Shrimp & Avocado Cucumber Bites

By Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hors d’oeuvres are difficult in the summer. I typically think of them as being hot finger foods served by waiters dressed as penguins. But when you’re hosting a dinner party in 40 degree heat, that’s not really going to fly, is it?

Let’s be honest – there will never be waiters dressed as penguins serving anything at my house. Not unless My Other Half owns a tuxedo I am unaware of.

But hors d’oeuvres, yes – I like to serve a pre-meal appetizer for when our guests arrive. More often than not this is a cheese platter, but recently I decided to try something new.

I am instantly drawn to anything containing avocado, so when I found these Shrimp, Avocado & Cucumber Bites, it was love at first sight. Refreshing and simple, I have yet to find better appetizer for a hot summer day.

Shrimp & Avocado Cucumber Bites


  • 170g cooked cold-water salad shrimp, chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • 1 English cucumber, cut diagonally in 24 slices


  1. Places cucumber slices on a platter. Mix remaining ingredients and serve 1 tbsp of the mixture on each cucumber slice. That’s it!
  2. Adapted from Canadian Living

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