Shrimp Avocado Lettuce Wraps (Recipe)

Shrimp Avocado Lettuce Wraps (Recipe)

Shrimp Avocado Lettuce Wraps (Recipe)

These are like grain-free shrimp tacos, but with totally different seasonings. They are flavorful and mild. They are a  fun and delicious change of pace, and perfect if you are craving guacamole!Or maybe I’m just dreaming of summer on a snowy day?

Shrimp Avocado Lettuce Wraps (Recipe)

1/4 cup avocado oil (or olive oil)
2 Tablespoons fresh oregano, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
zest from one lime
1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 red onion (divided), peeled and finely diced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro (divided), minced
2 ripe avocados, smashed
one small tomato or several cherry tomatoes
juice of 1 lime
1 chipotle pepper, minced
salt and pepper
1 head butter lettuce, leaves separated

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

In a bowl, combine the oil, oregano, garlic, and lime zest. Toss in the shrimp, and mix well. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 30 minutes.

In another bowl, mix 1/8 red onion, diced, with 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced. Cover, and set aside in refrigerator.

Make the guacamole by mixing together well the smashed avocados, 1/8 red onion (diced), 1/4 cup cilantro (minced), with the juice of one lime. Then gently fold in the tomatoes and chipotle pepper. Season with salt and pepper.

Place marinated shrimp on parchment paper on a cookie sheet, season with salt and pepper, and bake for 8-10 until done.

Assemble the wraps by spreading the guacamole liberally in the center of each leaf, followed by a sprinkling of the refrigerated onion/cilantro mixture, and top with the baked shrimp.

Eat by rolling up the leaves with the yumminess on the inside.


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  1. Becky Smith 6 years ago

    How many people will this serve Polly?

    • Author
      Polly Castor 6 years ago

      Three… Doubling it would be perfect for your crowd.

  2. Gloria 6 years ago

    That looks sooo good! I will have to try this one. Where do you get your chipotle peppers from? Are they canned or fresh?

    • Author
      Polly Castor 6 years ago

      They are canned. If you ever see fresh ones tell me!


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