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Blackened Shrimp and Avocado Keto Salad Recipe

Looking for a refreshing and satisfying keto-friendly salad that’s bursting with flavor? This Blackened Shrimp, Asparagus, and Avocado Salad are not only perfect for a light lunch or dinner but also packs a punch with its zesty blackened shrimp and creamy avocado. Whether you’re dining al fresco or simply craving something vibrant and nutritious, this salad is sure to become a favorite!

Blackened Shrimp

Blackened Shrimp, Asparagus, and Avocado Salad

In this vibrant keto salad, delight in the bold flavors of blackened shrimp, crisp asparagus, and creamy avocado.


Blackened Shrimp:

  • 500g raw peeled large shrimp (King Prawns), tails removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground basil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika (or smoky paprika for a different flavor)
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  • 4 cups Cos lettuce leaves (or lettuce of choice), washed and ready to use
  • 1 Avocado, cubed
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves


  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (optional, for extra flavor)
  • 2 tbsp water (or olive oil)
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Combine minced garlic, ground basil, dried thyme, sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and sweet paprika in a bowl.
  2. Add the shrimp to the spice mixture and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until shrimp are opaque and cooked through. Set aside.
  4. In a large salad bowl, arrange Cos lettuce leaves.
  5. Top the lettuce with cubed avocado, sliced red onion, and fresh basil leaves.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, lemon pepper, lemon juice (if using), water (or olive oil), and salt to taste to make the dressing.
  7. Arrange the cooked blackened shrimp and halved asparagus over the salad.
  8. Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

  • Blackened Shrimp: 0g – Low in carbs and packed with protein.
  • Asparagus: 5g – Adds a crispy texture and essential nutrients.
  • Avocado: 12g – High in healthy fats and fiber.
  • Salad Greens: 2g – Low-carb base rich in vitamins and minerals.
  • Greek Yogurt Dressing: 3g – Creamy and tangy with minimal carbs.

Total carbs for the recipe: Approximately 22 grams. (varies based on the specific amounts and brands used).

Flavor-Packed Keto Goodness

This Blackened Shrimp and Avocado Keto Salad is not just a salad—it’s a flavor-packed keto meal that satisfies your taste buds while keeping your carb intake low. Whether you enjoy it for lunch or serve it as a light dinner, its vibrant colors and zesty flavors make it a standout dish. Give it a try and elevate your salad game with this delicious and nutritious recipe!

Credit to gogas2 on Reddit

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