Avocado Mousse and Shrimp on Tortilla Chips Recipe

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This recipe for Avocado Mousse and Shrimp on Tortilla Chips, from Summer on a Plate by Anna Pump, is the perfect hors d’oeuvre for any outdoor party. To serve it as a first course, simply divide the chips, mousse, and shrimp among small plates.


  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 bunch cilantro, for garnish
  • One 7-ounce bag tortilla chips
  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked shrimp (about 30 shrimp)


  1. Combine the lime juice, garlic, cilantro, avocado, salt, jalapeño, and onion in a food processor and process until completely smooth.

  2. Whip the cream until soft peaks hold. Fold the avocado purée into the cream.

  3. Line a serving plate with cilantro. Heap each chip with a teaspoon of mousse, then top each with a shrimp and place on a serving plate.