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Spicy Grilled Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado and Mango Dip

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado and Mango Dip

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  • Author: Kara and Marni Powers
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


Not only were these light and fresh bites addictive, they were also easily transportable from cooler to our cobalt blue table.



Spicy Grilled Shrimp

  • 2 lbs raw medium-sized shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 2 T EVOO
  • 2 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 T paprika
  • 1 t cayenne pepper
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t pepper

Avocado and Mango Dip

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 T EVOO
  • 2 1/2 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 c chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 t ground cumin
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted, and finely chopped
  • 1/4 c red onion, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper throughout


  1. Preheat the grill to medium.
  2. In a bowl, toss the shrimp with EVOO, lemon juice, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt and pepper. With tongs, place the shrimp on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until the shrimp are pink with grill marks. Remove from heat onto a platter.
  3. In a bowl, add the avocado and EVOO and mash together with a fork until smooth. Add the lemon juice, ground cumin, and stir. Add the mango, onion, basil and season generously with salt and pepper. Serve alongside the shrimp and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Side
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