Yummy + Share: Spicy Avocado Shrimp Tower

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August 4th 2017

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Summer temps got us like, “It’s gettin’ hot in here!”

To beat the heat, we love this recipe that doesn’t have us slaving over a hot stove all day. Paleo chili mayo adds a little spice to our life, while the layers of rice, shrimp, and avocado are a cool treat for a hot day.

This beautiful recipe will impress even your pickiest friends. And did we mention it’s deceivingly easy to make?

Bonus: It’s gut-health friendly. Win-win.

The cauliflower rice and cucumber both contain high amounts of fiber and water content to help improve digestive health.1 And since cucumbers are almost 95 percent water, they also help keep you hydrated. Hello skin health and healthy weight management!2

Avocado. Cucumber. Cauliflower rice. And shrimp. The gang’s all here! These spicy avocado shrimp towers will impress even your pickiest friends.Yummy + Share: Spicy Avocado Shrimp Tower

Adapted from Paleo Hacks
Serves: 4
Time: 30 minutes
Gluten Free, Dairy Free


1 cup cauliflower rice
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 cup avocado, diced
1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
1 cup cooked shrimp (peeled, tails removed, coarsely chopped)
1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce
⅓ cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons hot chili sauce
1 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Salt and pepper to taste


Use a food processor or blender on pulse to finely chop the cauliflower florets.In a small bowl, mix the cauliflower rice and sesame oil.

In a second bowl, mash the avocado. Add the cilantro.

Combine the shrimp and soy sauce in a separate bowl—toss until shrimp is well coated.

In a fourth bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and hot chili sauce.

Using a 1-cup measuring cup, assemble the tower. Fill the cup ¼ of the way with diced cucumber, followed by ¼ cup of the avocado mixture, ¼ cup coated shrimp, and finally ¼ cup cauliflower rice. Apply slight pressure to level.

Place a plate on top of the measuring cup. Flip it upside-down. If the tower sticks to the cup, tap the bottom of the cup gently.

Garnish with a dollop of the spicy mayonnaise mixture and a sprinkle with sesame seeds. Salt and pepper to taste.



1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15797686

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2908954/

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