Recipe Exchange: Dips!

Welcome the new weekly thread, Recipe Exchange! I’ll post this on Fridays around lunchtime with a theme. Share recipes around that theme, or if you’ve just made something amazing, feel free to veer off topic. (Note: my WordPress account was created long before I became The Duchess Approves.)

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Today’s theme: Dips! Because they are my favorite of all food categories. And because I can’t help singing Da Dip when I’m making them.


Avocado Shrimp Salsa

  • 2 small or 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1 1/2 c pico de gallo (I buy this premade at my grocery store, but if that’s not available: 1 c diced tomatoes, 1/2 c diced red onion, 1-2 diced jalapenos, 2-3 tbsp chopped cilantro, juice of 1 lime, 1/2 tsp salt)
  • 12oz frozen pre-cooked shimp (I buy small ones – one size larger than the teeny salad shrimp)
  • 3 tbsp Spicy cocktail sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Rinse the shrimp in a colander to thaw. Chop any shrimp are larger than bite size.
  2. In a bowl combine all ingredients, folding gently so as not to bruise the avocado pieces.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours to let the flavors combine.
    Serve cold with tortilla chips. I like the scoop-style chips so you can get a full bite in.