These Shrimp Ceviche Stuffed Avocados are the perfect light lunch or appetizer for summer, no cooking required! This post is brought to you in collaboration with Vinho Verde and is intended for those 21 and over.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been wondering where summer has been. Not that I’m complaining or anything, because I’m definitely not a fan of heat and humidity.
Two weeks ago I hosted my family who were visiting me. We were pretty much freezing on all of our outdoor adventures and activities. We had to take a break in our day as we were brunch-ing and exploring downtown Seattle to each buy sweatshirts because it was so chilly.
But today? Today is a different story. It’s like summer heard me asking about it and showed up, ready to party. Today is the hottest day it’s been all year at almost 100 degrees, and I’m kind of wishing for that sweatshirt weather back right now.
The weather report is looking awfully warm from here on out, actually. And today I’m especially all about No-Cook, Not-Going-Anywhere-Near-the-Stove meals.
One fantastic no-cook meal in particular: Shrimp Ceviche.
Shrimp ceviche is absolutely delicious—loaded with fresh, tender shrimp, bright citrus, fresh herbs, and plenty of crisp veggies.
One of my favorite additions to shrimp ceviche is avocado. The creamy coolness of the fruit plays perfectly with the acidity and fresh flavors.
Instead of adding avocado to my ceviche, I like to serve my shrimp ceviche in half an avocado for a fun twist. This makes for a pretty presentation at summer parties and get-togethers. And speaking of summer gatherings, I also love to pair this dish with my ideal summer wine: Vinho Verde.
I actually didn’t know about Vinho Verde until a few years ago, but now it’s my go-to summer wine. Not that I don’t adore Rosé, but I happen to find Vinho Verde even more lovely. This warm weather wine pairs perfectly with food and is versatile.
It’s a great value, too. Vinho Verde is the largest wine region in Portugal and makes for an easy-sipping summer wine since it’s affordable, refreshing, and delicious as can be.
I love serving this wine on tapas nights or pairing with light, fresh summer eats like this shrimp ceviche.
Never tried it before? Visit Vinho Verde’s website to learn about this unique wine. Then make this tasty shrimp ceviche to pair with it!
This healthy recipe is paleo, Whole30 compliant, dairy-free, and gluten-free. It’s packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and potassium.
Oh, and did I mention the no-cooking-required part?
Have you ever made shrimp ceviche before? We hope that you make these Shrimp Ceviche Stuffed Avocados and give Vinho Verde wine a try!Print
Shrimp Ceviche Stuffed Avocados
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
These Shrimp Ceviche Stuffed Avocados are the perfect light lunch or appetizer for summer, no cooking required!
- 1 pound high-quality raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 cup diced cucumber
- 1 cup diced, seeded roma tomato
- 1 cup diced jicama
- 1 small jalapeno, seeded and diced
- 1 small shallot, finely diced
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Sea salt and pepper
- 5 ripe avocados
- Spanish olive oil
- Clean, devein, and peel the shrimp (removing the tail, as well). Cut the shrimp into bite-sized pieces.
- Place shrimp in a bowl and cover with the lemon, lime, and orange juices. Cover in plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes, until the shrimp turns opaques and “cooks” from the acid. Check after 15 minutes and if the shrimp is not your desired texture, stir and let sit another 5-10 minutes before checking again. Note that letting the shrimp sit too long can result in rubbery or tougher shrimp.
- When the shrimp is cooked, mix in the cucumber, tomato, jicama, jalapeno, cilantro, shallot, and fresh cilantro. Combine and season to taste with sea salt and pepper.
- Cut each avocado in half and remove the pit. Stuff each avocado with a generous amount of the shrimp ceviche. Top the ceviche with a drizzle of Spanish olive oil, additional cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. Serve immediately.
The highest quality shrimp you can find should be used here. Even though the acid in ceviche will “cook” the shrimp, it is not cooked in a traditional manner. Those who need to avoid sushi and raw fish should also avoid ceviche.
- Serving Size: 1/2 avocado with ceviche
- Calories: 278
- Sugar: 2.4g
- Sodium: 121mg
- Fat: 20g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 13g
- Fiber: 8g
- Protein: 13g
- Cholesterol: 96mg
Love this combination. Can’t wait to make it and give it a try.
Shannon Gurnee says
This looks like a delicious recipe. I would love to try making this sometime.
I am always looking for ways to up the ante with my protein intake. I never thought to stuff avocados. How fun!
Jessica Hughes says
I’ve been on an avacoda kick lately! These look delicious!
Lavern Moore says
Shrimp Ceviche Stuffed Avocados looks and sounds so delicious. I would love to try.
Fatima Torres says
Avocado and shrimp? Great idea. Loving the mix of flavors.
katrina Kroeplin says
this looks amazing. i know my daughter would love it.
Emman Damian says
I’ll try these Shrimp Ceviche Stuffed Avocados since my parents brought me raw avocados last Sunday. Very timely indeed! Sounds so delicious!
Terri Steffes says
This is one of my favorite dishes in the summer. The taste is so refreshing and light but the fat in the avocado fills you up.
Ntensibe Edgar Michael says
Nnniiiccceeeeeee…more to the fact that this dish doesn’t require to be “cooked” as many other dishes out there!
Viktoria Altman says
OMg, this looks perfect. I pinned the recipe – so ideal for a hot day. I think in my house I’ll need to pair it with something else though, two growing boys no way they will get full but for me its ideal. Any ideas on something simple to pair it with?
Annemarie LeBlanc says
This is going into our meal plan for next week. I just love the combination of shrimp and avocados and this recipe sounds really delicious!
Jacy Jay says
I love eating shrimp ceviche. Maybe I can try it with avocado too. Thank you for the recipe!
Stuffed avocados? Sign me up!
Erin Sluka says
I am not a seafood lover but my house of boys is. I’d love to make this for them!
Now this looks so delicious! I’m a huge ceviche lover and this one sounds and look so good! Definitely need to try out this recipe!
I’ve never really tried avacados before, but this looks really good! I’ll have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!
I didn’t know that you can “marinate” the shrimp this way. Cool recipe. I will try once I become an advanced cook. haha
Yeah Lifestyle says
I love shrimp ceviche and avocados but not had them together so gonna give this a try. Vinho Verde sounds lovely as well, will give this a try as I love summer wines.