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Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups

Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups with Tomato Salsa, Avocado, and Lime Crema

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In our, ahem, extensive research, we’ve found that few things are as satisfying as biting into a perfectly assembled lettuce wrap piled high with toppings. In our Mexican take on this Asian preparation, spice-marinated shrimp are skewered and grilled to peak tenderness, then served in butter lettuce cups with a zingy tomato-onion salsa. Sliced avocado and lime crema put this dish over the edge of deliciousness.


  • < 600 Calories
  • For The Grill

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By Chef Elana

By Chef Elana

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Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • shrimp
    8 ounces
  • red onion
    red onion
  • lime
  • head butter lettuce
    head butter lettuce
  • grape tomatoes
    1 cup
    grape tomatoes
  • Cholula hot sauce
    1 packet
    Cholula hot sauce
  • Chobani nonfat Greek yogurt
    1 container
    Chobani nonfat Greek yogurt
  • avocado
  • wooden skewers
    wooden skewers
  • smoked paprika
    1/4 teaspoon
    smoked paprika
  • chili powder
    1/8 teaspoon
    chili powder
  • ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon
    ground cumin
  • dried oregano
    1/8 teaspoon
    dried oregano
  • garlic powder
    1/8 teaspoon
    garlic powder

What You’ll Need

  • grill or grill pan

Cooking Steps

  1. Marinate Shrimp

    Marinate Shrimp

    Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Pat shrimp dry with paper towel. Season all over with spice mix. Set aside to marinate at room temperature.
  2. Prepare Ingredients

    Prepare Ingredients

    While shrimp marinates, submerge skewers in water, if using. Peel onion, halve, and thinly slice as much as desired. Halve lime. Rinse lettuce, separate leaves into 6 cups, and divide between 2 serving plates, snacking on remainder. Rinse tomatoes and halve.
  3. Make Lime Crema

    Make Lime Crema

    Add hot sauce and 1 squeeze lime juice to container with Chobani yogurt and stir to combine. Season with ⅛ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Prepare Avocado and Make Salsa

    Prepare Avocado and Make Salsa

    Halve avocado and discard pit. Using a spoon, carefully scoop out flesh, discarding skin. Thinly slice and place on a plate. Squeeze over another squeeze of lime juice. In a small bowl, stir together onion, tomatoes, remaining lime juice, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired.
  5. Grill Shrimp

    Grill Shrimp

    Brush grill with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Thread shrimp evenly onto skewers, if using. Season shrimp all over with ½ teaspoon salt. Add to grill and cook until just pink, 1-2 minutes per side.
  6. Plate Lettuce Cups

    Plate Lettuce Cups

    Add shrimp to lettuce cups, dividing evenly. Top with salsa, avocado, and a drizzle of lime crema. Use your hands to eat because it's fun to skip utensils. Enjoy!

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