Avocado Lime Shrimp Dip with a Little Spice
This chunky, flavorful avocado lime shrimp dip is a real fan favorite among my girlfriends. The first time I made it for a neighborhood get together it was decided that I would make this dip for EVERY get together. We’re attending a neighbor’s birthday party this evening and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share this recipe with y’all!
This recipe sounds like it’s more spicy than it actually is. I have a relatively weak palate and spicy food tends to destroy the taste of everything else I’m eating at the time. I do not have that problem with this dip. I seed the jalapenos so it takes most of the heat out of them. The lime juice also helps tone down the spice, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for nice flavor without having your taste buds seared.
You could use a larger cooked shrimp if you a a lover of big shrimp flavor. Using less lime juice and bigger diced vegetables could make this more of a shrimp salad and can be used as a side dish. All of the measurements I include are to taste. I have the hardest time sharing recipes because I don’t do a lot of measuring when I’m making dishes. I’m of the school where you add stuff until it looks right. This drives my daughters crazy when they ask me to share a recipe with them. I hope you make and enjoy this dish as much as we do.
And as a little bonus- did you know that avocados are really good for you too? Here’s an article from Health and Fitness Shop that outlines 13 Proven Health Benefits of Avocado. You gotta love something that is delicious and healthy!
Dice all ingredients. I dice everything into pretty small pieces. Remember, this is a dip so you want a bunch of each ingredient on each chip dipped.
Add each diced vegetable to the bowl.
Add shrimp, lime juice, and garlic salt. I didn't put a specific amount of garlic salt to add. I like mine with the zing of lots of salt. Start with a teaspoon or so and just add until it gets the way you like it.
I throw in some chopped cilantro at the very end. It's amazing how adding this makes so much difference in terms of flavor.
I serve the dip with tortilla chips. The zing of the lime with the saltiness of the garlic salt and chips makes for a great combination. I'm not generally shrimp lover, but the salad shrimp are small enough to just add a bit of nice texture and flavor that makes this dip so tasty.