Healthy Shrimp Stuffed Avocado

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This healthy shrimp stuffed avocado recipe makes a great low-carb snack, appetizer, or light lunch!

Prep Time 5 minutes | Cook Time 10 minutes | Total Time 15 minutes



  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp thawed, peeled, tails removed
  • 4 avocados cut into halves and pitted
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh chives chopped
  • Smoked paprika to taste
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Bring a medium salted pot of water to a boil. Add the shrimp in and cook for 3-4 minutes or until they turn pink and are cooked through, taking care not to overcook. Prepare a bowl filled with ice water and ice cubes to cool the shrimp when they’re done. 
  2. Scoop out most of the avocado flesh into a medium bowl. Mash in the lime juice, cilantro, chives, and paprika.
  3. Once the shrimp are done, immediately drain them then dunk them into the ice bath. Let them cool for a couple of minutes and then drain and dry them (with a piece of paper towel). 
  4. Roughly chop the shrimp and add them in with the avocado mixture. Season with salt & pepper as needed (I found I needed a fair bit of salt in this recipe). Divide the mixture between the 4 avocado halves. Serve immediately. 

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