This Shrimp Appetizer features blackened shrimp atop creamy avocado and a cucumber slice. It’s an easy, cold appetizer recipe to serve at any party or Holiday gathering.
Need a few more easy appetizer recipes? Try this Cranberry Brie Bites or these Ham and Cheese Puff Pastries too!
This is one of the easiest appetizer recipes ever and always gets raves whenever I make it for parties. The shrimp is loaded with flavor, the cucumber is the perfect crunch and the guacamole is the perfect touch.
Even more of a bonus is that that are a super low calorie appetizer. With less than 70 calories each, they are also gluten-free, paleo and low-carb as well.
I simply cooked the shrimp in a little coconut oil and Old Bay seasoning. You can easily make them more spicy if you prefer by adding a little cayenne pepper. The key to cooking the shrimp is to separate them in the pan and not allow them to touch each other.
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deviened
1 cucumber, sliced
Homemade guacamole (or store bought)
How to Make these Shrimp Bites
Toss the shrimp in the oil and Old Bay Seasoning (adding more cayenne for extra heat if preferred)
Cook in a preheated pan on medium high heat for about 2-3 minutes per side.
Place a dollop of guacamole on each cucumber slice
Then top with cooked shrimp
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Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
- 1 pound shrimp peeled and deviened
- 1 cucumber sliced
- ½ cup Homemade guacamole or store bought
- Toss the shrimp in the oil and the seasoning
- Cook in a preheated pan on medium high heat for about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Place a dollop of guacamole on each cucumber slice
- Then top with cooked shrimp
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These are amazing!
Would it work as well with a different oil and plain avocado instead of guacamole?
Oh absolutely! You could simply mash plain avocado and maybe season it a little with garlic powder if you’d like 🙂 You can also any oil you prefer.
Can you cook the shrimp ahead of time and keep in the fridge for a few hours?
You sure can 🙂