5-Ingredient Shrimp & Avocado Stir-Fry with Lemon

Were entering which sparkling time of year when spring furnish is in full rigging as well as summer furnish begins to surface. At this moment, avocado groves are packed with luscious, creamy avocados, which can be used in all sorts of ways. Besides mashing avocados on toast as well as into guacamole, you can mix them into stir-fries, where they pair perfectly with a light, low-fat protein similar to shrimp. Avocados count toward your fruit intake, so you can feel good about that, too.

Im a hungry gal, so we similar to to offer this dish over brownish-red rice rebuilt with vegetable gas instead of water, for extra flavor. But feel free to break out your spiralizer to make zoodles (zucchini noodles) or offer a stir-fry in lettuce wraps for a idealisation low-carb meal which will fill you up whilst boosting your vegetable intake.

5-Ingredient Shrimp & Avocado Stir-Fry with Lemon

Serves 4


1 pound medium-small peeled as well as deveined shrimp with tails removed

3 scallions, white parts chopped, immature parts cut into strips

1 lemon, liking finely grated, pap juiced into 2 teaspoons

1 vast avocado, diced

2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce


Heat a vast saute pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons high-heat oil, similar to canola, grapeseed or rice bran. Add a shrimp to a shimmering oil in a single covering as well as prepare until a shrimp turn white halfway through, about 4 minutes. Turn a shrimp as well as sprinkle in a lemon liking as well as white scallions, cooking until a shrimp is done, about 1 minute. Reduce a feverishness to low as well as gently stir in a avocado as well as soy sauce. Season with freshly belligerent black pepper as well as offer with additional lemon wedges.


This dish cooks quickly, so we suggest having all of your mis en place (i.e., food prep) accomplished before you begin cooking, for optimal execution.

Per serving: Calories 160; Fat 8 g (Saturated 1 g); Cholesterol 137 mg; Sodium 250 mg; Carbohydrate 6 g; Fiber 4 g; Protein 16 g; Vitamin A 8% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Vitamin C 20% DV; Iron 15% DV

Michelle Dudash is a registered dietitian nutritionist, Cordon Bleu-certified cook consultant as well as a author of Clean Eating Cooking School: Monthly Meal Plans Made Simple.