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Spicy Shrimp with Avocado Cream

with Chile, Lime Juice and Red Onions
Average: 4.3 (12 votes)
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Spicy Shrimp with Avocado Cream

Spicy Shrimp with Avocado Cream - Savory and tangy, it's also great as finger food

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Health Score:
96 / 100
very easy
25 min.
ready in 1 hr 25 min.
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Nutritional values

The high iodine content of shrimp is extremely beneficial for the functioning of the thyroid gland. The avocado supplies valuable unsaturated fat and vitamin E, which are good for the heart and blood vessels.

For a buffet, you can double or triple the ingredients as you wish. Serve toasted whole wheat bread or a crispy baguette with this starter for the perfect dietary fiber balance!

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie150 cal.(7 %)
Protein14 g(14 %)
Fat6 g(5 %)
Carbohydrates7 g(5 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage1.5 g(5 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.3 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E3.1 mg(26 %)
Vitamin K20 μg(33 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin4.6 mg(38 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate32 μg(11 %)
Pantothenic acid0.7 mg(12 %)
Biotin4.5 μg(10 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.6 μg(20 %)
Vitamin C23 mg(24 %)
Potassium418 mg(10 %)
Calcium83 mg(8 %)
Magnesium44 mg(15 %)
Iron1.8 mg(12 %)
Iodine85 μg(43 %)
Zinc1.8 mg(23 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.1 g
Uric acid60 mg
Cholesterol95 mg
Complete sugar3 g
Development of this recipe:


13 ozs shrimp (ready to cook)
1 large Lime
1 red onion
1 red chili pepper
½ bunch cilantro
½ Cucumber
¼ cup crushed Tomatoes (or ketchup)
1 Avocado
1 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
4 Tbsps Yogurt (low-fat)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Sieve, 1 Immersion blender, 1 deep bowl

Preparation steps

Spicy Shrimp with Avocado Cream preparation step 1

Rinse the shrimp and pat dry. Squeeze juice from lime. Combine 2 tablespoons lime juice and 1 liter (approximately 4 cups) salted water in a pot and bring to a boil. Add shrimp and boil until pink and opaque throughout, then remove.

Spicy Shrimp with Avocado Cream preparation step 2

Plunge shrimp into a bowl of ice water until chilled. Drain well.

Spicy Shrimp with Avocado Cream preparation step 3

In a bowl, mix the shrimp with the remaining lime juice and let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Spicy Shrimp with Avocado Cream preparation step 4

Peel the onion and finely chop. Rinse chile pepper, wipe dry, halve lengthwise and remove the seeds. Finely chop chile. Rinse cilantro, shake dry, pluck leaves and finely chop. Peel the cucumber, halve lengthwise and remove seeds with a spoon. Cut cucumber into small cubes.

Spicy Shrimp with Avocado Cream preparation step 5

Mix together onion, chile and cucumber in a bowl. Add tomatoes and shrimp and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper and let stand for 15-20 minutes. Halve avocado, remove pit and scoop flesh from the peel.

Spicy Shrimp with Avocado Cream preparation step 6

Combine avocado, vinegar, and yogurt in a tall vessel and season with salt and pepper. Purée with an immersion blender. Pour avocado purée into 6 glasses. Top with shrimp mixture and garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately.