  9. Dice avocados, 2 remaining fresh tomatoes, celery and cucmbers. Add to shrimp and chill for 15 minutes.
  10. Serve salad in tostada shells and dress with salsa over the top.
Most Helpful

5 5

I made this recipe for the office so since I was transporting, I served the salsa, salad, and scoop chips separately-and all was devoured in minutes!!! Thank you for a great recipe, Skypoodle! Made for the Think Pink Tag Game In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2008.

5 5

Delicious! Made almost as written, I added some ground cumin to the salsa , that was my only small change to this recipe. Served the salad in taco trays Crispy taco trays, the salad with the additional salsa made us a great meal with wonderful flavors and texture! Thanks!