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Avocados are great. Shrimp stuffed avocados are even better! This makes a perfect appetizer for warm dinner nights with friends and family.

Shrimp Stuffed Avocados


  • 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 tablespoon cumin

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • Olive oil

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mayo

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Greek yogurt

  • 2 limes

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons red and yellow bell peppers, minced

  • 2 tablespoons red onion, minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

  • Salt & pepper

  • Handful of cilantro

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped

  • Splash of red wine vinegar

  • 2 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, and scooped whole from skin


  1. Season shrimp with spices. Cook in a pan with olive oil until they begin to brown slightly and turn opaque. Remove from pan and set aside to cool.

  2. Meanwhile, mix together the mayo sauce by combining mayo, yogurt, juice of half a lime, orange juice, bell peppers, red onion, a dash of chili pepper, salt and pepper.

  3. For the cilantro lime sauce, combine cilantro, garlic, juice of one lime, a splash of red wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt in a processor or blender.

  4. When shrimp is cool, roughly chop and mix into creamy sauce.

  5. Fill avocados and serve on tostadas or lettuce. Drizzle cilantro lime sauce on top.

Shrimp Stuffed Avocados




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- For these shrimp stuffed avocados, first thing I'm going to prep is the shrimp. I got these peeled and deveined already. I'm going to spice them up with a bunch of paprika. I like it real spicy and smokey. I'm going to add some cumin in there, chili powder, and some salt. I'm just going to hit it up with some olive oil. And give it a good mix. This smells so freaking good. Once that's all mixed, I'm just going to cook them up in a pan. You don't have to worry about getting them browned or anything, you just want them cooked through. We got a pan here, a little more olive oil. In goes the shrimp. Turn them around. You'll see that they'll start curling up, and turning opaque, that's when you know they're done. So, while that's cooking, I'm going to work on the mayo sauce. Add some mayo, greek yogurt, it's still creamy but its got some tang, and beautifully minced red yellow pepper, and some red onion. Just for that pop of color. For some more flavor I'm going to add the juice of some lime. Good squeeze there, half the lime. And orange. Sweet, sweet orange. That's it. Next, I'm going to check on the shrimp. Oh, yes. I think these are done. Lets turn it off. Okay, so I'm going to let that cool while I make the cilantro sauce. Cilantro sauce is real easy, it's basically a chimichurri. I got a whole bunch here, just roughly chop it up. You just want to get it real fine. Okay, so, in a bowl I'm going to add some chopped garlic, the cilantro, some more lime juice, red wine vinegar. Olive oil. Doesn't that sound delicious? Add a little bit of salt. Lets mix that up. And that's it. Roughly chop the shrimp. Look at that color. From the paprika, chili powder. Careful if it's still hot. I know you're hungry. You just want to make sure that the shrimp is not too big because we're going to fill them up in some avocado so you want some nice little bit sized pieces. Alright, I'm going to add this to the mayo sauce, right in the bowl. Give that a good mix, that's a good color. Now, I'm going to set that aside and work on the avocados. Got two here, cut them in half, work around the pit. Give it a twist, and there's the pit, just hack it, twist, and that's it. Now, we want to keep the avocado whole because we're going to stuff them. Just get a large spoon and carefully scoop around the avocado, you don't want to break it up too much. As whole as you can get it. Like that, and scoop it out of the skin. Work on the second avocado. Twist. Alright. You could leave them in the skin but, I like how pretty it looks when it's just all bright green. Okay. You don't want your avocados sliding all over the place like they're some drunk fools. So, you're going to take your knife and carefully on the bottom just slice off a bit so you have that flat surface. There you go. Do the same on all the avocados. No need to slice off too much, just a nice little flat surface. Now, I'm ready to stuff. I put here with some crispy tortillas. In here. Yup. Boom. Fill them up with that shrimp filling. I love the color contrast here. The creamy avocado, with some crunch from the peppers and the onion, with spicy shrimp. And finally, that cilantro sauce. Then, just go ahead and drizzle it on. And that's it. And there you have it, shrimp stuffed avocados, that are great for entertaining friends. Have them as appetizers or by yourself when you just want to get stuffed. Yeah, stuffed. Hope you give them a try.