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Shrimp Cups With Chunky Avocado Salsa

Take your taste buds on a tropical vacation with these shrimp cups that are packed with flavor and texture. The succulent shrimp is perfectly balanced by the creamy avocado salsa, creating a harmonious blend of sweet, savory, and spicy notes.

Tasty Team
May 04, 2023
99% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Shrimp Cups With Chunky Avocado Salsa

Under 30 minutes


for 12 servings


  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 1 lb shrimp (450 g)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Avocado Salsa

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 tomato, large, diced
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup jalapeño (25 g), diced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (15 g), chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • sour cream, as garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 172
  • Fat 7g
  • Carbs 16g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 10g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C).
  2. Butter each side of the tortillas and cut into even quarters, making 24 pieces.
  3. Place one piece in each cup of a muffin tin and push down so it creates a cup shape. (Make 2 batches or use 2 muffin tins to make the full amount of cups).
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crisp.
  5. In a bowl, mix together shrimp, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, chili powder, cayenne, garlic, and lime juice.
  6. Cook over medium high heat for 8 minutes, flipping halfway. Set aside.
  7. In another bowl, combine diced avocado, tomato, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Stir gently.
  8. Assemble the cups by placing a spoonful of the avocado salsa in the toasted cup. Place a piece of shrimp on top, followed by a dollop of sour cream.
  9. Serve with lime wedges.
  10. Enjoy!
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Shrimp Cups With Chunky Avocado Salsa