Make this with Only Four Ingredients: Spicy Shrimp with Avocado

August 31, 2018

I personally believe that Avocado is seriously underrated in the Philippines. When I ask most people “How do you enjoy eating Avocado?” they always reply with either guacamole or mashed with sugar and milk. I understand the uneasiness of toying around with Avocado, especially with its seasonal availability and varied usage. But Avocado is actually quite a versatile ingredient to have around. Its rich, creamy texture is perfect against crisp, refreshing salads with tangy vinaigrettes. Avocado also pairs well with shellfish, especially shrimp, as you will see in today’s recipe.

This simple Spicy Shrimp with Avocado is a play of both flavor and texture. Heck, we only used 4 ingredients to prepare it! For this recipe, we just used bottled Raspberry Vinaigrette, which you can buy in most groceries and supermarkets, and fired it up with a bit of Tabasco. The spicy zing of the dressing complements the supple texture of the shrimp (make sure to not overcook it, though!), and is finished off with a buttery avocado slice. It’s the perfect appetizer to welcome summer.

Spicy Shrimp with Avocado

Total Time: 20 minutes / Yield: 1-2 servings

Ingredients for the Shrimp and Avocado

  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 10 shrimps, boiled, halved, and slightly seasoned with salt

Ingredients for the Dressing

  • 2-3 tbsp raspberry vinaigrette
  • 1/2 tsp Tabasco


  1. Arrange the avocado slices on plate and top with shrimp.
  2. Drizzle with raspberry vinaigrette and Tabasco.
  3. Serve.
Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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6 responses to “Make this with Only Four Ingredients: Spicy Shrimp with Avocado”

  1. What, no bacon?:D
    Seriously, this looks delectable.:D

  2. Tere Tenorio says:

    Where can I buy raspberry vinaigrette? 🙂

  3. a says:

    Looks great! As a gal from Southern California I have had my fair share of avocados and always love the pairing with fish/shellfish. I am intrigued by the idea of avocado,milk, and sugar. Will be trying both out soon.

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