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Healthy Southwest Shrimp, Avocado and Cucumber Bites

Healthy snack or appetizer - easy, quick and delicious!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 370kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $10

Equipment

  • Saute Pan

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Shrimp Frozen or Fresh - Deveined
  • 3 small Avocado Or, 2 Large
  • 1 Hot House Cucumber
  • 2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 0.5 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon Oregano
  • 0.25 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 0.25 teaspoon Cayenne Optional
  • Salt Your desired amount
  • Pepper Your desired amount

Instructions

  • Defrost (if applicable) and peel shrimp.
  • In a small bowl, mix spices and add salt/pepper to taste.
  • Slice your cucumber about ¼ inch thick (about the size of a pencil eraser). You want
    your cucumber to be thick enough to hold the avocado and shrimp but not overly
    thick that they take over.
  • Slice your avocado a little thicker than ¼ inch thick. I cut my avocado in half
    (length wise) and cut half-moon shaped slices. 2 slices per cucumber (or fit
    accordingly depending on size of your cucumber slices).
  • Mix shrimp in a mixing bowl with 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or any other oil
    of choice).
  • Sprinkle seasoning mix evenly over shrimp and mix until fully coated.
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of oil to the pan and turn on medium/high heat. Let the pan heat
    for a couple minutes until the oil is hot. Tilt the pan to make sure the oil fully
    coats the bottom of the pan.
  • Place the shrimp in pan (you should hear it sizzle). If you don’t, you can let it heat a
    little longer before adding the remaining shrimp.
  • Add all shrimp to pan and cook for approximately 2-3 minutes on each size. Try to flip
    each shrimp only once so each side gets a nice brown. Once done, move to plate.
  • You should test one of your shrimp to be sure it is thoroughly cooked. The exterior should be pink with red tail and the flesh is white (slightly opaque).
  • Place the cucumber slices on your serving plate. Top with two slices of avocado per bite. Place one shrimp on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 370kcal