Blackened Shrimp & Guacamole Appetizer

It is official, summer has arrived and I have been on Pinterest saving easy and no-fuss recipes for summer entertaining and these blackened shrimp with homemade guacamole and cucumber are definitely on the list! Light but full of incredible flavors.

These healthy adorable bites of goodness only take a few minutes to put together!!  You simply blacken the seasoned shrimp by searing them in a cast iron pan over high heat...  They will cook in no time.  You will serve the shrimp on top of crunchy and cool cucumber slice which will be covered with the yummy guacamole.  

And let me tell you, this combination of flavors and textures is perfection. Whether you are hosting a cocktail party, entertaining guests, or just enjoying a quick meal, they are sure to become a favorite!!

Blackened Shrimp & Guacamole Cucumber Appetizer

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Servings8



  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deviened
  • 1 cucumber, sliced

  • FOR THE guacamole:

  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice of one fresh lime
  • salt and pepper to taste


    FOR THE SHRIMP AND guacamole CUCUMBER appetizer:

  1. Toss cleaned and dry shrimp in the oil and the seasoning and cook in a preheated (medium-high heat) heavy bottomed pan/skillet until slightly blackened, about 5 minutes per side.
  2. Assemble with cucumber slices, topped with guacamole and top with cooked shrimp.  
  3. Garnish with fresh cilantro for color and enjoy.

  4. FOR THE fresh guacamole:
Peel and mash avocado in a medium serving bowl. Stir in onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Season with remaining lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Chill for half an hour to blend flavors.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend.  Here's to happy and warm summer days.  


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  1. Such an inspiring and tempting appetizer, just fit for this so hot, hot Summer, thank you for this wonderful recipe, darling Janet !

    Hope you're doing well and enjoying your garden,
    I'm sending blessings across the Ocean,
    always so very grateful for your precious friendship, Sweetest One !

    XOXO Dany

  2. Ooh, I love shrimp and I love blackened shrimp. Thanks Janet. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Your appetizer looks so good. Thanks for sharing this recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J&J Janet.

  4. Oh my dear friend, does this appetizers look yummyyyy !!!
    I will pin this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
    Wishing you and yours a terrific Summer and 4th. of July weekend.
    Muchos abrazos y cariño de mi parte preciosa.


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