Shrimp Appetizers with Avocado and Cucumber Recipe.

Shrimp Appetizers with Avocado and Cucumber Recipe

Shrimp Appetizers with Avocado and Cucumber Recipe.

Shrimp Appetizers with Avocado and Cucumber

Shrimp Appetizers with Avocado and Cucumber

Laura MarianoLaura Mariano
This shrimp appetizer features delicious Cajun shrimp atop a creamy avocado on a crunchy slice of cucumber. These cucumber bites of shrimp are delicious!
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Keto Diet
Cuisine American
Servings 22 shrimp appetizers
Calories 49 kcal


Cajun Shrimp Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 kilo shrimp, peeled and deveined

To prepare the avocado:

  • 1 English cucumber, cut into 22 episodes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus more for a squeeze of ready-made appetizer
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 avocado


How to make Cajun Shrimp:

  • Place the shrimp in a large mixing bowl and pat dry with paper towels. Add minced garlic, 1 tablespoon cilantro, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Stir well until combined.
  • Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium/high heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the shrimp in a single layer and fry for 2 minutes per side or until completely cooked through.

How to prepare and assemble an avocado:

  • In a small bowl, mash 1 avocado, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice until creamy. Divide the avocado mixture into 20-22 cucumber slices.
  • Smear fresh lemon juice over shrimp and avocado and garnish with finely chopped cilantro. If not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving.
Keyword shrimp appetizer
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.


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  1. 5 stars
    Made these for a Christmas Eve gathering I followed the recipe precisely as instructed. They flavors and textures blended together fabulously. Everyone commented on how they left a bright and refreshing taste on the palette. Thanks for another , “ spot on” recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    Made these for Christmas potluck and they were both delicious and a big hit. Very festive. I’d suggest mashing your avocado first then adding the lime juice. Mine came out a little runny and tended to slide of the cucumber slice. Yum!

  3. 5 stars
    This looks delicious and about to cook it to bring to a party. Do I want to serve the shrimp cooled or recently cooked (warm)?

  4. 5 stars
    Make certain that if using frozen shrimp to slit down the back and remove the vein. I am cooking the shrimp ahead of time and letting it cool. Then, I am waiting an hour prior to leaving for the party to slice the cucumber and make the avocado spread. That way they are fresh prior to serving. Placing on an antique platter to make it festive!

  5. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I just made it again as a snack but will probably have leftovers. Would it be okay to send with my husband to work tomorrow for him and the guys?

  6. 5 stars
    New to cooking. This seems a perfect starter. How thick should I cut the cukes and should I salt/pepper them? This recipe sounds and looks delicious, and probably less chance for ruination.

  7. 5 stars
    Absolutely addictive. I make a batch of these just to nibble on and store well in the fridge. If you’re entertaining a group, make a couple of batches because they go fast!

  8. 5 stars
    This recipe was absolutely delicious!!! Easy to prepare and got rave reviews from all who ate them! Thanks !! Love you, love your recipes

  9. 5 stars
    If you don’t care about it being Keto, or paleo, make the same recipe, but instead of serving it on cucumbers try putting it on a tortilla chip! OMG TO DIE FOR

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