Warm Shrimp and Avocado Salad #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

One of the things that I love most about what I do is traveling and meeting people that I work with from all over the country. I had the honor of working with American Family Insurance at their Dream Bank this past weekend and I can tell you that I have fallen in love with Madison, WI. The people, the food and the farmer’s market. It is truly an amazing place.

I love being inspired by my travels and this Warm Shrimp and Avocado Salad came about after a to  Miami– once I figured out how to make it at home, we have had it almost every week. It is so easy and so delicious and we absolutely love the addition of avocados!

Warm Shrimp and Avocado Salad #ChooseDreams #WeekdaySupper

It’s true that we can find inspiration anywhere. I love returning from a trip and sitting around the family table chatting with my kids about what I have learned from different areas of the country. I hope to inspire them to #ChooseDreams and live a healthy lifestyle.


Warm Shrimp and Avocado Salad
  • 1 pound large shrimp
  • 1 shallot sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups white wine - I used Gallo Family White Wine Blend
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1bay leaf
  • 1 Tablespoon white truffle oil (if desired)
  • 4 cups mesclun greens
  • 1 roasted red pepper (jarred)
  • 1 avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.
  2. Add the shallot and cook over moderately low heat until softened, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the shrimp to the skillet and quick sear on both sides, about 1 minute on each side.
  4. Remove the shrimp, cover and keep warm.
  5. Add the white wine and bay leaf. Simmer until the wine is reduced in half.
  6. Turn off the stove and drizzle in the truffle oil if desired. (I have tried it both ways and it is delish with or without the truffle oil)
  7. Plate the avocado, mesclun green and roasted red pepper and add the shrimp on top
  8. Season the dressing with salt and pepper,pour it over the salad and serve.

Visit us all week for great quick and healthy Weekday Supper ideas!

Monday – Turkey and Barley Casserole by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Tuesday – Warm Shrimp and Avocado Salad by Family Foodie
Wednesday – Caprese Chicken Panzanella Salad by Peanut Butter and Peppers
Thursday – Pizza Margherita by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Friday – Chicken and Broccoli Pesto Pitas by Curious Cuisiniere

Visit our #WeekdaySupper Pinterest board for wonderful weekday menu suggestions all month long!

If you’re looking for more amazing meal inspiration, make sure you follow the Health and Fitness Pinterest Board. There’s a plethora of healthy recipes to choose from!


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Also, take a few minutes to visit the American Family Insurance website, follow them on Twitter, ‘Like’ them on Facebook, check in on them on LinkedIn, watch them on YouTube, follow them on G+, and see what inspires them on Pinterest!

This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own.


  1. says

    Hi Isabel, I just wanted to tell you I had a great time this weekend! I am so happy that I finally got to meet you! You are just so sweet and funny!

    Before going to Dream Bank I had a pretty good understanding of what Choose Dreams meant. But after actually being there I was amazed how Dream Bank really helps people with there dreams. I was amazed and simply honored to be a apart of the trip.

    Your salad looks simply amazing!

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