Shrimp Louie - Best Avocado Shrimp Salad

Shrimp Louie - The Best Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe

This fresh and vibrant Shrimp Louie Salad consists of a bed of lettuce topped with avocado, hard boiled egg, tomato, cucumber, and seared shrimp. Topped with the signature Shrimp Louie dressing this salad makes a delicious lunch meal. All tossed up, it could also be a great summer BBQ side dish.

Course lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Shrimp Louie Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 340 kcal
Author Leelalicious


  • 1 pound shrimp peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt + pepper
  • 1 head shredded lettuce butter or romaine lettuce
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 English cucumber sliced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 16-20 cherry tomatoes about 1/2 pint, halved
  • lime wedges

Louie Dressing:

  • 1/4 mayonnaise
  • 1-3 tablespoons hot chili sauce *see Notes
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • juice of half a lime or to taste
  • salt + pepper
  • water if and as needed **see Notes


  1. Start by preparing the Shrimp Louie salad dressing. Stir together mayonnaise, chilli sauce (adjust amount to desired heat level), Dijon mustard, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Add a little water, if needed to make the dressing pourable. Set aside.
  2. Heat a skillet to medium-high heat, then add the butter to melt it. Prepare the shrimp by seasoning them with salt and pepper from both sides. Place them in the hot skillet and sear for 2-3 minutes from each side until pink and curled into a C. Remove seared shrimp from pan and set aside.
  3. Assemble the Shrimp Louie salad. You can toss all ingredients in a large bowl, but I prefer assembling individual salad bowls. Place the shredded lettuce into the bowls first, then arrange sliced egg, cucumber, avocado, cherry tomatoes and shrimp on rows on top.
  4. Add a lime wedge to each bowl and drizzle with the prepared Shrimp Louie sauce.

Recipe Notes

* Adjust amount of chili sauce to the heat level you can handle. Sometimes I use a Chipotle chili sauce which gives the dressing a great smokiness, but it is not too spicy so I use 3 tablespoons. Other times I have used a Habanero chili sauce that is quite hot, so I used only 1 tablespoon of it.
** Depending how thick the chili sauce is that you use (and how much)

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Louie - The Best Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 177
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.7g30%
Sodium 524mg22%
Carbohydrates 11.1g4%
Fiber 5.6g22%
Sugar 4.6g5%
Protein 32.3g65%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.