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Chili-Lime Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Shells

These Chili-Lime Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Shells make a perfect summer meal. Fresh, filling, and full of flavor, they can be eaten as an appetizer, lunch, or a light dinner! | yummyaddiction.com

A combination of the tartness of lime juice and the heat of the taco seasoning makes these Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Shells a true winners. Filling, fresh, and full of flavor, they make a great appetizer, lunch, or even a light summer dinner!

These Chili-Lime Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Shells make a perfect summer meal. Fresh, filling, and full of flavor, they can be eaten as an appetizer, lunch, or a light dinner! | yummyaddiction.com

I have been quite MIA lately and there is a reason for that. We have gone for a lengthy vacation to Tenerife (3 months, yay!) so first I spent lots of time packings things up and then unpacking and getting back to my normal routine with a baby and the blog here on the island. It’s not that easy when every single day is sunny and when the ocean is 5 minutes away from your living place! Oh and when I eventually managed to get back on track, my baby boy fell ill. And then my hubby got sick. And then it was my turn. All good now, though!

So glad we came here because our last vacation was so long ago that I almost forgot how does it feel. I still can’t believe we did it because our parents and friends were rolling their eyes at our idea to travel with a small kid. Luckily, we rarely listen to what others say if we both are confident in our decision. We are grown-ups so we can figure out what’s best for us without any help from the side. Nothing personal, just business, ha!

These Chili-Lime Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Shells make a perfect summer meal. Fresh, filling, and full of flavor, they can be eaten as an appetizer, lunch, or a light dinner! | yummyaddiction.com

I finally believed that we are here only when my mom sent me the pics of snow on Easter while here, in Tenerife, it was like 90 °F (32 °C) degrees in the shade! So surreal. If you are wondering how the hell we can afford laying on the beach for 3 freaking months… The secret is… Well, there is no secret, actually. My hubby works online so he can work from anywhere in the world. So it’s not a real vacation for him after all. Life is not that easy. Somebody’s gotta work.

Let’s get back to the food, though. I won’t expatiate much because I already did but let me just say that the abundance of fruit and veggies here is impressive. Ripe, full of flavor, straight from a tree or a bush. All grown here. A paradise! One of the things I can’t get enough of is avocados. Super ripe ones. In Lithuania, I have to plan avocado recipes like 3-4 days in advance because they are hard as a freaking rock and need time to ripen. Here – just take and eat them. As many as you want to. Just don’t forget to pay. You still have to do it here 🙂

These Chili-Lime Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Shells make a perfect summer meal. Fresh, filling, and full of flavor, they can be eaten as an appetizer, lunch, or a light dinner! | yummyaddiction.com

There is also an abundance of seafood here. Not a surprise at all keeping in mind that the island is surrounded by the ocean. Today I came up with the idea of combining these two and making Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Shells. Oh boy, I’m glad such a great idea came to my overheated head!

After a few minutes of browsing, I bumped into a great recipe by Peace, Love, and Low Carb which uses a chili-lime marinade for shrimp and combines them with tomato, artichoke, onion, and capers before stuffing avocados. Sounds delish, isn’t it?

I wanted to say that it’s a perfect summer appetizer but we had these for lunch and got really full. My hubby said that it’s a best meal we had in last two weeks we are here. I won’t argue! Fresh, with the tartness of freshly squeezed lime juice, and with a kick of the taco seasoning. Such a great combo. If it’s not an ideal summer dish, I don’t know what is!

These Chili-Lime Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Shells make a perfect summer meal. Fresh, filling, and full of flavor, they can be eaten as an appetizer, lunch, or a light dinner! | yummyaddiction.com

These shrimp stuffed avocado skins are also super healthy and nutritious. You get protein from shrimp, good fats and fiber from avocado, and a bunch of vitamins from other ingredients. I told ya they are awesome!

To wrap it up, if I were you I would definitely try these shrimp stuffed avocados. With summer approaching, such light dishes will make your life better. I am sure we’ll make these many times in the next few months!

Chili-Lime Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Shells recipe video:

These Chili-Lime Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Shells make a perfect summer meal. Fresh, filling, and full of flavor, they can be eaten as an appetizer, lunch, or a light dinner! | yummyaddiction.com

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These Chili-Lime Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Shells make a perfect summer meal. Fresh, filling, and full of flavor, they can be eaten as an appetizer, lunch, or a light dinner! | yummyaddiction.com
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Chili-Lime Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Shells
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Combining the tartness of lime juice and the heat of the taco seasoning, these Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Shells make a perfect summer meal!

Servings: 4 people
Calories: 370 kcal
Author: Yummy Addiction
Ingredients
  • 1 lb (450g) shrimp , peeled, deveined
  • 1 lime (for juice)
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon (10g) Taco or any other spicy seasoning mix
  • 2 large avocados halved, pitted, cubed, skins saved
  • 1 tomato , diced
  • 1/2 cup (85g) canned artichoke hearts , roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup (50g) red onion , chopped
  • 1/4 cup (35g) capers
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper , to taste
Instructions
  1. Add the shrimp, lime juice, garlic, and taco seasoning in a bowl. Stir until the shrimp are coated. Let sit for about 15 minutes or so.

  2. In a frying pan, add the shrimp with all the marinade and cook until pink and cooked through. The cooking time depends on the size of shrimp but usually 3-5 minutes is enough. Transfer to a plate and chop roughly if shrimp are big. Set aside.

  3. In a bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Now add the cooked shrimp and mix well.

  4. Fill the reserved avocado skins with the shrimp and avocado mixture. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  1. Roll the lime against the counter before squeezing it. This way you'll get way more juice out of it!

 

Recipe adapted from The Primal Low-Carb Kitchen by Kyndra Holley

Nutrition Facts
Chili-Lime Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 239
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.5g 41%
Cholesterol 142.9mg 48%
Sodium 878.7mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 18.3g 6%
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 19.6g 39%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Shashi at Savory Spin
    April 27, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I’ve had a huge yearning for some shrimp lately and today I see this! This sounds delicious – I’ve had tuna and avocado before – but shrimp has my heart and cannot wait to try this out – thanks for the inspiration! Glad y’all are all better now!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Shashi! If you love shrimp and avocados you gotta try this one. It’s really that good 🙂

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    Jane @ littlesugarsnaps
    April 27, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Wow, three months abroad is just lovely. I hope you are having a great time… eating all of the wonderful fruit and veg. I always enjoy fresh stuff more in the Med – it just tastes so much riper and sweeter. These avocado treats look great – liking the artichoke and capers in there.

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 28, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Yup, fruit and veggies here are REAL. God knows what they pump them with when exporting to far away countries like mine 🙂

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    Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    April 27, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I love shrimp, and any seafood and this looks great stuffed in an avocado!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 28, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks, Bintu!

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    Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
    April 27, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Shrimp and avocado are two of my favourite things both together and separate! This looks right up my street!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 28, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      You gotta try these, Emma!

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    Swayam
    April 27, 2017 at 11:29 am

    THIS looks perfect for the weekend!! Love shrimp!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 28, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      I am glad you liked these avocados!

  • Reply
    Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
    April 28, 2017 at 12:09 am

    These stuffed avocados look heavenly! Love the shrimp and artichokes in here! This is one I will need to make this summer!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 28, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      You won’t regret it, Kathy 😉

  • Reply
    Helene D'Souza
    April 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    At the end you and only you can decide about what is good for your family. Sounds like that your holiday did you got somehow. Sorry to hear your family got sick. I like to come back from holiday, with my mind a bit changed, because I get great blogging ideas that way. btw the shrimp avocado is a common starter in my house during the summer season. 🙂

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 28, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Yes, vacations are great for restarting your brain. I get the best ideas coming back home 😉

  • Reply
    Vicky @ Avocado Pesto
    April 28, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Can totally relate to your life on the travel front — I’m backpackiing with my bf around Asia as I work on the blog and he works on his software business. We are currently in Bali where the avocado situation is clearly not as good as in Tenerife! Seriously so jealous of these shrimp stuffed avocados! Two of my favorite ingredients@

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      I’m also jealous because Bali is one of the destinations I dream going to! Even this time we were thinking about it but decided it’s not perfect with a small kid.

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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    April 30, 2017 at 4:58 am

    Why not travel with a baby? My son is 20 months and we’ve traveled between Malaysia and America 3 times, been to Australia 3 times, and he’s been on many short trips to Thailand and islands around here. He loves going to the beach and seeing new things! These avocados look great. I love working online– makes life like this possible!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      May 16, 2017 at 11:13 am

      That’s what I’m saying! Babies can travel and they love it. Playing on the beach, enjoying great weather, exploring new things! Working online is awesome 😉

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