MAKES 4 SERVINGS
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 4 minutes
½ cup coarsely chopped cilantro
¼ cup coarsely chopped parsley
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
¼ teaspoon sea salt
2 large ripe avocados
Freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
1 pound cooked shrimp, cut into bite-size pieces
1 Granny Smith apple, cut into bite-size pieces
2 scallions, sliced
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, toasted (optional)
To make the dressing, combine the cilantro, parsley, olive oil, lime juice, cumin, coriander, jalapeño, garlic, and salt in a food processor and process until smooth.
Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Spritz the cut flesh with lemon or lime juice and sprinkle with salt. Make a well in the avocado halves by scooping out some, of the flesh, leaving a ½-inch border. Place the flesh in a bowl and mash it lightly with a fork. Add the shrimp, apple, and scallion and 4 tablespoons of the dressing; stir until evenly coated. (Reserve the rest of the dressing for another use; it will keep for 5 days in the fridge.)
Spoon the shrimp mixture into the well of the avocado halves, making a nice mounded scoop in each. Sprinkle with toasted pumpkin seeds and serve immediately.
A note to Rebecca: Thank you for sharing this recipe with us! You can find more of Rebecca’s delicious recipes on her web site, in the recipe box. (To learn more about healthy fats, check out this interview I did with Rebecca.)
Reprinted with permission from The Healthy Mind Cookbook Copyright © 2015 by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson, Ten Speed Press, a division of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA.
Rebecca Katz invented the term “Culinary Translator” to describe what I do, which is essentially translating nutritional science to the plate, seasoned by wisdom and the alchemy of flavor. Ater a stressed-out career in the business world, Rebecca was led to seek out a more nourishing life. She found the answer in a signora’s kitchen in Florence, and went on to formal culinary training at the Natural Gourmet Institute. Since then, she has become Executive Chef for the Food As Medicine professional nutrition training program, obtaining a Masters of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University, and publishing her first science-based cookbook, Healing Kitchens.
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