Shrimp Salad in Avocado Boats [Low Carb, Keto]

Easy Keto Lunch Idea

One of my favorite ways to eat avocado is to stuff it with a salad of some sort. Chicken, tuna, you name it, I’ll eat it, but shrimp salad in avocado is my absolute favorite combo.  It’s so damn delicious and only takes a few minutes to prepare the avocado boats. Perfect for those days when you don’t feel like cooking but need to fuel up with something healthy.

Making Shrimp Salad

Bay Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Boats

Bay shrimp are the small little shrimp you’ll find at the grocery store in the seafood section. They come already shelled and cooked, which makes them the perfect food for tossing in a cold salad. Matter of fact, most people I know call them “salad shrimp.”

Since the carb and fat content of these little bay shrimp are practically nonexistent, I like to use them as an easy way to bump up my protein intake without driving up my calories and other macros. In 100 grams of the shrimp, there are only 85 calories, 1.18g fat, 0g carbs, and nearly 18g of protein. Not too shabby, amirite?

With no cooking necessary, it’s safe to say that salad shrimp are an extremely diet-friendly convenience food. Great for snacks and simple meals! Speaking of effortless meals…

Shrimp Avocado Boats

Making Shrimp Salad in Avocados

Step one: mix everything but the avocado together. Step two: cut the avocado in half and get rid of that pit. Step three: pile your shrimp salad on each half of the avocado. Boom. Done. It doesn’t get any simpler than this.

You can literally make this recipe in your own kitchen faster than it took me to write out those instructions. No excuses! 😜

Avocado and Shrimp Recipe

Customizing Your Shrimp and Avocado Boats

Okay, so the shrimp and avocado recipe is officially easy AF. But it’s also really easy to adapt to fit your macros.

To reduce the fat content, you can do a couple of things. First, you could try omitting the mayonnaise. The shrimp salad won’t be as creamy, but remember, you do have an ultra creamy avocado sitting right underneath the shrimp anyways. Second, you could scoop a bigger pit into the avocado flesh. Scooping a portion of the avocado out will reduce the fat and carb content of the recipe.

To increase the protein, add some more shrimp! You can easily double the amount of shrimp without changing the other ingredient quantities and dramatically impacting the flavor. Doubling the shrimp will nearly double the protein macro listed below. Each avocado half can hold up to about 3 oz of salad shrimp, so don’t worry about loading them up with extra shrimp if you are trying to hit your protein goal.

Easy Keto Lunch Idea

Looking for other keto shrimp recipes?

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Easy Avocado Boats with Shrimp

Shrimp Salad in Avocado Recipe

A simple shrimp salad served in an avocado is packed with healthy fats and protein. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Special Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 341.9kcal
Author: Tasha Metcalf


  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1/8 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 3 oz salad shrimp aka bay shrimp
  • 1 avocado whole


  • In a small bowl, combine lime juice, mayonnaise, paprika, cilantro, and salt. Mix in salad shrimp until thoroughly coated. 
  • Cut the avocado in half and remove pit. Divide the shrimp salad between the two avocado halves, spooning the salad into each hollow.


1 serving = 2 avocado boats stuffed with shrimp salad
Net Carbs Per Serving = 3.02g
Nutrition information is based on a single serving and is provided as a convenience for Ketogasm readers. Data may vary based on brand and recipe variation.Β Click hereΒ for more detailed nutrition information.


Serving: 2avocado halves | Calories: 341.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.3g | Protein: 20.8g | Fat: 25.7g | Sodium: 211.4mg | Potassium: 701.61mg | Fiber: 9.3g | Sugar: 0.58g
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