Shrimp Cucumber Bites: Brilliant High Protein Appetizers

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If you love Shrimp then these shrimp cucumber bites are perfect for you! They are easy to make, healthy and so delicious. Find out how to make this high protein appetizer in 5 simple steps.

Shrimp Cucumber Bites

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Are Shrimp Healthy?

Yes, shrimp are healthy! Shrimp are a low-calorie, low-fat source of protein that is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, shrimp are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, selenium, and phosphorus.

How Many Carbs In Shrimp?

One cup (145 grams) of cooked shrimp contains 6 grams of carbs and 2 grams of fiber, for a net carb count of 4 grams. This is a very small amount of carbs, making shrimp a good choice for people who are following a low-carb diet.

What Is the Nutritional Value of Shrimp?

One cup (145 grams) of cooked shrimp contains the following nutrients:

  • Calories: 164
  • Protein: 28 grams
  • Fat: 2 grams
  • Carbs: 6 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Vitamin B12: 34% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
  • Selenium: 24% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 20% of the RDI

Are Shrimp Good for Weight Loss?

Shrimp are a low-calorie, low-fat source of protein that can be a part of a healthy weight loss diet.

shrimp cucumber bites on a plate

What Does Shrimp Tatse Like?

Shrimp have a delicate flavor that is often described as sweet and salty. They can be eaten cooked or raw, and are a popular ingredient in many dishes.

How To Cook Shrimp

There are many ways to cook shrimp. They can be grilled, boiled, baked, or sautéed. When cooking shrimp, be sure not to overcook them, as they will become tough and rubbery.

These shrimp cucumber bites are a great party appetizer. They are easy to make, and you can prepare them ahead of time.

INGREDIENTS FOR SHRIMP CUCUMBER BITES

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 oz dry ranch mix
  • ½ tsp dill weed
  • 2 large cucumbers
  • Fresh dill sprigs
  • 6 oz extra small fully cooked shrimp, thawed
Prepare all ingredients

HOW TO MAKE SHRIMP CUCUMBER BITES

In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, ranch mix, and dill weed. Stir until completely mixed together.

combine the cream cheese, ranch mix, and dill weed

Rinse the cucumbers in cold water, and peel the skins if desired.

peel the skins

Slice The Cucumbers

Slice the cucumbers into ¼ – ½ inch slices, and arrange on a baking sheet or tray.

Spread about ½ teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture on each cucumber. 

spread cream cheese mixture on each cucumber

Top Cream Cheese With Dill

Top each cream cheese covered cucumber with a tiny sprig of dill.

add with a tiny sprig of dill

Add Shrimp To Your Cucumber Bites

Add one shrimp to the center of each cucumber.

add shrimp to the center of each cucumber

Cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Shrimp Cucumber Bites on a plate

How Long Does Cucumber Shrimp Last?

Cucumber shrimp will last in the fridge for up to two days. Be sure to store in an airtight container.

Shrimp Cucumber Bites

How To Select Shrimp

When selecting shrimp, look for ones that are plump and have a pinkish-gray color. Avoid shrimp that are discolored or have black spots.

How To Store Shrimp

Shrimp can be stored in the fridge for up to two days. Be sure to store them in an airtight container.

How To Freeze Shrimp

Shrimp can be frozen for up to six months. Be sure to store them in an airtight freezer bag.

Thawing Frozen Shrimp

To thaw frozen shrimp, place them in the fridge overnight or run them under cold water. Do not thaw shrimp at room temperature, as this can cause bacteria to grow.

Shrimp Cucumber Bites

What To Serve With Shrimp Bites

These shrimp bites are perfect as an appetizer or main course. Serve them with a salad and some whole grain bread for a complete meal.

If serving as a party food, you can plate them next to some other finger foods like veggies and dip or fruit and cheese.

These shrimp bites are also a great addition to a brunch buffet. Serve them with some scrambled eggs and bacon for a complete meal.

Shrimp Cucumber Bites
Yield: 48

Shrimp Cucumber Bites: High Protein Appetizers

Prep Time: 1 minute
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

The Delicious Shrimp Cucumber Bites

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 oz dry ranch mix
  • ½ tsp dill weed
  • 2 large cucumbers
  • Fresh dill sprigs
  • 6 oz extra small fully cooked shrimp, thawed

Instructions

In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, ranch mix, and dill weed. Stir until completely mixed together

Rinse the cucumbers in cold water, and peel the skins if desired.

Slice the cucumbers into ¼ - ½ inch slices, and arrange on a baking sheet or tray.

Spread about ½ teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture on each cucumber. 

Top each cream cheese covered cucumber with a tiny sprig of dill.

Add one shrimp to the center of each cucumber.

Cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

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