Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

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RAPID CITY, S.D. -

In this week's Healthy Eating segment, Anya makes a scrumptious appetizer. It incorporates light and tasty blackened creole seasoned shrimp with crisp and juicy cucumber slices, topped with cool and creamy avocado and flavor-packed sauce.

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 10 minutes 
Total Time: 20 minutes 
Servings: 8

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon creole seasoning
1 pound shrimp, peeled
1 cucumber, sliced

(For the avocado sauce)

1 avocado, mashed
1 green onion, thinly sliced or chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro and/or parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and cayenne to taste

Directions

Toss the shrimp in the oil and the seasoning and cook in a preheated (medium-high heat) heavy bottomed pan/skillet until slightly blackened, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Mix together the avocado, green onion, cilantro, lemon juice and salt. 

Assemble the bites with cucumber slices, topped with avocado sauce then shrimp.

Option: Use your favorite guacamole instead of this avocado sauce

Nutrition Facts: Calories 155, Fat 8.8g (Saturated 1.8g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 120mg, Sodium 168mg, Carbs 5.5g (Fiber 1.9g, Sugars 1.1g), Protein 13.6g

Recipe courtesy of closetcooking.com.

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