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Easy Shrimp Pita Wrap

This easy-to-make shrimp pita wrap is a perfect blend of zesty salsa, creamy guacamole, and succulent shrimp, all tucked into a soft pita for a meal that's sure to blow your taste buds.
Shrimp Pita Wrap

Are you looking for a quick yet delicious meal idea? Look no further than this Shrimp Pita Wrap! 

This dish is not only mouth-watering but also healthy and easy to prepare. 

Perfect for a light lunch or a satisfying dinner, this recipe combines the flavors of fresh salsa, creamy guacamole, savory shrimp, and a unique homemade cashew dressing, all wrapped up in a soft pita. 

Salivating yet? Let me show you how you can whip up this delicious dish in no time!

Shrimp Pita Wrap

Ingredients For Shrimp Pita Wrap

For the Salsa:

  • A handful of baby tomatoes: You can use two medium-sized tomatoes if you don’t have baby tomatoes.
  • Onion: I diced half of a small red onion. 
  • Fresh cilantro: For the earthy flavor.
  • A pinch of cumin: A staple in many salsa dishes. It adds a nice flavor that you shouldn’t skip.
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)

For the Guacamole:

  • One ripe avocado: I used a medium avocado and mashed it.
  • Salt: (to taste)
  • A pinch of cumin: For added flavor.

For the Dressing:

Shrimp Pita cashew dressing

For the Shrimp:

  • Shrimp: I used 12oz of large shrimp that has been peeled, deveined, and tail removed.
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • Garlic powder (to taste)

Additional:

  • Pita wraps

How to Prepare

To make this delicious shrimp pita wrap, follow these step-by-step process to ensure a great tasting meal.

Step 1: Make the Salsa 

Shrimp Pita salsa

Start by chopping the baby tomatoes and onions. Mix them in a bowl with chopped cilantro, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your liking. This fresh salsa will add a zesty flavor to your wrap.

Step 2: Guacamole Preparation

Shrimp Pita Guacamole

Mash a ripe avocado in a bowl. Add a pinch of cumin and salt to taste. The creaminess of the guacamole will complement the texture of the shrimp.

Step 3: Cook the Shrimp

cooked shrimp

Season the shrimp with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Make sure each shrimp is evenly coated for the best flavor.

Cook the shrimp in a skillet over medium heat until they are pink and slightly golden. This should take about 4-5 minutes.

Step 4: Assemble the Shrimp Pita Wrap 

Shrimp Pita Wrap

Take a warmed pita wrap and spread a generous layer of guacamole. Add a layer of the fresh salsa. Place the cooked shrimp on top, and drizzle with the homemade cashew dressing

Serving: Roll up the pita wrap and cut it in half. Serve immediately for the best taste.

Why This Shrimp Pita Wrap?

  • Healthy Ingredients: This recipe is packed with fresh and nutritious ingredients.
  • Quick and Easy: It’s perfect for a fast-paced lifestyle, as it takes minimal time to prepare.
  • Customizable: You can easily adjust the ingredients according to your taste preferences or dietary needs.
  • Flavorful: The combination of spicy salsa, creamy guacamole, and savory shrimp wrapped in a soft pita is absolutely irresistible.
Shrimp Pita Wrap

What Are Some Plant-Based Alternatives for Shrimp in This Recipe?

For a vegetarian version, you can replace the shrimp with grilled tofu, tempeh, or even a mix of grilled vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms. 

Just make sure to season your alternative choice similarly to how the shrimp is seasoned in the recipe.

How Long Can I Store Leftover Shrimp Pita Wraps?

It’s best to consume the Shrimp Pita Wraps fresh. However, if you have leftovers, you can store the components separately in the refrigerator. 

The salsa and guacamole can last for up to 2 days, while the cooked shrimp can be kept for up to 3 days. I recommend assembling the wrap just before eating to maintain freshness.

Can I Use Frozen Shrimp for This Recipe?

Yes, you can use frozen shrimp. Just make sure to thaw them properly before cooking. 

The best way to thaw shrimp is by leaving them in the refrigerator overnight. Avoid thawing them in warm water as it can affect the texture.

In summary, this Shrimp Pita Wrap is a perfect blend of taste, health, and convenience. It’s a great option for anyone looking for a quick yet satisfying meal.

Whether you’re a busy professional, a student, or just someone who loves good food, this recipe is sure to impress. Give it a try and let me know in the comments if you prepared it. 

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Shrimp Pita Wrap

Get ready for a tasty treat with this Shrimp Pita Wrap! It's a simple mix of zesty salsa, smooth guacamole, and tasty shrimp in a soft pita. Perfect for a quick bite or a yummy dinner.
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Servings: 4 pita wraps
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Eleanor

Ingredients

For the Salsa

  • 2 tomatoes - 2 medium sized tomatoes, or 1 handful of baby tomatoes, diced.
  • ½ onion - medium sized onion, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro - chopped
  • tsp cumin
  • tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper

For the Guacamole

  • 1 avocado - ripe and mashed
  • salt - a pinch
  • cumin - a pinch

For the Shrimp

  • 12 oz shrimp - peeled, deveined, and tail off. Frozen and thawed shrimp works well.
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 4 Pita

For the Dressing

Instructions

  • Combine chopped cilantro, tomato, onions, cumin, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Mash a ripe avocado in a separate bowl. Add cumin and salt to taste. Cover and set aside.
  • Season the shrimp with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Make sure each shrimp is evenly coated for the best flavor.
    Heat a skillet over medium heat with a tsp of oil. Put the shrimp in the skillet and cook the shrimp for 4-5 minutes, until they turn pink and get a little golden.

Assemble the Shrimp Pita Wrap 

  • Take a warmed pita wrap and spread a generous layer of guacamole.
    Add a layer of the fresh salsa. Place the cooked shrimp on top, and drizzle with the homemade cashew dressing.
    Repeat for the rest of the pitas and serve.

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