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Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp in Avocado

  • Author: Krista @
  • prep_time Prep Time: 15 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 25 mins
  • yield Yield: 6 1x
  • category Category: grilling, seafood, paleo, gluten free, appetizer, 30 minute meal


Easy 30 Minute Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp served in a Grilled Avocado Boat. This light & flavorful recipe makes the perfect party appetizer or main dish for the summer!



  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • zest of 1 large lime
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 avocados, halved and seeds removed (scoop out a little bit so there is a “hole” for the shrimp)
  • cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup diced cherry tomatoes


  1. Heat grill to medium high heat, about 375-400 degrees F.
  2. To a medium bowl add shrimp, cilantro, cumin, smoked paprika, minced garlic, lime zest, salt and olive oil. Toss all the ingredients to coat completely.
  3. Spray each avocado half with cooking spray.
  4. Next, spray grill grates with cooking spray or wipe down with an olive oil soaked rag.
  5. Place shrimp directly on the grill, along with avocado, flesh side down. Grill each side of the shrimp for 3 minutes. Grill avocado for 3-4 minutes on the flesh side. Remove everything from the grill.
  6. Serve shrimp inside of the avocado hole where the seed use to be. Top with cherry tomatoes.


  • Serving Size: 1 half avocado + shrimp
  • Calories: 223
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 70 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: grilling, seafood, paleo, gluten free, appetizer, 30 minute meal