Avocado, Shrimp and Cucumber Bites

Try this fresh, healthy appetizer at your next outdoor gathering — or as a light yet satisfying snack any time

Food & Nutrition
Avocado, Shrimp and Cucumber Bites

Try this fresh, healthy appetizer at your next outdoor gathering — or as a light yet satisfying snack any time. Recipe courtesy of the Rush Cancer Supportive Care team.

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced into ½-inch thick slices
  • 2 large avocados, halved and pitted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 pounds large shrimp; peeled and de-veined*

Shrimp Marinade

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper**
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

*The recipe makes approximately 6 servings. However, bags of large/jumbo shrimp vary in shrimp count, so the number of servings will depend on the number of shrimp in the bag. 

*Purchase cooked, peeled and de-veined shrimp for easier preparation.

** Omit cayenne pepper if you’re sensitive to spicy flavors.  

Instructions

  1. Combine shrimp and marinade ingredients in a bowl or plastic bag. Let marinate for about 30 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, mash avocado in a bowl. Add lemon, salt and pepper and mix to desired consistency.
  3. Lightly coat skillet with cooking spray. Preheat skillet to medium high. Once heated, add shrimp and cover with lid. Cook for about 3 minutes. Flip shrimp and cook for another 2-3 minutes until pink and cooked through. 
  4. Place cucumber slices on a large tray. Spread a spoonful of the avocado mixture onto each slice. Top each slice with one shrimp.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 4 cucumber, avocado and shrimp bites 

Amount per serving

  • Calories: 165        
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Protein: 5.4g        
  • Sodium: 351mg
  • Fat: 8g 

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