Welcome back to my kitchen, where I'm always cooking up something healthy and delicious. Today, I'm sharing a recipe that's perfect for the summer season - Avocado and Shrimp Lettuce Cups. This dish is light, refreshing, and packed with flavours.
The idea for this recipe came from my desire to create a meal that's not only tasty but also nourishing and easy to prepare. With the summer heat, I often crave something light yet satisfying, and these Avocado and Shrimp Lettuce Cups hit the mark perfectly.
Avocado is a nutrient-dense fruit known for its high content of healthy fats, particularly monounsaturated fats, which are heart-healthy. It's also packed with fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Shrimp, on the other hand, is a great source of protein and contains essential nutrients like iodine, selenium, and vitamin B12. Together, they make a meal that's not only delicious but also beneficial for your health.
So, grab your apron and let's get cooking!
Avocado and Shrimp Lettuce Cups
• 2 ripe avocados
• 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
• 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
• ¼ cup red onion, diced
• ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
• 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
• Lettuce leaves (such as butter lettuce or romaine) for serving
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Tajin (optional for garnish)
1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Once the skillet is hot, add the seasoned shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
4. Cut the avocados in half lengthwise, remove the pits, and scoop out the flesh using a spoon. Cut the avocado into chunks.
5. Combine the avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, remaining olive oil, and lime juice in a bowl. Toss gently to coat the ingredients.
6. Season the avocado mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
7. Fill individual lettuce leaves with the avocado mixture and top with shrimp. (Alternatively, you can cut the shrimp into small pieces and combine with the avocado mixture)
8. Arrange the filled lettuce cups on a serving platter and sprinkle with Tajin.
9. Serve and enjoy!
Creating this recipe was so much fun. The combination of creamy avocado, succulent shrimp, and the crunch of lettuce leaves was truly satisfying. It's a reminder of how simple ingredients can come together to create a dish that's not only nourishing but also full of flavour.
I hope you enjoy making and eating these Avocado and Shrimp Lettuce Cups as much as I did. They're a testament to the fact that healthy eating doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming. With the right ingredients and a bit of creativity, you can create meals that are nourishing, delicious, and perfect for any occasion.
Remember, the key to a healthy lifestyle is not just about what you eat but also about enjoying the process of preparing and savouring your meals. So, step into your kitchen and give this recipe a try.
Until next time, happy cooking!
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