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Stuffed Avocado with Prawns and Mango Salsa

January 9, 2018 (Last Updated: June 30, 2019)

The flavours in these Stuffed Avocado with Prawns and Mango Salsa are heavenly. The perfect low carb lunch which are SO quick and easy to whip up!

If you’ve been a reader for a while you probably nearly collapsed when you saw this upload. It was only yesterday the Penne Alfredo with Bacon and Sundried Tomato went live and what a contrast that is to this recipe. Hey, sometimes I like a low-carb low-cal kinda deal. After all, comfort food is key and these are comforting nevertheless!

Stuffed Avocado with Prawns and Mango Salsa

The thing I love most about these stuffed avos (beside the fact they’re so pretty to look at) is that they’re so quick and easy to make. The only skill involved is simply trying not to eat all the ingredients before you’ve constructed them!

Every layer of these stuffed avocados are bursting with colour and flavour, and it all starts with the prawns themselves. Here I simply pop them in some sweet chilli sauce and marinade whilst getting started on the avocado and mango salsa. This will enhance the natural sweetness of the prawns and pair perfectly with the mango salsa.

    Stuffed Avocado with Prawns and Mango Salsa - Sweet Chilli Prawns

Speaking of mango salsa, shall we?

The flavours of the salsa itself are balanced so beautifully. You’ve got the sweetness of the mango, balanced with the acidity of the lime and onion, paired with the heat from the chilli and fresh blasts of coriander. All wrapped up with the creaminess of the avocado. Can’t beat it.

Stuffed Avocado with Prawns and Mango Salsa Recipe

Sure, you could serve up the salsa and prawns in bowls, but that means more washing up. Besides, they look so pretty in the avocado shells.

I tend to leave a little avocado in the shell firstly to help hold shape, but most importantly by the time you’ve finished eating the prawns and salsa, the juices sink to the bottom and coat the leftover avocado. By that point it’s time to just grab a spoon and don’t look back.

It was actually really hard to photograph these beauties. I was kinda staring at them, reaching for a fork with one hand and wiping drool with the other. The flavours in this little avocado ‘bowl’ of goodness are so heavenly and I just wanted to tuck right in.

All in all these are so great to look at and even better to demolish. The perfect low carb lunch and an easy way to impressive at your next foodie gathering. Bursting with colour and flavour, there’s no way you can’t give these stuffed avocado with prawns and mango salsa a go. (recipe below)

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How to make Stuffed Avocado with Prawns and Mango Salsa (Full Recipe & Video)

Stuffed Avocado with Prawns and Mango Salsa

Stuffed Avocado with Prawns and Mango Salsa

'The flavours in these Stuffed Avocado with Prawns and Mango Salsa are heavenly. The perfect low carb lunch which is SO quick and easy to whip up.'
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Brunch, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Low-carb, Original
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 290kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 large Avocados halved & destoned
  • 12 Prawns cooked/thawed as necessary
  • 3-4 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 1 Fresh Mango destoned & finely diced
  • 1 Red Onion finely diced
  • 1 Red Chilli deseeded & finely diced
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander finely diced
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Good drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt & Black Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Before you get started on chopping your ingredients, pop your Prawns and Sweet Chilli Sauce in a bowl, coat well and leave to marinate whilst preparing the salsa.
  • Carefully scoop out some of the Avocado from the pitted area, finely dice and combine in a bowl with your Mango, Onion, Chilli, Coriander, Lime Juice, Olive Oil and Seasoning.
  • Season the Avocado left in the skin.
  • Scoop back the salsa in to your Avocado skins and top with 3 Prawns per Avocado half.

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes

a) Aim to get slightly firmer Avocados and Mango than your usual. This will help hold shape and ensure the salad doesn't turn mushy when combined.
 
b) If you like a little less heat to replace the Red Chilli with Capsicum.
 
c) Any leftover Mango Salsa goes perfectly with hotdogs, burgers, salmon or simply as a dip with Tortilla Chips.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Avocado with Prawns and Mango Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Albert Bevia
    January 11, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    I am not on a low-carb diet, but like you I like to enjoy meals like this, and this is truly heavenly! I am loving the combination of flavors you have added here…amazing recipe

    • Reply
      Chris
      January 11, 2018 at 10:19 pm

      Thank you so much, Albert! 🙂

  • Reply
    Shashi at SavorySpin
    January 11, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I am so down with any recipe that calls for a skill of “simply trying not to eat all the ingredients before you’ve constructed them” – these are indeed so pretty – but that mango salsa and chili sauce coated shrimp might not quite get to meet those avocado bowls if they were all in my kitchen! 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris
      January 11, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      Hahah honestly I’m the worst for eating all my ingredients before it’s done. That bowl of salsa is half the size it started…

  • Reply
    Beth
    January 11, 2018 at 3:49 pm


    Oh, man, I could eat those all! Such a gorgeous dish and beautiful photos, as well!

    • Reply
      Chris
      January 11, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks so much, Beth!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    January 11, 2018 at 3:48 pm


    There are never too many ways to enjoy avocados. Hubby thinks I am nuts when I slice one open and just dig in with a spoon. Love the shrimp and mango combo here. Perfect for lunch.

    • Reply
      Chris
      January 11, 2018 at 3:49 pm

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one you eats avocados that way!!

  • Reply
    Teri Stephens
    January 11, 2018 at 3:19 pm


    So I’m moving in. When you see some random chick at your table eating your shrimp and avocado,that’s me.

    • Reply
      Chris
      January 11, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      Hahaha legit the best comment!!

  • Reply
    Julia
    January 11, 2018 at 2:39 pm


    This recipe has all my favorite ingredients so you can imagine I am drooling here too 🙂 Love the presentation!

    • Reply
      Chris
      January 11, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      Thanks so much, Julia!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Linda
    May 20, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Just right for a warm summer day lunch or dinner.

    • Reply
      Chris
      January 11, 2018 at 1:38 pm

      I totally agree! 🙂

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