Potato, Avocado and Shrimp Salad

by Erica Dinho on April 8, 2010

Four ripe avocados were in the basket in my kitchen for two days while I was trying to figure out what to make with them. I eat so many avocados that sometimes I don’t know how to eat them in a different way.

So I decided to make a Potato, Avocado and Shrimp Salad and it was easy and delicious. You can’t go wrong adding avocados to a salad!
This salad is perfect for the hot summer days ahead :)

Buen Provecho!



  • 6 large peeled potatoes, cooked and diced
  • 2 pounds cooked shrimp
  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup diced and cooked carrots
  • 1 cup cooked peas
  • 1/3 cup creme fraiche or crema de leche fresca
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Juice of 1 lime


  1. In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, creme fraiche, lime juice, salt, pepper and cumin and set aside.
  2. Place the potatoes in a large bowl, add the onions, garlic, carrots, peas, shrimp, avocado and cilantro.
  3. Add the mayonnaise mixture and toss well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Serve cold or at room temperature.
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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa April 8, 2010 at 8:50 AM

I have two avocados rolling around on my counter and some nice shrimp; this is a most excellent idea, especially as it’s been so warm here lately.


2 Sandi April 8, 2010 at 8:53 AM

ohhhh wow Erica….that looks amazing!!!!!!! I love all the ingredients and it’s a perfect spring/summer meal. Thanks for sharing!!


3 Sarah Naveen April 8, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Simply delicious and healthy..loved it


4 norma April 8, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Perfect salad for a day like today….so refreshing….


5 Tangled Noodle April 8, 2010 at 9:20 AM

Now, this is the kind of potato salad I could eat all summer! It’s colorful, creamy and undoubtedly delicious. I love the use of creme fraiche (I need to make some more). This will definitely be found on the table this summer – perfect accompaniment for when we grill outdoors!


6 anncoo April 8, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Prawns is my favorite! This looks refreshing and yummy!


7 Velva April 8, 2010 at 10:27 AM

This screams summer to me!!! Beautiful.


8 Joan Nova April 8, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Sort of like an ensalada rusa — with shrimp and avocado. Yum!


9 Erica April 8, 2010 at 11:31 AM

Thank you guys :)


10 Angie April 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Looks so good, I love the avocado and shrimp.


11 Joanne April 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM

I could add avocados to just about anything and be seriously content. This looks delicious.


12 ruth April 8, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Perfect springtime salad, so flavourful!! All those veggies too. Alex would love it!!


13 Nora April 8, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Wow, this looks so delicious. Can’t wait for summer to arrive around here – this will be perfect!


14 Sandra G April 8, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Tow of my favorites shrimp and avocados. Yum!


15 Faith April 8, 2010 at 5:41 PM

This salad looks like something I will be making a lot this summer! I bet the creamy avocado is such a nice pairing with the shrimp and potato!


16 grace April 8, 2010 at 5:54 PM

i don’t believe i’ve had the pleasure of eating avocados and potatoes together! hey, why not throw in some tomatoes, mangoes, and pistachios and make it an ends-in-o feast? :)


17 Jessica April 8, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Great Recipe! I used the recipe last night, we had guest over and the dish was sepctacular! I will be back for sure!


18 Lyndsey April 8, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Oh yum! I have to make this for my husbands lunch!


19 Erica April 8, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting my site!


20 Simply Life April 8, 2010 at 8:02 PM

oh what a fresh combo!


21 peanutts April 8, 2010 at 8:37 PM

yumm , nice flavours. Have a nice week end


22 Anna April 8, 2010 at 9:00 PM

We love avocado here, I always have them, your salad looks great, so many yummy Ingredients together.


23 tasteofbeirut April 8, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Avocados and shrimp is it as far as I am concerned! Keep the caviar and pass this salad please!


24 Kim April 8, 2010 at 9:18 PM

This looks extremely creamy and delicious to me!


25 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes April 9, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Another great shrimp recipe from you, Erica! This looks fab!


26 5 Star Foodie April 9, 2010 at 9:56 AM

I love the combo of avocado and shrimp, a delightful salad!


27 Erica April 9, 2010 at 11:14 PM

Thank you all for the wonderful comments!


28 Soma April 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM

woo hoo! A lot of shrimps going one :-) Perfect for a backyard get together or even a potluck. I am gathering ideas from these simple flavorful recipes.


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