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Avocado and Shrimp Crostini

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Avocado and shrimp crostini are the perfect appetizer. The tender shrimp and creamy avocado go well with a splash of lime juice and cilantro. It is fresh and delicious.

avocado and shrimp mixture on top of baguette slices with cilantro.

If you love shrimp and avocado toast, these crostini are for you! They are perfect for dinner parties, as a light lunch, and more.

We are huge fans of crostini. There is just something about a little two bite appetizer that make it extra tasty.

Start with sliced baguette and add fun toppings. Ham and cheese crostini are always a huge hit with our family.

shrimp and avocado toast appetizers on platter.

So it seemed past time to make some different flavor combinations. I wanted to do something tasty with shrimp, another one of our favorite foods.

I thought I could tie in some of those southwestern flavors with lime, cilantro, chili powder and avocado.  Then I piled it all up on some garlic toast bites and passed it around.

No surprisingly my husband and son love them. Of course, I do too.

avocado and shrimp mixture on top of baguette slices with cilantro.

We love how fresh these taste. We enjoy them so much, we frequently make a meal of them during warm weather.

Go ahead and make a batch to see for yourself. We hope you like them as much as we do!

More Great Seafood Recipes

If you love shrimp, try making Cajun shrimp dip. It has a bit of heat, plenty of creamy goodness and that seafood sweetness.

Cajun crab chowder is another great way to get a little spice in your life. Or make creamy clam chowder for something a bit more mild.

Check out my full collection of fish and seafood recipes for more inspiration.

avocado and shrimp mixture on top of baguette slices with cilantro.

Avocado and Shrimp Bruschetta

Carlee
Delicious shrimp, creamy avocado, lime, cilantro and a hint of chili powder piled atop some delicious garlic bread. It is a one of a kind bruschetta appetizer that reminds me of our trip to the Houston shore.
5 from 4 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 188 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Baguette sliced in about half inch slices
  • 3 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound shrimp cooked and peeled
  • 2 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder or to taste
  • 2 avocados diced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spread the baguette slices out on a cookie sheet. Stir together garlic and butter and brush over baguette slices. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and set aside.
    3 Tablespoon butter, 2 cloves garlic
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the lime juice, chili powder and olive oil. Cut the avocado into small cubes and toss in lime juice mixture.
    2 Tablespoon lime juice, 1 Tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon chili powder, 2 avocados
  • Roughly chop the shrimp. Stir shrimp and cilantro in with the avocado and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    1 pound shrimp, 4 Tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • Spoon over garlic bread toasts and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 12gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 548mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1g
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Jas @ All that's Jas

Thursday 21st of September 2017

My husband would love this recipe too. He is a huge shrimp lover. Thanks for being a part of #foodbloggers4TX!

April

Friday 15th of September 2017

I'm not a shrimp fan, but my husband and children are, and would LOVE these. They would be perfect for a party. Hello football season!

Carlee

Saturday 16th of September 2017

I do think they would be fun to serve for football! Thank you!

Debbie

Thursday 14th of September 2017

Hi Carlee, I've been following the devastation the hurricanes have been having over there and my heart goes out to everyone affected. Many lives have been affected and some will never be the same again.

If shrimps are popular in Texas my husband and my daughter would love it there! These bruschetta would go down well with them. Pinning for future reference.

xx

Carlee

Friday 15th of September 2017

It is amazing how one weather event can change so many lives, isn't it? We would get along famously with your husband and daughter, we are a shrimp loving household!

Cookaholic Wife

Thursday 14th of September 2017

Finger foods are my favorite. I'd have a hard time only eating 1 or 2 of these!

Carlee

Friday 15th of September 2017

It is hard to stop, but nobody's making you anyway ;-)

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Tuesday 12th of September 2017

Nothing more perfect to recognize Texas than shrimp! I remember falling in love with Gul Shrimp down there, no other shrimp has ever been the same to me! Love all the flavor you have packed into these bites!

Carlee

Friday 15th of September 2017

We had to wander through a few seafood markets when we were on the shore. So fun! Thank you!