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Shrimp Taco Cucumber Bites Recipe

Looking for great finger food to bring to a pot-luck? This is a great, bite-size recipe that’s bound to please a variety of diners. In this recipe, you’ll be combining Mexican-inspired spices with a host of other ingredients, including shrimp, guacamole, and cucumber, in a southwestern-flavored seafood recipe.

Shrimp Taco Cucumber Bites

This recipe is perfect for parties or other out-of-home gatherings for a few reasons: It’s a unique spin on bites (usually for Mexican dishes, we’d expect to see nachos instead of cucumbers); the preparation is incredibly quick, and it can be served room temperature or cold, depending on your preference. This is a great Paleo recipe for those who are interested in Paleo but avoid red meat and poultry as well.

Another reason we love this dish is that, despite being a “snack” food, it includes a great variety of ingredients that provide macro balance and other nutrients. The shrimp bolsters your protein intake and provides things like glucosamine and calcium.

While shrimp is definitely lacking in both calories and fats, this gets made up for by the inclusion of avocado, another fantastic Paleo staple that adds a dose of vitamin K1, folate, and vitamin C.

While it might make the most sense to serve these for a group, we think they’re great enough to eat for a Mexican-themed dinner at home too!

If you are serving these at a party, consider adding some yummy Paleo desserts to the menu. We like this pineapple with lime and mint dish for a simple and sweet dish that accompanies the flavors of your other course well.

Shrimp Taco Cucumber Bites Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 15 min Cook: 8 min

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Guacamole

Shrimp Taco Cucumber Bites Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, mash the avocado until smooth. Add all the remaining ingredients for the guacamole. Stir until well combined, cover, and refrigerate.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Place the shrimp in a bowl and toss with the olive oil, chili powder, paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  4. Grill the shrimp until cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  5. Top each cucumber slice with guacamole and shrimp.
  6. Serve topped with fresh cilantro.
Shrimp Taco Cucumber Bites Recipe
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Shrimp Taco Cucumber Bites Recipe

Bite size Mexican dishes don't always have to include nachos. This Paleo twist combines seafood and guacamole atop cucumber slices.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cucumber, shrimp, Taco
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 558kcal
Cost 5

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 cup Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mash the avocado until smooth. Add all the remaining ingredients for the guacamole. Stir until well combined, cover, and refrigerate.
    1 ripe avocado, 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro, 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice, 1 garlic clove, 1/4 cup Roma tomatoes, 1/4 cup red onion
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Place the shrimp in a bowl and toss with the olive oil, chili powder, paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.
    1 lb shrimp, 1 tbsp. chili powder, 1/2 tbsp. paprika, 2 tsp. ground cumin, 1/2 tsp. onion powder, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, 2 tbsp. olive oil, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;
  • Grill the shrimp until cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
    Cooking fat
  • Top each cucumber slice with guacamole and shrimp.
    1 cucumber
  • Serve topped with fresh cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 89g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 1293mg | Sodium: 4067mg | Potassium: 601mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2549IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 530mg | Iron: 12mg