Appetizers Gluten free Holiday/ Christmas spread

Avocado Shrimp Boats

As the days are getting longer and I see some clear signs of spring in my yard, I thought of making an avocado shrimp salad. This is our summer favorite go to for a cold salad. It’s an excellent after school snack and party pleaser too.

I like to serve this salad with Belgian Endives (ahn-deevs). The Endives have a crisp texture and a sweet, nutty flavor with a mild bitterness. If Endives are not available to you, you can replace it with a cracker, Swiss chard, or lettuce leaf.

You will need:

  • Belgian Endives
  • 9-10 deveined, peeled and cooked shrimp
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper as per taste
  • Spring onion for garnish
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. Separate the Belgian Endive leaves. Wipe the leaves with a moist paper towel. Keep aside.
  2. Remove the pit and cut the avocado into small pieces.
  3. Cut the shrimps into bit size pieces.
  4. Mix avocado, cut shrimp, chopped cilantro, cucumber, lemon juice, crushed pepper, spring onions, salt and pepper.
  5. Put about a tablespoon of the salad in the endive, sprinkle with black sesame seeds and serve.

By Cardamomncream

Hi, I’m Neeta and welcome to my blog, Cardamomncream. On this blog, you will find family recipes and some new recipes, but with a twist.
Cooking comes naturally to me, I guess I inherited it from my maternal grandmother. I love baking as it’s a good activity to spend time with my kids.
Baking is my first love. I had a home based baking business of custom cakes. But, with constant moves comes adjusting and settling to new environments and starting over again. So decided to share my experience and knowledge with you all.
The idea behind the blog is to document all my recipes and experience with food, and record all my traditional family recipes, which is a part of my culture.