We wanted a simple, fresh and light dinner and I had a perfectly ripe avocado. This recipe did the trick and we enjoyed it with a glass of chilled Pinot Grigio.
Instead of shrimp, I used a bag of Trader Joe's Langostino Tails -- that is pre-cooked, chopped and frozen -- and what a timesaver! After some research, I discovered this is squat lobster meat (love the name!) and tastes a bit like crab. I thawed, rinsed and dried the Langostino tails. Of course you can use shrimp or other seafood as well. Enjoy!
This serves two hungry souls:
1 avocado, chopped (firm, not too ripe)
1/3 purple onion, chopped
A bag of Trader Joe's Langostino Tails, thawed, rinsed and dried
1/2 of a standard-sized cucumber, peel and chop
Fresh lemon and lime juice (2 TB of each)
Olive oil - 3 TB or to taste
Fresh minced garlic (to taste)
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
A splash of hot sauce
Chop avocado, onion, cucumber and add the langostinos tails or chopped shrimp.
Mix the olive oil, lemon and lime juice, garlic, and add this to the avocado, onion, langostinos, and cucumber. Mix well.
Sprinkle salt and pepper, add hot sauce to taste, and serve immediately.
Note: We did keep a little bit for the next day and it was still fresh and delicious 24 hours later. The lemon and lime juice helps to preserve the avocado.