Blackened Shrimp with Avocado Ranch Dip


Avocado Ranch

Blackened seasoning



Avocado Ranch Dip

  • Place the avocado, lime juice, onion powder, garlic powder, buttermilk, parsley, chives and dill in the bowl of a food processor. 
  • Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, and process until smooth.
  • Adjust the seasoning as necessary and set aside.

Blackened Seasoning

  • Place all of the herbs and spices in a small bowl and stir to combine.


  • Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. 
  • Add the thawed shrimp followed by 2-3 tbsp of the blackened seasoning and a generous pinch of salt. 
  • Stir until the shrimp are well coated with the seasoning and saute for 5 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Place the shrimp on a serving platter with the avocado ranch dip and squeeze fresh lime juice over the shrimp.  Serve immediately with fresh lime wedges and enjoy!


  • Store leftover blackened seasoning in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month or so for maximum freshness.  It’s great with chicken, veggies and of course more shrimp!

* The blackened seasoning is super easy to whip up, and it really isn’t spicy.  I added 1 1/2 tbsp to 1 lb of shrimp and I have a spice intolerant family. You can certainly up the amount of cayenne pepper to your spice mix if you want to turn up the heat!

Contributor:  Marcie Bidou from Flavor the Moments

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