What Are Different Types of Avocado Salads?

Lori Kilchermann
Lori Kilchermann
Poppy seeds, which can be used to make a dressing for avocado salad.
Poppy seeds, which can be used to make a dressing for avocado salad.

Avocado salads often feature meat and seafood, such as avocado and shrimp salad or curried chicken and avocado salad. Vegetables often used in avocado salads include mushrooms, zucchinis and onions, and these all are featured in a zucchini and avocado salad recipe. Types of avocado salads range from the simple, such as spinach and avocado salad, to more complex salads, such as cantaloupe and avocado salad with chili dressing.

Black olives are often used in avocado salads.
Black olives are often used in avocado salads.

This kind of salad often features various types of seafood, including crab, tuna and shrimp. Crab and avocado salad features crab legs and avocado placed on top of a bed of lettuce. It's topped with a pink sauce made of ketchup and mayonnaise. Sherry's spicy shrimp and avocado salad features shrimp marinaded in olive oil and spices, including cilantro and hot chili oil. The salad is made from cilantro, avocados and crushed red pepper.

Hard-boiled eggs are sometimes included in avocado salads.
Hard-boiled eggs are sometimes included in avocado salads.

Mushrooms are often included in avocado salads. Mushrooms, pimentos and green peppers are featured in spaghetti avocado salad. It's topped with salad dressing and avocados. Avocado-mushroom salad is topped with tarragon vinegar, lemon juice and chopped parsley. Avocado chef salad features red leaf lettuce, watercress and mushrooms. It's mixed with a vinaigrette and topped with Swiss cheese, hard-boiled eggs and cooked ham.

Chicken may be used in avocado salads.
Chicken may be used in avocado salads.

Wine is a common ingredient in many avocado salads. Avocado and tomato salad combines a dressing made of red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard and salad oil with avocados and tomatoes. It is served on top of a bed of lettuce. Crab avocado-pistachio salad has white wine, garlic and salted pistachios.

Chicken and turkey are often featured in avocado salads. Avocado and chicken salad has chopped white chicken meat, celery and black olives. Curried chicken and avocado salad features chicken breasts marinated in Italian dressing. The chicken is combined with apples, celery and almonds and served on a pita. Avocado and smoked turkey breast salad features kiwi fruit, curry powder and tomato slices.

Avocado may be combined with a variety of other ingredients to make a salad.
Avocado may be combined with a variety of other ingredients to make a salad.

Many avocado salads feature fruits, such as oranges and grapefruits. Orange, avocado and red onion salad is served on a bed of Romaine lettuce leaves and features a Southwest salad dressing. Orange-avocado salad with poppy seed dressing features a peeled orange, ripe avocado and white onion. The avocados are marinated in lemon juice and served on shredded lettuce and topped with poppy seed dressing. Grapefruit and avocado salad features grapefruit sections, avocados and a poppy seed dressing.

Avocado and egg salad features fine-chopped onions, boiled eggs and avocados. Zucchini and avocado salad includes zucchini and green onions cooked in vegetable oil. They are mixed with avocado, green pepper and chilies and served on salad greens.

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    • Poppy seeds, which can be used to make a dressing for avocado salad.
      By: photocrew
      Poppy seeds, which can be used to make a dressing for avocado salad.
    • Black olives are often used in avocado salads.
      By: Subbotina Anna
      Black olives are often used in avocado salads.
    • Hard-boiled eggs are sometimes included in avocado salads.
      By: Natika
      Hard-boiled eggs are sometimes included in avocado salads.
    • Chicken may be used in avocado salads.
      By: Christian Jung
      Chicken may be used in avocado salads.
    • Avocado may be combined with a variety of other ingredients to make a salad.
      By: oriori
      Avocado may be combined with a variety of other ingredients to make a salad.
    • Many avocado salads include fruit, such as oranges.
      By: volff
      Many avocado salads include fruit, such as oranges.
    • The sharpness of Swiss cheese combines nicely with an avocado's mild flavor.
      By: ra3rn
      The sharpness of Swiss cheese combines nicely with an avocado's mild flavor.
    • Fresh tomatoes can be used in an avocado salad.
      By: Dusan Kostic
      Fresh tomatoes can be used in an avocado salad.
    • Spinach is often added to avocado salad.
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      Spinach is often added to avocado salad.
    • Many types of salad dressings pair well with avocado salads.
      By: SunnyS
      Many types of salad dressings pair well with avocado salads.
    • Avocado salads often feature different types of seafood.
      By: Maksim Shebeko
      Avocado salads often feature different types of seafood.
    • Grapefruit sections can complement some types of avocado salads.
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      Grapefruit sections can complement some types of avocado salads.