Butter Lettuce with Shrimp, Avocado & Macadamia Nuts | VitaMedica

Butter Lettuce with Shrimp, Avocado & Macadamia Nuts

Butter Lettuce with Shrimp & Avocado













16 Medium Sized Shrimp

1 Baby or Butter Lettuce

1 package Sugar Snap Peas (about 2 cups)

1 Avocado

½ Red Bell Pepper

½ Lemon


Cocktail Sauce (optional)

Macadamia Nuts



4 Tablespoons Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard

Handful of Cilantro, chopped

Pepper and Salt

Dash Cayenne Pepper (to taste)



To make dressing, whisk ingredients in bowl.  Add pepper and salt to taste.


Peel, devein and cook shrimp in boiling water (about 5 minutes).  Drain, cool and set aside.


Wash lettuce, sugar snap peas and bell pepper.  Using sharp knife, tear off one end of snap peas and pull to tear away seam.  Clean and cut bell pepper into strips. 


Cut avocado in half.  With gentle pressure, push knife into seed, rotate knife and pull out seed.  Cut avocado into sections, then peel away skin.


In a large salad bowl, toss lettuce, sugar snap peas, bell pepper and macadamia nuts with dressing.  Place avocado and shrimp on top.  Squeeze lemon over salad.


Serve with cocktail sauce on side.


David H. Rahm, M.D. is the founder and medical director of The Wellness Center, a medical clinic located in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Rahm is also president and medical director of VitaMedica. Dr. Rahm is one of a select group of conventional medical doctors who have education and expertise in functional medicine and nutritional science. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Rahm has published articles in the plastic surgery literature and educated physicians about the importance of good peri-operative nutrition.