When you’re about to throw a cocktail party, it might be necessary to look for new hor dourves (hors d’oeuvres) recipes because what party is fun without finger foods? The recipe below got you covered to serve only the best menu only in short time. The small bites of this simple dish will not disappoint no matter what the gathering it is served for.

Frozen shrimp is an easy to get and use ingredients. It contains high protein, so there is no doubt that shrimp is super healthy. Plus, it can be cooked in only minutes. To get a source of good fats, avocados are a versatile ingredient to go. The combination of shrimp, avocado, and cucumber makes a low carb dish that fits especially for the summer. Here is the awesome hors d’oeuvres recipe and procedure.



  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced into half an inch
  • 2 large avocados, halved and pitted
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Dashes of salt and pepper

For Marinade Shrimp:

  • 2 lbs. frozen or fresh shrimp, cleaned and peeled
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt


  1. Put all the ingredients for marinade shrimp into large zip-lock bag, including the shrimp. Let it marinate for about half an hour.
  2. Prepare a medium sized bowl, mash avocado inside. Add salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  3. Prepare a grill by preheating in on medium-high heat. Place the marinated shrimp once it is heated. Close and let it grill for about three minutes.
  4. Cook and flip over the grill for couple of minutes until it is thoroughly cooked and turn pink. Then turn the grill off and let it cooled down.
  5. Set the slices of cucumbers on top of large tray. Spread the mashed avocado mix on top of it with enough amounts. Then put the grilled shrimp on top of it, and you are done.

The shrimp, avocado, and cucumber are just one of the many delicious and simple hor dourves recipes. You can make little or a lot, depending on the number of people that need to be served.

Not only the dish above is flavorful, but it’s also healthy. It is a low carb appetizer menu that will be amazing for a gathering as they easy to grab and fit for a bite. The seasoned avocado, marinade shrimp, and fresh cucumber are perfectly refreshing combination. You can adjust the marinade and spice level to make whole new hors d’oeuvres recipes modification.


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