Shrimp Guacamole Appetizer

Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 20-30 hors d’oeuvres
Guacamole is a very versatile dish that goes well with just about anything. This shrimp guacamole is the perfect snack to serve at your next party.

This shrimp guacamole appetizer could not be easier to make. Best of all, it has fantastic flavor. If you’re not a big fan of shrimp, you can substitute it with other ingredients such as bacon, sausage, chorizo or shredded beef. The options are endless, since practically everything goes really well with guacamole.


  • For the Marinade
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • pinch cayenne pepper optional
  • sea salt to taste
  • For the Appetizer
  • 1 pound medium shrimp rinsed, peeled and deveined
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped (optional)
  • Guacamole
  • tortilla chips or for a twist, try mini fried arepas

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  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients of the marinade. Add the shrimp and toss to make sure they’re well covered with the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Cook the shrimp in a large pan on medium high heat for about 3-5 minutes or until they’re pink and opaque. Remove from heat, place them in a medium bowl, add the lime juice, toss and let them cool completely. Once cooled, add the cilantro.
  3. To assemble the appetizers, place about 2 teaspoons of guacamole on each chip and then place a single shrimp on the guacamole. Serve immediately.

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