Shrimp & Avocado Lettuce Wraps

Photo Credit: V. R. Roadifer

Shrimp & Avocado Lettuce Wrap

I had a really great shrimp and avocado salad at a local juice bar and wanted to recreate something like it. I tried it on corn tortillas but there was something missing: the crunch of the lettuce. I made this recipe tonight and it turned out beautifully (and it’s more healthy). Photos of the tacos actually turned out better than the lettuce wraps because there was more color differentiation.

24 medium shrimp, cooked, deveined & tails removed
8 full butter lettuce leaves, washed & dried
1/2 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup held in reserve
2 avocados, sliced
3 stalks of green onion, sliced into small rounds
1 medium cucumber, peeled, cut in half & cut into matchstick pieces
1 tsp Thai Garlic Chili Sauce
Salt & Pepper

Marinate shrimp in 1/4 cup lime juice and Thai Garlic Chili sauce for at least two hours. Soak avocado slices in the other 1/4 cup of lime juice. Stack two lettuce leaves together and layer six shrimp, two slices of avocado, and four sticks of cucumber. Sprinkle with slices of green onion. Salt and pepper to taste. Makes 4 lettuce wraps.

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About The Objective Nutritionist

The Objective Nutritionist is a human nutrition graduate student with many food allergies and sensitivities. She enjoys creating and sharing great tasting recipes that fit her lifestyle, discussing food related topics, and educating people on how best to meet their individual nutritional needs from an evidence based perspective.
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One Response to Shrimp & Avocado Lettuce Wraps

  1. Came across your webblog via yahoo the other day and absolutely think its great. Keep up the great work.

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