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Shrimp Appetizers with Avocado and Cucumber

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These shrimp appetizers have plump juicy cajun shrimp over creamy avocado on a crisp slice of cucumber. These shrimp cucumber bites are a delicious mouthful!

Author: natashaskitchen
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$14
Calories: 49 kcal
Servings: 22 shrimp appetizers

Ingredients

Ingredients for Cajun Shrimp:

  • 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro finely chopped, plus more to garnish
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil divided

For the Avocado Spread:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice plus more to squeeze over finished appetizers
  • 1 English Cucumber sliced into 22 rings

Instructions

How to Make Cajun Shrimp:

  1. Place shrimp in a large mixing bowl and pat dry with paper towels. Add minced garlic, 1 Tbsp cilantro, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper and 1 Tbsp olive oil. Stir well to combine.
  2. Heat a large heavy pan over medium/high heat with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Once oil is hot, add shrimp in a single layer and sauté 2 min per side or until cooked through.

How to Make Avocado Spread & Assemble:

  1. In a small bowl, mash together 1 avocado, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 Tbsp lime juice until creamy. Divide the avocado mix over 20-22 cucumber slices.
  2. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the shrimp avocado bites and garnish with more finely chopped cilantro. If not serving right away, cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving.