Easter Asparagus Salad with Shrimp and Cherry Tomatoes


This salad is an Easter tradition in our family. The ingredients and flavors say spring, but it is delicious any time of year! Skip the appetizers; the abundance of shrimp make this an appetizer and salad in one. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
8 1-course servings



  • 2 cups mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • 2 pounds asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages mixed spring salad greens

  • 1 pound frozen cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed

  • 2 large avocados, diced


  1. Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, dill, water, and garlic in a bowl; whisk until well combined. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate for several hours or overnight for flavors to meld.

  2. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook asparagus until just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  3. Combine asparagus, cherry tomatoes, salad greens, shrimp, and avocados in a large bowl. Toss with desired amount of dressing and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

613 Calories
55g Fat
18g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 613
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g 71%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 461mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 32mg 159%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 940mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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