Summer Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

What You Will Need


  • 1.5 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil, or extra-virgin olive oil, divided in half
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 fresh limes
  • a handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 8-10 romaine or butter lettuce leaves, rinsed and pat dried
  • 1 large avocado, diced 
  • 1 red chili, thinly sliced


  1. In a large glass bowl, add shrimp, all seasonings, juice of 1 lime, garlic, and 1 Tablespoon of oil.
  2. Season with sea salt and pepper to your taste, then stir well to coat.
  3. If time allows, refrigerate/marinate for 15 minutes or so, covered.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook until just pink, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. In a very large bowl, add cooked shrimp, diced avocado, cilantro, chili slices, juice of 1 lime and remaining oil.
  6. Gently stir to combine.
  7. Taste test and season with a pinch of sea salt and pepper if needed.
  8. Add spoonfuls of the avocado shrimp mixture to lettuce leaves as shown, and enjoy.

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