Epic Avocado: Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Recipe

10 months ago

cilantro-lime shrimp stuffed avocado

Did you know that avocados used to be called “alligator pears?” This nutrient-dense fruit goes a long way in making healthy dishes rich, creamy, and delicious. Here’s an example of the avocado’s versatility when it comes to being prepareda mouthwatering appetizer which also consists of flavorful shrimps.


Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Stuffed Avocado
Makes 4 servings


½ cup Olive oil

1 Tbsp + 2 tsps Lime juice

½ tsp Salt

½ tsp Ground cumin

1 tsp Chili powder

2 Tbsps + ¼ cup Cilantro leaves (wansuy), chopped

½ kilo Medium shrimps, peeled and deveined

½ cup Reduced fat mayonnaise

1 tsp Chopped garlic

2 Tbsps Red onion, minced

½ cup Whole corn kernels

½ cup Red bell pepper, chopped

4 Ripe avocados, cut in half lengthwise and pitted


  1. First, make the marinade. In a large bowl, whisk together two tablespoons olive oil, a tablespoon lime juice, salt, ground cumin, chili powder, and two tablespoons cilantro.
  2. Add the shrimps to the marinade and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat a barbecue or grill pan to medium-high heat and brush with the rest of the olive oil. Grill the shrimp until opaque, about two minutes per side. Set aside to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Purée the reduced fat mayonnaise, two teaspoons lime juice, garlic, and ¼ cup cilantro leaves in a blender until smooth. Set aside.
  5. Once the grilled shrimps have cooled down, roughly chop them and transfer to a large bowl. Mix in the onions, corn, red bell peppers, and dressing until well-combined. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  6. When ready to serve, spoon the shrimp mixture into the avocado shells. Serve immediately.


Recipe by Chef Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck
Photographed by John Ocampo of Studio 100


Here are more dishes with avocado doing the trick

Lemon Avocado Tuna Sandwich

Grilled Mexican Corn Salad

Burrito Mason Bar Salad

Green Eggs and Ham

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