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Stuffed Avocado Shrimp Salad (Peruvian Palta Rellena)

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Yield: 6 1x


This Stuffed Avocado Shrimp Salad is a popular Peruvian dish known as Palta Rellena. It’s so easy to make, fresh, tasty, and healthy. Every bite just makes you hungry for more. And the sauce is simply amazing.


  • For the Salad:
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked shrimp, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 3 avocados, semi-soft
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • For the Dressing:
  • 6 TB mayo
  • 2 TB minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne


  1. Make the Dressing: In a small container, mix the dressing ingredients well. Cover and chill until ready to use.
  2. In a bowl, combine the shrimp, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, olives, salt, and pepper. If making ahead of time, cover and keep chilled until ready to serve.
  3. When ready to serve, slice avocados in half and remove seed carefully. If desired, slice a bit off the bottom halves so that avocados can stand without tipping over. Fill each avocado half with shrimp salad. Drizzle with the dressing and serve immediately.
  • Category: salad, appetizer