Spiced Shrimp and Avocado Toasts

Spiced Shrimp and Avocado Toasts

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A tasty appetizer or light meal.


  • 12 large shrimp (about 1/2 lb.), peeled, deveined, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 recipe of Toast Points


  1. Season the shrimp with the combined spices. Set a heavy 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add the oil and shrimp and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are opaque and firm to the touch, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cut in half lengthwise.
  2. Pit the avocados and scoop the flesh into a small bowl. Add 1 Tbs. lime juice, the chopped cilantro. Mash with a fork until relatively smooth and season with a heaping 1/2 tsp. salt and a few grinds of pepper.
  3. Spread the mashed avocado over the toasts and slice each toast into four even rectangles. Top each with two halved pieces of shrimp and serve.

Source: Fine Cooking – Spiced Shrimp and Avocado Toasts