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Grilled Cilantro-Lime Shrimp with Spicy Hass Avocado Puree

This grilled shrimp recipe pairs tangy cilantro lime shrimp grilled for a light smoky flavor and cool and spicy avocado puree dip for an appetizer with a chic flair.


Yields 8 servings




2 limes, juiced and zested
½ cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp. ground cumin
4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
Spicy Hass Avocado Puree (see make-ahead recipe below)
Fresh sprigs cilantro, for garnish


Spicy Hass Avocado Puree
3 ripe, Fresh Hass Avocados, peeled, seeded and scooped out
3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
¾ cup sour cream
1 green jalapeño, seeded and chopped
Salt, to taste



1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the lime juice and zest, cilantro, cumin and oil and whisk well.
2. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Do not marinate shrimp longer than 5 minutes or the lime juice will begin cooking the shrimp.
3. Preheat a barbecue or grill pan to medium-high heat.
4. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper to taste and grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until lightly charred and cooked through, making sure not to overcook the shrimp.
5. Remove the cooked shrimp from the grill and place on a serving platter, with a small serving bowl of the Spicy Hass Avocado Puree. Garnish the shrimp with fresh sprigs of cilantro and serve.


Spicy Hass Avocado Puree
1. Add the avocado, lime juice, sour cream and jalapeño to a blender and puree until smooth, scraping the sides of the blender as needed.
2. Season puree with salt to taste.
3. Place in a covered airtight container and refrigerate until serving.


Note: Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Photo & recipe are copyright & courtesy of the Hass Avocado Board


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Tags: Avocado, Cilantro, Grilled, Hass, Lime, Shrimp, Spicy


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Comment by Cristy on February 13, 2014 at 7:04pm
I just tried it and it was awesome! This recipe has become a favorite already! It's fast and easy!
Comment by Ruben Martinez on April 29, 2013 at 10:33pm

I never had 

Spicy Hass Avocado Puree

Can't Wait To Try....

Comment by Norma Torres on August 6, 2012 at 9:34am
What a great looking dish....
Comment by Sarah Johnson on June 25, 2012 at 2:32pm

 I Love this website and the recipes.  Thank you, Thank you  Beautiful pictures of wonderful food!!


Comment by christopher litteken on June 25, 2012 at 12:25pm

terrific recipe. i love hispanic kitchen!

Comment by victoria constan on June 21, 2012 at 8:03pm

i just love grilled shrimp... with or with out dip

Comment by Sonia Mendez Garcia on May 28, 2012 at 12:56pm

This would make me very, very, very...Happy!!!!

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