Southwest Shrimp Cups

Posted by Dr. Scott Wilson | 01-Jul-2015

Fresh bright flavours and textures make these lettuce cups perfect appetizers for a holiday get-together or any time. Let guests help themselves or fill up the lettuce cups and serve on a platter alongside fresh vegetables.


  • 1 lb (500 g) large raw shrimp, tails off, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin or chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) fresh ground pepper
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced red bell pepper
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) plain 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) grated lime rind
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) lime juice
  • 1 head Boston lettuce


  • In a bowl, toss together shrimp, oil, cumin and pepper until coated.
  • In a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; sauté shrimp, stirring for about 5 minutes or until pink and firm; remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, lime rind and juice. Add cooked shrimp, avocado, red pepper and cilantro and toss well to coat.
  • Separate leaves from lettuce head for the cups and fill each with some of the shrimp mixture to serve or let guests help themselves by spooning out the filling into their lettuce cups.

Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Servings: 16

Source: (recipe developed by Emily Richards, PH Ec.).

Dr. Scott Wilson

Dr. Scott Wilson is the Founder & Chairman of Physiomed; one of Canada’s largest franchised networks of inter-disciplinary healthcare clinics. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Wilson founded Physiomed in 1994 and has since grown Physiomed to over 30 clinics in Southern Ontario and British Columbia. With hundreds of practitioners from over a dozen disciplines, Dr. Wilson and Physiomed have helped over 100,000 Canadians with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, orthotic therapy, compression therapy and clinical conditioning as part of a program of rehabilitation and health optimization. In addition to helping patients improve their physical and mental well-being, Dr. Wilson has also mentored hundreds of practitioners to provide better care while enjoying more fulfilling careers. He is also a keynote speaker on many health related topics including how physiotherapy, chiropractic and health & wellness treatment can help with stress, weight loss, and unlocking the true potential within to achieve lasting physical well-being.

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