Feb 26, 2024 Shrimp Stuffed Avocado

shrimp stuffed avocado

This month's superfood, the avocado (AKA the “alligator pear”) is no stranger to the spotlight. 

The avocado has become and remains a popular culinary staple, and for good reason. They’ve got everything you would look for in a superfood: they're highly nutritious, very satiating, and incredibly versatile. You would probably be hard pressed to name another food that you can add to burgers and sandwiches, blend into smoothies and incorporate into ice cream. That alone should be a superfood power in it of itself, but in looking at the nutrition profile it no wonder avocados are dubbed “the most nutritious fruit in the world.”

Avocados are also highly nutritious, loaded with a plethora of nutrients including vitamins C, E and K, most B-vitamins, magnesium, and copper. They are also a great source of monounsaturated fats which have been shown to preserve brain functionality, improve mental health and reduce the risk of depression. When it comes to their superfood powers, avocados contain higher amounts of folate and potassium compared to other fruits of similar size which are both essential for fetal and prenatal health. 

Lastly, one of the best things about avocado is that their ultra-mild flavor and taste makes them as versatile as they are nutrition. They can be used in sweet dishes and recipes like smoothies, used as a replacement for mayonnaise or eggs in salads and baked goods or lend themselves to more classic savory dishes like guacamole or blended into salad dressings. Stuffed avocado recipes like this Shrimp Stuffed Avocado recipe showcase the innovative ways avocados can be used to support a healthy diet.


  • 1 lb. small shrimp (cooked, 40-50 count size)
  • 1 medium Roma tomato, diced
  • ½ medium English cucumber, diced
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp hot sauce
  • 2 extra-large avocados (halved, pitted and flesh scooped out to put into mixture)


1. To a large bowl, add all the ingredients and stir to combine. 
2. Prepare avocados by hollowing out the area to fill the avocado halves.
3. Dice the scooped avocado flesh and add it into the shrimp mixture.
4. Taste the mixture and as desired, add additional salt, pepper, lime juice, hot sauce to taste.
5. Spoon the mixture into the hollowed-out avocados and serve immediately.

Serving Information

Makes 2 servings

Nutrition Information

  • 514 Calories
  • Total Fat (g): 32
  • Carbs (g): 26.5
  • Fiber (g): 15.1
  • Protein (g): 36
  • Sodium (mg): 1304 mg