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Tropical Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado- Aguacate de Palta

South Florida meets Peru in a twist on Aguacate de Palta with this tropical shrimp salad stuffed avocado.

Tropical Shrimp Salad

Aguacate de Palta

Summer is winding down in South Florida (though you wouldn’t know it with the heat!) and this means the end of avocado and mango season. While the rest of the United States is eating squash, zuchinni and strawberries, we are feasting on more mangoes and avocados than any one person can eat. The only time of year better than mango and avocado season is that one day in January where the temperature goes under 70.

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Unfortunetly summer is ending and we are coming up on the end of the season. In Peru they make a fabulous dish called Aguacate de Palta, which is basically a stuffed avocado. It can be stuffed with anything, chicken salad, tuna salad, but being that it is mango season and I’m living in Miami, I thought a tropical shrimp salad would be amazing inside an avocado.

Tropical Shrimp Salad

Tropical Shrimp Salad

The key to this recipe is the fresh ingredients. The shrimp alone are to die for. Even if you don’t have avocados and mangoes, make the shrimp and just eat them with a fork or put them on tacos. They are that good.

However, if you have access to mangoes and avocados, this is the ultimate in summer dishes. Fresh and light, with sweetness from the mango and tang of lime juice make it perfect. It is a simple dish with complex flavors.

Quality shrimp are crucial to this recipe. Always be sure your shrimp don’t have a fishy smell and clean them well. I would strongly suggest using wild shrimp if you have access to them. They have such a great flavor.

If your anything like me and just can’t get enough of mangos, try serving this 5 Minute Mango Sorbet from Perry’s Plate for dessert. It will pair perfectly with these stuffed avocados!

Summer is the perfect time for fresh salad recipes, if you want something a little bit different, try this Asian Chicken Salad from Allergy Free Alaska!

Looking for another summer flavored dessert to pair with this? Try these Chocolate Orange Fudgey Brownies from Perchance to Cook.

I hope you enjoy this end of summer recipe! Happy gluten free eating!

Tropical Shrimp Salad
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5 from 8 votes

Tropical Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado


Shrimp Marinade

  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • zest of half orange
  • zest of half lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten free cajun seasoning

Shrimp Salad

  • 1 pound clean and devained shrimp
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon Mayo
  • 1/4 cup chopped mango
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons chopped Cilantro


  • 2 Florida Avocados or 4 Haas


  • Combine all marinade ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  • Combine shrimp and marinade in ziploc. Marinade for 20 minutes.
  • Cook shrimp in a non stick skillet until done, being careful not to overcook.
  • Cut up shrimp and toss with mango, cilantro, and mayo. Add salt to taste.
  • Put shrimp salad inside avocados and serve!

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    Anne Lawton
    April 7, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    this is such a refreshing twist on shrimp salad and I love that it’s served in an avocado

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    April 7, 2019 at 12:20 am

    So many healthy, fresh ingredients in these – yum! Love mango, love avocados so this looks pretty darn good to me. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    linda spiker
    April 4, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    This looks and sounds fabulous! And it has two of my favorite things, mangos and avocado!

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    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
    April 3, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    This is a perfect lunch! I love shrimp and avocado!

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    April 2, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    This recipe is making me wanna go to the beach! I love all the refreshing and healthy components. A must make!

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    Megan Stevens
    April 2, 2019 at 11:49 am

    We love shrimp, and I love how you’ve done this, with the citrus especially. It reminds me of a conch salad we had down in the Bahamas that we’ve never forgotten.

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    Renee D Kohley
    April 2, 2019 at 9:10 am

    What a special marinade for that shrimp! I have never made seafood salad with shrimp before but I have one kiddo that is obsessed with shrimp so I will be trying this! Thanks!

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    Joni Gomes
    April 1, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    This is such a good recipe! Will make this again for my family this weekend!

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    Platter Talk
    October 1, 2016 at 12:03 am

    OK! This looks amazing & I agree the shrimp alone are the best but I also love avocado and mango so there is no problem here! Beautiful recipe.

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    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    September 19, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    I live just up the road from you — and I can attest to the shrimp and mangoes! This looks like a great combination! Can’t wait to try!

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    August 11, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    MMMMMM! Yes please! Anything with avocado is my cup of tea. Avocado with shrimp stuffed in it. Well shut the front door.

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    Elle @ Only Taste Matters
    August 11, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    This is one of my favorite recipes you have created. I eat avocado almost everyday and this looks like a fantastic way to enjoy them!

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    Elise @frugalfarmwife.com
    August 10, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I have to say, I am *really* jealous of your avocado and mango season. This shrimp salad recipe looks delcious!

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    August 10, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Off to buy some mango! This dish is calling to me!

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    August 10, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I just made something similar to this recently and it is delicious. Yours is looks even better served in an avocado bowl. YUM.

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    August 10, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    No do not even whisper that summer is ending … I am still waiting for it to begin 😉 This is such a refreshing recipe and I am just loving all the flavors!

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    Kylee from Kylee Cooks
    August 10, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Pretty and impressive enough for company – that makes this a win! Yum!

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    Jackie Garvin
    August 10, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Enjoy those avocado and mango before the season ends. Beautiful dish.

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    Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    August 10, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Avocados are so good for you and packed full of vitamins! This would make a great appetiser/starter.

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    Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    August 10, 2016 at 10:27 am

    I love stuffed avocado. I’ve never tried it with shrimp though! Yum.

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      August 10, 2016 at 11:30 am

      It is so tasty!

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    August 10, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Oh my goodness. I love EVERYTHING about this! It looks so delicious!

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      August 10, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Thanks! It was all I could do to not just eat all the shrimp salad before it made it to the avocado!

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