Shrimp Appetizers with Avocado and Cucumber Recipe

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Arlene Herrera Modified: March 24, 2022
Shrimp Appetizers with Avocado and Cucumber Recipe

How To Make Shrimp Appetizers with Avocado and Cucumber

Full of flavors in every bite, these shrimp appetizers are juicy Cajun shrimp served on top of crisp cucumber rounds and creamy avocado salsa.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



For Cajun Shrimp:

  • 1lblarge shrimp,peeled and deveined
  • 2clovesgarlic,finely minced
  • 1tbspcilantro,finely chopped, plus more to garnish
  • 1tsppaprika
  • ½tspcayenne pepper
  • ½tspsea salt
  • ¼tspblack pepper
  • 2tbspolive oil,divided

For Avocado Shrimp:

  • 1avocado
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1tbsplime juice,plus more to squeeze over finished appetizers
  • 1English cucumber,sliced into 22 rings


  1. Place shrimp in a large mixing bowl and pat dry with paper towels. Add minced garlic, cilantro, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper and oil. Stir well to combine.

  2. Heat a large heavy pan over medium/high heat with olive oil. Once oil is hot, add shrimp in a single layer and sauté 2 minutes per side or until cooked through.

  3. In a small bowl, mash together 1 avocado, salt and lime juice until creamy. Divide the avocado mix over 20 to 22 cucumber slices.

  4. 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.


  • Calories: 43.26kcal
  • Fat: 2.81g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.43g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.37g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.72g
  • Fiber: 0.75g
  • Sugar: 0.32g
  • Protein: 3.12g
  • Cholesterol: 25.98mg
  • Sodium: 117.81mg
  • Calcium: 15.50mg
  • Potassium: 93.53mg
  • Iron: 0.17mg
  • Vitamin A: 16.06µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.64mg
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