Avocado, Shrimp, and Cucumber Bites


By Lori Taylor

This bite-size Avocado, Shrimp, and Cucumber appetizer is quick to make and easy to eat without utensils which makes it the perfect party food! 

Start by seasoning and cooking your shrimp and then make the avocado mash. Don’t skip the lemon juice! This helps the avocado keep it’s color and prevents it from browning. Place a bit of the avocado mash on 1/4 inch thick slices of cucumber and top with the shrimp. Garnish with more cilantro and serve. These babies will go fast, so make plenty. No one can resist avocado, shrimp, and cucumbers!

Avocado, Shrimp, and Cucumber Bites

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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people


Avocado Sauce

  • 1 avocado mashed
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro or parsley chopped plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • salt to taste

Shrimp and Cucumber

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp creole seasoning
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cucumber sliced


  • Toss shrimp in oil and creole seasoning and cook in a preheated, heavy-bottomed skillet until slightly blackened, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Make avocado sauce. Cut avocado in half and twist to locate seed. Remove seed and use spoon to remove pulp from skin. Mash pulp with fork and add lemon juice, salt, cilantro, green onion, and cayenne pepper to taste. Gently mix.
  • Slice cucumbers into 1/4 inch slices.
  • Place spoonful of avocado sauce on cucumbers and top with shrimp. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Happy birthday to the United States Air Force!

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Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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