Avocado Sauce with Grilled Shrimp

By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
This recipe offers a great alternative to cocktail sauce that's good for more than just shrimp!

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  • Prep Time: 35 minutes

Appetizers, Dips & Salsa

Serves: 10
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: White, Green


5 medium avocados, peeled and seeded    
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped    
1/2 limes, juiced    
1/3 teaspoon salt or to taste*
1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste*
1 tablespoon olive oil                                                  
30 Shrimp, large (size 21x25)                    
1 cup jicama, sticks                                           
1 cup cucumber, chopped                                               
Pinch cayenne pepper, for garnish                 
Cilantro, leaves for garnish
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste*
1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste*   


Puree avocados, chopped cilantro, and the juice of 1 lime in a blender until smooth.

Season with 1/3 teaspoon salt (or to taste).

In a bowl toss shrimp with the olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper (or to taste), juice of 1/2 lime, and grill to perfection.

For presentation, serve the avocado sauce with three grilled shrimps and garnish with crispy sticks and cubes of jicama and cucumbers, sprinkled with the cayenne pepper and cilantro leaves. 

Serve as an appetizer or small lunch plate.

* Nutrition information does not include amounts “to taste”.

Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and magnesium, and a good source of folate, potassium and fiber.


Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    156
  • Carbohydrates:    8g
  • Total Fat:    12.2g
  • Cholesterol:    32mg
  • Saturated Fat:   1.7g
  • Dietary Fiber:    5g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    66%
  • Sodium:    173 mg
  • Protein:    6g
  • Recipe Credit
  • This recipe was developed by The Culinary Institute of America as an industry service for Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.



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