When the sun is high and the air is warm, there’s no better way to complement the vibrant summer vibes than with a dish that’s both refreshing and packed with flavor. That’s where our Chili Lime Shrimp Wraps come into play. Imagine the tangy zest of fresh lime juice mingling with the warm, smoky notes of cumin and paprika, all enveloping tender, succulent shrimp. Wrapped in crisp lettuce with the creamy richness of avocado and the slight kick of red chili, this dish is a symphony of flavors and textures that promises to elevate your summer dining experience. Perfect for a light lunch on the patio, a healthy dinner after a day at the beach, or even as a chic appetizer for your next outdoor gathering, these wraps are as versatile as they are delicious.
Chili Lime Shrimp Wraps
A tantalizing blend of flavors and freshness, ready to make any mealtime a vibrant celebration.
- 1.5 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil, or extra-virgin olive oil, divided in half
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 fresh limes
- A handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- 8-10 romaine or butter lettuce leaves, rinsed and pat dried
- 1 large avocado, diced
- 1 red chili, thinly sliced
- In a large glass bowl, add shrimp, all seasonings, juice of 1 lime, garlic, and 1 Tablespoon of oil.
- Season with sea salt and pepper to your taste, then stir well to coat.
- If time allows, refrigerate/marinate for 15 minutes or so, covered.
- Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook until just pink, about 3-4 minutes.
- In a very large bowl, add cooked shrimp, diced avocado, cilantro, chili slices, juice of the second lime, and remaining oil. Gently stir to combine.
- Taste test and adjust seasoning with a pinch of sea salt and pepper if needed.
- Spoon the avocado shrimp mixture into lettuce leaves and enjoy immediately.
Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content
Let’s explore the nutritional benefits and the low-carb profile of our main ingredients, making this dish a perfect fit for a keto-friendly lifestyle:
- Shrimp: Virtually carb-free and packed with protein, shrimp is a great seafood option for keto diets.
- Avocado: Rich in healthy fats, fiber, and containing a minimal amount of net carbs (about 2g per 100g), avocados are keto superfoods.
- Romaine or Butter Lettuce: Both are low in carbs, with romaine containing about 1.5g of carbs per 100g, and butter lettuce slightly less, making them ideal for wraps.
- Limes: While fruits are often limited on a keto diet, the juice of a lime has only about 1.1g of carbs per tablespoon, adding a burst of flavor without the carb load.
- Spices and Herbs: Cumin, paprika, garlic, and cilantro add depth and complexity to the dish without contributing significant carbs.
Total carbs for the recipe are minimal, primarily coming from the avocado and lime juice, making these wraps an excellent choice for those monitoring their carbohydrate intake.
A Summer Staple with a Keto Twist
Chili Lime Shrimp Wraps are more than just a meal; they’re a celebration of fresh, vibrant flavors that bring joy and refreshment to your summer table. With their low carb content, they seamlessly fit into a ketogenic lifestyle, allowing you to indulge in the season’s bounty without compromising your dietary goals.
Whether you’re hosting a summer soirée or simply enjoying a quiet meal at home, these wraps are sure to delight. So, why wait? Embrace the flavors of summer and make these delicious wraps a staple in your culinary repertoire.
Recipe and image by @cleanfoodcrush