What can one say about a great Guacamole except to ask for delicious things to dip into it. This is no exception. Simple, delicious and flavorful, this recipe is a winner, every time.

Chunky Guacamole and Shrimp Wraps
Recipe type: Appetizers
Serves: 8
  • 1 ripe avocado; halved, pitted
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 jalapeno; seeded, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 flour tortillas (7" diameter)
  • 1/2 Cup chopped cilantro (loosely packed)
  • 12 cooked medium shrimp; split lengthwise, and veins removed
  • 8 large firm cherry tomatoes; sliced paper-thin
  • cilantro sprigs; for garnish
  1. Coarsely mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork. Stir in the mayonnaise, onion, lime juice and jalapeno, then salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Spread the avocado mixture on the tortillas to the edges, about 2 tablespoons on each. Scatter about 12 cilantro leaves on each. Place 6 shrimp halves across the top 1/4 of the tortilla. Place the sliced tomatoes over the shrimp, dividing evenly.
  3. Start with the shrimp end and roll up tightly. Wrap airtight in plastic; twist ends. Refrigerate 2 to 6 hours.
  4. Cut each in half (to accompany soup) or in 4 pieces (as hors d'oeuvre). Arrange on a platter; garnish with cilantro. Serve as appetizers or with soup.
This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings with soup, 6 to 8 hors d'oeuvre servings.

Each of 8 servings: 160 calories; 348 mg sodium; 166 mg cholesterol; 4 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 11 grams carbohydrates; 20 grams protein; 1.57 grams fiber.

NOTES : Recipe by Abby Mandel, cookbook author, syndicated food columnist, and a James Beard Foundation award winner

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