Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho with Shrimp

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This Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho with Shrimp is such a refreshing soup for a hot day! You can customize it by adding in a few extra toppings, like corn or tomatoes. This gazpacho soup with shrimp is the perfect dish for a summer party or an easy lunch or dinner when it’s hot outside! It’s creamy, but dairy-free and Paleo and Whole30 friendly.

Avocado Gazpacho with Cajun Chili Shrimp | Lexi's Clean KitchenCucumber Avocado Gazpacho Recipe

I love soup all year around, but on a hot day in the summer, a refreshing chilled soup is just what I’m looking for! This soup combines a refreshing mix of avocado, lemon, and cucumber that results in a creamy and flavorful gazpacho. I top it with a few spicy shrimp, corn, basil and hot peppers for a dreamy combination. Feel free to leave off the corn if you are looking for a Paleo or Whole30 soup and add in diced fresh tomatoes instead.

What is Gazpacho?

When you think of gazpacho, most people generally think of a cold soup made from primarily raw ingredients and blended up. The most common type of gazpacho would be one made with a tomato and cucumber base. It’s served as an appetizer or a light meal. This green gazpacho uses a similar technique of blending up cold ingredients but makes them creamy (yet dairy-free) thanks to the addition of ripe avocado.

Avocado Gazpacho with Cajun Chili Shrimp | Lexi's Clean KitchenGazpacho Topping Options

I loved this soup topped with the spicy shrimp and corn, but in reality you can top it with whatever your heart desires (or you have on hand). Some other options would be:

  • diced fresh tomato
  • additional diced avocado
  • additional diced cucumber
  • hot peppers
  • pickled jalapenos
  • crisp bacon

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Mexican Avocado Gazpacho with Cajun Shrimp

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:05 Total Time 0:15 Serves 2

Ingredients

    Gazpacho

    • 1 ripe Hass avocado, flesh
    • 1 small organic cucumber, peeled
    • 2 cups organic vegetable broth
    • 1 shallot, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, more to taste
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, more to taste

    Toppings

    • 1 husk local organic corn, cooked
    • 1 teaspoon basil, sliced thin for garnish
    • Optional: 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, for garnish
    • Optional: red chili pepper for garnish

    Optional: Cajun Chili Shrimp

    Directions

    1. In a medium-sized pot, bring 3 cups water to a boil and cook corn covered, until you can pierce with a fork.
    2. Pat shrimp dry and season with chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
    3. Heat oil in a small skillet. Once hot add in shrimp and cook for 5-8 minutes or until opaque and fully cooked through.
    4. Take shrimp off heat and set aside.
    5. Add all gazpacho ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
    6. Pour soup into desired serving dish. Top with corn, shrimp if using, extra slices of cucumber, basil, red chili pepper if using, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Serve cold.
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    Tequila Lime Shrimp

    This Tequila Lime Shrimp is packed with flavor, easy to make, and is the absolute perfect summer shrimp dish! It’s ready in under 15 minutes and you can pair it with veggies, zucchini noodles, rice or cauliflower rice for a delicious weeknight or weekend meal in no time. It’s gluten-free, low-carb and paleo friendly!

    Skillet tequila lime shrimp

    This Tequila Lime Shrimp recipe is one of those dishes that can be whipped up pretty quickly when you don’t have much else on hand. If you are like me, you’ll likely have some frozen shrimp hanging out in your freezer that can be defrosted quickly and the whole thing cooked up from start to finish in about 20 minutes. Serve with your favorite side dish, over a bed of greens or as tacos!

    Here’s what you need:

    • butter or oil
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 1 small yellow onion
    • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, about 15-20 shrimp
    • salt and pepper
    • clear tequila
    • 3 limes
    • handful of fresh cilantro

    Fork holding shrimp

    How can you defrost frozen shrimp quickly?

    Place the frozen shrimp in a bowl with cold water for about 5 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse under water for a minute and the shrimp will be ready to go!

    What can I serve this with?

    Tequila lime shrimp is versatile and you can serve it with so many different sides:

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    Tequila Lime Shrimp
    Serves 4
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    Prep Time
    10 min
    Cook Time
    8 min
    Prep Time
    10 min
    Cook Time
    8 min
    Ingredients
    1. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    2. 3 garlic cloves, minced
    3. 1 onion, minced
    4. 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp, about 20 shrimps
    5. Pinch of fine sea salt
    6. Pinch of black pepper
    7. 1/2 cup white tequila
    8. 1/3 cup fresh lime juice, about 3 limes
    9. 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
    Instructions
    1. In a skillet heat butter and sauté garlic and onions for 3 minutes until flagrant.
    2. Add in the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Let cook for 2 minutes until a little red starts to appear.
    3. Add in the tequila, lime juice, and cilantro and let cook until shrimp is opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes.
    4. Season with additional salt and pepper. Serve hot.
    Notes
    1. Clear tequila is always gluten-free!
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    One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce

    This One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans recipe in Chinese Garlic Sauce is the perfect, easy, whole30 compliant weeknight meal made in under 30 minutes!

    One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce

    One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce

    I love healthy versions of my favorite Chinese food recipes! Growing up, we often ordered Chinese food, and while I have a clear memory of how delicious it was, it’s obvious now how unhealthy those dishes can be. This garlic sauce is thick and flavorful, and reminds me so much of a yummy oyster sauce I used to order as a kid!

    One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce

    I love serving this dish over cauliflower rice, but white rice would be delicious too!

    One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce

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    Shrimp and Green Beans Recipe

    One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce

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    Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce

    Prep Time 0:05 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 00:20 Serves 4

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add green beans and season with salt and peppers. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until beginning to soften. Reduce heat and carefully pour 1/4 cup water in hot skillet (it will sputter, so be careful of steam) and cover pan with a tight fitting lid to steam for 10 minutes. Monitor carefully to make sure the water does not completely evaporate before the beans have steamed, adding more if necessary so they do not burn.
    2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together coconut aminos, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and sriracha and set aside.
    3. In a separate small bowl whisk arrowroot and 4 teaspoon water to make a slurry to thicken the sauce. Set aside.
    4. Once beans have steamed, uncover and add shrimp and toss. Add in coconut aminos sauce ingredients, mixing to ensure it cooks evenly.
    5. When shrimp has cooked through, add in slurry and bring to a simmer to thicken. Once thickened, immediately remove from heat.
    6. Serve hot and serve over cauliflower rice or white rice.
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    Easy Curry Shrimp (VIDEO)

    This Easy Curry Shrimp dish is perfect served on its own, served over cauliflower rice or white rice, OR inspired by my recent vacation, served with fresh tortillas, toasted coconut, homemade mango jam, and pico de gallo. Because that flavor combination is just wow! It’s made in under 30 minutes, is Whole30 compliant, and will be a new weeknight shrimp curry favorite.

    How to make Easy Curry Shrimp

    How to make curry shrimp:

    I am currently all about light, Spring-y, easy-to-throw-together meals. More specifically, 30-minutes or less, impress your guest kind of meals! Let’s make the perfect Curry Shrimp dish for dinner in under 30 minutes. Why is it the perfect weeknight meal? Three main reasons: It’s healthy, made with simple minimal ingredients, and it’s E-A-S-Y!

    Easy Shrimp Curry with toppings

    So much delicious flavor goin’ on. Your family will think you spent hours over the stove!

    How do you make shrimp curry

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    Easy Curry Shrimp

    This curry shrimp and rice recipe is so simple to prepare because you cook curry shrimp in a flash! Simply make the sauce, cook the shrimp, and serve! We loved having this with mango jam, tortillas, and pico de gallo, or serve it over rice, or cauliflower rice for a low carb option!

    How To Make Curry Shrimp Skillet

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    Easy Curry Shrimp
    Serves 3
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    Prep Time
    10 min
    Cook Time
    20 min
    Total Time
    30 min
    Prep Time
    10 min
    Cook Time
    20 min
    Total Time
    30 min
    Ingredients
    1. 1 1/2 lb. shrimp, devined and peeled
    2. 2 tbsp grass-fed butter or oil of choice
    Curry Sauce
    1. 1 tbsp oil or grass-fed butter
    2. 1 onion, minced
    3. 4 garlic cloves, minced
    4. 2 tbsp curry powder
    5. 1 can light coconut milk
    6. 1 tsp fine sea salt, more as desired
    7. 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper, more as desired
    8. Optional: 1 tsp sriracha, more as desired
    9. Optional: Garnish with chopped scallions
    10. Optional: 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
    11. Optional: 1/3 cup pico de gallo
    12. Optional: 1/4 cup mango chia jam
    13. Optional: Serve with my homemade tortillas/a>
    Instructions
    1. In a skillet, heat butter and add shrimp
    2. Cook shrimp until opaque
    3. Remove shrimp and set aside
    4. In the same skillet add butter or oil, then sauté onion and garlic for 2-4 minutes
    5. Add in coconut milk, curry powder, salt, and pepper
    6. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 7-10 minutes
    7. Add in shrimp and let simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes
    8. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as desired, add in optional sriracha here
    9. Serve hot with scallion garnish
    10. Coconut option: Place shredded coconut in a dry skillet and toss until toasted
    11. Pico De Gallo option: finely dice 1 small tomato, 1/4 onion, 1/4 jalapeño pepper and toss with 1 tsp olive oil, salt, pepper, small bunch of cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice
    12. Mango Chia Jam: follow these instructions, subbing mango for oranges
    Notes
    1. I use the optional sides when serving these with my homemade tortillas/a>
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    Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad

    I am so excited about this Spicy Shrimp & Citrus Salad. I am in love with the beautiful colors of winter citrus along with all the bursts of flavor it gives. Lettuce + Spicy Zesty Shrimp + Citrus + Grapefruit Dressing = the greatest combination. Everyone will love this easy shrimp salad recipe!

    Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad

    Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad

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     Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad

    Let’s make some beautiful Winter salads, my friends!

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    Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad

    Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad
    Serves 4
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    Prep Time
    10 min
    Cook Time
    8 min
    Prep Time
    10 min
    Cook Time
    8 min
    Ingredients
    1. 3-4 cups spinach, kale, or lettuce
    2. 1 grapefruit, cut into segments
    3. 1 orange, cut into segments
    4. 1 blood or cara cara orange, cut into segments
    5. 1/2 red onion, sliced
    For the Spicy Shrimp
    1. 15-20 shrimp, peeled and deveined
    2. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil
    3. 1 tablespoon chili powder
    4. 1 teaspoon paprika
    5. 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    6. 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
    7. 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
    8. Pinch cayenne powder, omit if you don't love spicy
    For the Grapefruit Vinaigrette
    1. 1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice
    2. 2 tablespoons avocado or extra-virgin olive oil
    3. 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
    4. 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
    5. 1 teaspoon honey
    6. Pinch fine sea salt
    Instructions
    1. In a bowl place spinach, kale, or lettuce
    2. Add in citrus segments and sliced onion and set aside
    3. In a bowl combine shrimp with spices
    4. In a skillet heat oil and add in shrimp
    5. Let cook for 8 minutes, tossing often, until shrimps are fully cooked and opaque
    6. While cooking whisk together dressing ingredients
    7. Add shrimp to the salad
    8. Dress with the dressing and serve
    Notes
    1. Citrus cut into segments looks like slices with no skin
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    Cajun Garlic Shrimp Noodle Bowls

    These Cajun Garlic Shrimp Noodle Bowls are the perfect 20 minute meal! Whole30-compliant, easy, and delicious with a little kick of spice!

    Cajun Garlic Shrimp Noodle BowlsCajun Garlic Shrimp Noodle Bowls

    Simple weeknight dinners. That’s what I’m all about these days, along with easy lunches and on-the-go snacks and breakfasts- too! I’m getting the vibe (via my Facebook page), that many of you are in the same boat, too.

    Cajun Garlic Shrimp Noodle Bowls

    To preface this post: I love my spiralizer. I use it at least once of week and usually don’t stray far from my beloved zucchini linguine.

    Cajun Garlic Shrimp Noodle Bowls

    This dish comes together in 15 minutes and can be adjusted based on the veggies you have on hand! Cajun-y, garlic-y, buttery deliciousness.

    Cajun Garlic Shrimp Noodle Bowls

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    Cajun Garlic Shrimp Noodle Bowls

    Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 0:20 Serves 2

    Ingredients

    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 3 tablespoons grass-fed butter
    • 10-20 jumbo shrimps, detailed

    Cajun seasoning

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    Directions

    1. Spiralize your zucchini using a spiralizer or even a mandolin will work, set aside
    2. Combine cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss with shrimp
    3. Heat butter and garlic in a pan over medium-high heat.
    4. Add in red pepper and onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
    5. Add in cajun shrimp and let cook until opaque.
    6. In a separate pan heat remaining tbsp of butter and lightly sauté zucchini noodles for 3 minutes.
    7. Place zucchini noodles in a bowl and top with garlic cajun shrimp and veggie mixture.
    8. Taste and add salt and seasoning as desired.
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    Do you have a spiralizer? What’s your favorite dish to spiralize?