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.
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-like avocado mixture 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.
Ingredients for this Shrimp Appetizers
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 with Avocado and Cucumber Slices
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
Need some new ideas for healthy appetizers. Here are a few more of my favorites you may want to try too
Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
- 1 pound shrimp peeled and deviened
- 1 cucumber sliced
- 1/2 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