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Diabetic Friendly Stuffed Avocados

Posted by Will Knight on Sep 8, 2016 10:27:10 AM

avocado_shrimp.jpgThese avocados are stuffed with a flavorful southwest mixture of shrimp, bell pepper, jalapeno, and cilantro. It’s an easy, tasty lunch, snack, or even dinner!

I prefer to buy the raw shrimp and devein and cook myself, rather than the majority that are precooked. It makes all the difference in my opinion. 

Cook Time

10 mins

Prep Time

10 mins

Yield: 4 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 avocados, halved and pitted
  • 1 lb. small/medium cocktail shrimp
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Scoop out some of the avocado from the pitted area to widen the "bowl”.
  2. Place the scooped avocado into a medium-size mixing bowl. Mash it with a fork.
  3. Heat water to boiling in a medium pot. Meanwhile, shell and devein shrimp.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer. Add shrimp and cook just until pink and slightly firm to the touch, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the shrimp, bell pepper, jalapeno, and cilantro to the mixing bowl. Add lime juice. Stir it all together until everything is well mixed.
  6. Scoop into the avocado bowls. Season with salt and pepper.

Enjoy!

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Topics: Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Health