Shrimp-Stuffed Avocado Halves


Indulge in the exquisite combination of sea and garden with Ocean's Delight: Shrimp-Stuffed Avocado Halves. This dish is a decadent blend of succulent, seasoned shrimp nestled in creamy avocado halves, creating a symphony of flavors and textures. Perfect for a light lunch, an appetizer, or a chic party platter, these shrimp-stuffed avocados are as visually stunning as they are delicious. It's a gourmet experience that's both satisfying and refreshingly simple to prepare.

Shrimp-Stuffed Avocado Halves

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 stuffed avocado half

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 220 kcal
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 85mg
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 2g


  • 2 ripe avocados, halved and pitted
  • 200g (7oz) cooked shrimp, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Lime wedges (for serving)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Scoop out a small portion of each avocado half to create more space for the filling.
  2. In a skillet, heat olive oil. Sauté chopped shrimp with salt and pepper until heated through.
  3. In a bowl, combine cooked shrimp, red onion, tomato, lime juice, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Fill each avocado half with the shrimp mixture.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with lime wedges.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use ripe but firm avocados for easy handling and a creamy texture.
  • Add a splash of hot sauce or diced jalapeño for a spicy kick.
  • Serve chilled for a refreshing appetizer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this dish in advance?

Prepare the shrimp mixture ahead, but stuff the avocados just before serving to prevent browning.

How can I store leftovers?

Best enjoyed fresh. Storing may cause avocados to brown.

Can I use other seafood?

Absolutely, crab or lobster make excellent substitutes.