shrimp rolls with pepita and cilantro pesto recipe


Shrimp Rolls with Pepita and Cilantro Pesto

Shrimp Rolls with Pepita and Cilantro Pesto

Rollos de Camarón con Pesto de Pepita y Cilantro, recipe courtesy of Alisa Romano

Recipe Yield

4 servings

Cooking time

20 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.15 from 7 votes


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for brushing buns
  • 1 small clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
  • Pinch kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 1 pound shrimp cleaned, deveined, tails removed
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 potato hot dog buns
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and sliced
  • Pepita and Cilantro Pesto as desired
  • Serrano Chile in Lime and Oil as desired

To Prepare

  • Preheat the grill to medium high.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add olive oil, garlic, cilantro and a pinch of salt. Mix together and add the shrimp. Toss to coat well and keep refrigerated until ready to grill.
  • Place the shrimp on the grill. You can skewer them so they’re easier to flip. Cook until they’re opaque in color, a few minutes per side. Remove from grill and let cool.
  • In a bowl, toss the grilled shrimp with the mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Brush the insides of the hot dog buns with olive oil and place open faced onto the grill to lightly toast.
  • To the toasted buns, add a few slices of avocado and a good amount of the grilled shrimp with mayonnaise. Top with a drizzle of pepita pesto and a few – or many (depending on how spicy you like it) - drops of serrano chile oil.


8comments inShrimp Rolls with Pepita and Cilantro Pesto

  1. Nannette

    Jan 05

    I love this recipe, so easy, delicious and then some. Only thing I did different was use Japanese mayo since I like it better than regular.,,, give this a try you won’t be disappointed.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 14

      So I heard! I am going to get myself some, yay!

  2. ColbyJ

    Jun 23

    A delicious winner! The chili lime oil really finishes this dish.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 30

      Yay, gracias Colby!

  3. Kathryn

    Jul 01

    Thank you Pati! This is a wonderful recipe. Really easy to prepare and great flavor combination, with the pesto and chili lime oil. I love the cilantro and pepita pesto.
    I didn’t have an avocado, but I did not miss it.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 18

      So happy you liked these rolls Kathry, yay!


    Jun 24

    I cannot access the serrano chile in lime and oil…
    Looks delicious. Is that all it is? A sliced chile, what amount of lemon and oil? 50/50?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 08

      Sorry you were having trouble with that recipe, here is a direct link for you, enjoy it!

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