How cute are these?!
These creole shrimp cucumber bites are a perfect way to change up your usual lunch and are also a huge hit as party appetizers. Serve them on a platter or mix the shrimp and cucumber into a fresh salad or into a pita pocket.
The homemade creole seasoning is a great way to customize how much spice you like and is typically cheaper with less sodium. Don’t have time to prep the seasoning? No problem, pick your favorite Cajun spice blend and go for it!
Pairing the spicy shrimp with creamy guac and fresh cucumber is a flavor combo that is unbeatable.
Shrimp:Shrimp is a high protein, low-calorie, low-fat food but only when you prepare the seafood without added breading or fat. Shrimp also provides heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
Avocado: Contain more potassium than bananas and are loaded with heart-healthy fats. Avocados also are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals! What’s not to love?
Cucumber: These low-calorie veggies contain many nutritional benefits, including hydrating properties and valuable nutrients. They are a great low calorie, carb, sodium substitute for crackers!
Creole Shrimp Cucumber Bites
- 3 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons salt (optional)
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 mashed avocado
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced or chopped
- 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- salt and cayenne to taste
(tip: rushed for time or don’t have all the ingredients, sub in your favorite guac!)
- Mix together seasoning
- Slice cucumber
- Mix all of the ingredients for the avocado mixture together
- Heat some oil in a skillet
- Toss the shrimp in the oil and the seasoning
- Cook shrimp about 2-3 minutes per side until slightly blackened
- Assemble the bites: cucumber slice, avocado sauce, shrimp