Oh avocados, how we love you 鈥 with your creamy, green interior that goes with anything spicy, sour or crunchy. This recipe encompasses all of those qualities, but if you want even further avocado inspiration, check out these other creative avocado recipes too. Avocados make such a great lunch. They鈥檙e healthy, filling and just as versatile as a baked potato (but much more portable!). Stuff them with couscous, cheese or chicken. Serve slices with a big vat of chili, or even add them to your Mexican BLT sandwich.

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Shrimp Stuffed Avocado With The BEST (and easiest) Seafood Sauce.

Ingredients:

Serves 2
鈥 1 lime
鈥 16 cooked and peeled shrimp

鈥 small bunch cilantro, finely chopped

鈥 2 scallions, chopped

鈥 录 red onion, peeled and finely chopped

鈥 录 red bell pepper, de-seeded and finely chopped

鈥 2 ripe avocados

鈥 10 cherry tomatoes, halved

鈥 1 packed cup pea shoots (or other salad leaves)

For the dressing:

鈥 6 Tablespoons mayonnaise

鈥 1 Tablespoon hot chili sauce (we used sriracha)

鈥 1 Tablespoon tomato ketchup

鈥 1 teaspoon lime juice

鈥 录 teaspoon salt

鈥 录 teaspoon ground black pepper

Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Ingredients

Instructions:

1. Slice the avocados in half and remove the stone. Zest the lime, and squeeze one teaspoon of juice out for the dressing.

2. Make the dressing first by mixing all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.

3. Place the shrimp in a bowl and add half of the dressing. Add the cilantro, all but one teaspoon of the scallions, the chopped red onion and all but one teaspoon of the chopped bell pepper. Mix together until the shrimp is coated in the mixture.

4. Divide the shrimp mixture between the four avocado halves. Top each one with two cherry tomato halves, then sprinkle with the remaining scallions, chopped bell pepper and the lime zest.

5. Place the pea shoots on a serving dish. Add the stuffed avocado, and scatter on the rest of the cherry tomatoes. Serve with the remaining dressing.

Shrimp Stuffed Avocado step3-2

Slice the avocados in half, and remove the stone. Zest the lime, and squeeze one teaspoon of juice out for the dressing.

Shrimp Stuffed Avocado step1 collage

Make the dressing first by mixing all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.

Shrimp Stuffed Avocado step2 collage

Place the shrimp in a bowl, and add half of the dressing. Add the cilantro, all but one teaspoon of the scallions, the chopped red onion and all but one teaspoon of the chopped bell pepper. Mix together until the shrimp is coated in the mixture.

Shrimp Stuffed Avocado step4 collage

Divide the shrimp mixture between the four avocado halves. Top each one with two cherry tomato halves, then sprinkle with the remaining scallions, chopped bell pepper and the lime zest.

Shrimp Stuffed Avocado With The BEST (and easiest) Seafood Sauce.

Place the peashoots on a serving dish. Add the stuffed avocado, and scatter on the rest of the cherry tomatoes. Serve with the remaining dressing.

Shrimp Stuffed Avocado With The BEST (and easiest) Seafood Sauce.

Pass the fork please鈥

Shrimp Stuffed Avocado With The BEST (and easiest) Seafood Sauce.

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