These Tropical Stuffed Avocados feature the fresh flavors of the beautiful Caribbean. Avocado, mango, shrimp, and red onions combine to make a tropical, healthy, flavorful, and quick dinner. What more could you want?!
The Humble Avocado
Ah… the Humble Avocado. So creamy, so beautiful, so versatile. People are gettin’ all kinds of whack with their avocados these days, putting them in brownies and pesto and bread. All that is great and dandy (and interesting… i’d like to try those things), but really, no form of avocado is better than an avocado in its true form. Stuffed avocados are the way to my avocado lovin’ heart.
Origins of the Tropical Stuffed Avocado
I have a confession to make. TECHNICALLY these Tropical Stuffed Avocados aren’t a true Barbadian dish. Stuffed avocados do exist in Barbados, but they’re mixed with mayonnaise and celery and they just didn’t feel… fresh to me. When I think of Barbados, I think of fresh, cool fruits and vegetables. I think of healthy produce and delicious, tropical flavors. The mayonnaise in the recipes kind of threw me off. Mayonnaise makes me feel greasy, and when I think of Barbados, greasy is not what comes to mind.
So I took some creative leeway here and I came up with my own Barbadian Tropical Stuffed Avocado recipe. The ingredients are all common enough in Barbados that this dish could be made very easily there. Who knows, maybe they already do!
Either way, I don’t think you’re going to fault me too much, because these Tropical Stuffed Avocados are…. Delicious. I made them once to test for the blog and eat for dinner. Then I made them again the very next day to prep as a lunch for the whole week. Four days later and I still wasn’t sick of them.
If you want to add some extra crunch to this recipe, throw in a few crumbled walnuts! They would taste amazing. If you want to add a few more flavors of Barbados, toss in a little bit of thyme. And if you want to try the recipe the way it’s made in Barbados, throw some mayonnaise in the mix. I won’t fault ya for it, I promise.
If you liked this recipe, check out my recipe for Papaya Pie from Antigua and Barbuda or the Black Bean Cakes from the Caribbean. If you make this recipe, take a photo of it to share on Facebook or Instagram. Make sure to tag @TheForeignFork and hashtag #TheForeignFork. Thanks for stopping by! If you make these Caribbean Stuffed Avocados, leave a comment on my post. It would make my whole day!
Tropical Stuffed Avocados (Barbados)
- 2 avocados, gutted and chopped
- 1 mango, chopped
- 11 oz cocktail shrimp, chopped
- ¼ cup + 2 tbsp red onion, chopped
- 3 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
- ¾ tsp marjoram leaves
- Remove the avocado from the avocado skins.
- In a separate bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
- Place the mixture back into the four avocado halves and enjoy!