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Easy Shrimp Guacamole Bites Recipe

Shrimp guacamole bites make a great appetizer. The fresh crispy cucumber pairs well with the slightly spicy guacamole and the elegant shrimp. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword cucumber, guacamole, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 25 serving
Calories 41kcal

Ingredients

  • 25 raw large shrimp peeled and deveined (My shrimps were frozen, then I thawed them in a bowl of warm water)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ Italian seasoning
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 English cucumber sliced into 25 rings
  • 1 cup prepared guacamole for homemade guacamole click here
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
  • 1 medium lime to squeeze on top

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add shrimp, garlic powder, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper. Mix everything well.
  • In a cast iron skillet add 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add shrimp and sauté for about 4 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through. Be careful to not overcook them, otherwise they will have a rubbery texture. Set aside.
  • To assemble the bites: Top each cucumber slices with a spoonful of the guacamole and a cooked shrimp. Garnish with additional fresh cilantro and squeeze some lime juice on top. Serve at room temperature.

Notes

  • You can use homemade guacamole or store-bought guacamole. 
  • You can leave the tails on or remove them. Keeping the tails on will look prettier.
  • I recommend using seedless cucumbers. You do not have to peel the cucumbers. 
  • To store: These shrimp guacamole bites do not keep too well but you can store the cooked shrimp in an airtight container for up to 3 days and assemble the bites with fresh guacamole before serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1/25 | Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g