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Grilled Shrimp & Avocado Bites

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These grilled shrimp bites are a fabulous appetizer or snack for grilling season. They're easy to make and super tasty! They're ready in about 20 minutes - perfect for a relaxed BBQ.

For this recipe, we used Green Mountain Gringo® Medium Salsa and Green Mountain Gringo® Original Tortilla Strips we're so grateful to Green Mountain Gringo® for sponsoring this post. They have high-quality products that we love to use and are great for ingredient conscious cooks.

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Grilled shrimp bites next to a can of salsa and a bag of tortilla strips.

Why You’ll Love these Grilled Shrimp Bites

The grilled, spiced-covered shrimp have a lovely tang to them which pairs perfectly with the mellow avocado and crispy tortilla chip. Adding the small dollop of Green Mountain Gringo®​ salsa on top really brings all the flavors together for a satisfying and delicious bite.

You can serve these grilled shrimp bites as an appetizer or as part of a tapas style meal. They're ready quickly, making them a perfect recipe for a relaxed BBQ.

Ingredients You'll Need

Here's what you'll need to make this recipe.

  • 25 to 30 Green Mountain Gringo® Original Tortilla Strips
  • 1/4 cup Green Mountain Gringo® Medium Salsa
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Ingredients for grilled shrimp bites on a marble background.

How to Make this Recipe

Pulling this recipe together is super simple! Here's how to do it.

Make the guacamole - Combine the avocado, red onion, lime juice, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a small bowl and mash till fully combined. Set aside and allow the flavors to come together while you make the shrimp.

Prepare the shrimp - Thread 5 to 6 pieces of shrimp onto each skewer (use metal or wood). Combine the remaining salt, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder. Sprinkle on both sides of the shrimp. Grill the shrimp on a medium-high heat grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until the shrimp is no longer translucent. Remove from the grill and allow to cool slightly before removing from the skewers with a fork.

Assemble the bites - Place as many tortilla strips as you have pieces of shrimp on a plate. Spread a dollop of guacamole on each tortilla strip, then place a piece of shrimp on each strip, and finally top with a teaspoon of Green Mountain Gringo®​ salsa. Serve immediately!

Shrimp on skewers topped with spices.

More About Green Mountain Gringo®

We used Green Mountain Gringo® Medium Salsa and Green Mountain Gringo® Original Tortilla Strips in this post because we love their high quality and health-conscious products.

Green Mountain Gringo® encourages customers to "Check Out Our Backside" - by flipping over the product and looking at the ingredient label. What you'll find in their salsa is a bunch of fresh ingredients - like tomatoes, onions, tomatillos, cilantro, garlic, and sea salt.

We love the Green Mountain Gringo® Original Tortilla Strips too - they're crispy and delicious. They're a perfect base for this appetizer bite and are gluten-free.

An open bag of tortilla strips and a can of salsa.
Grilled shrimp bites on a marble background and a bamboo cutting board.

Tips for this Recipe

Cooking Tips - Cooked shrimp will be an opaque white with some pink or red. If the shrimp is still translucent, it's not done.

Storing Tips - This recipe is best served fresh. If you'd like to make it ahead, store the guacamole and cooked shrimp separately and assemble before serving. Cooked shrimp will save in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Alternate Cooking Methods - You can cook these on a grill pan on the stovetop as well. Heat the grill pan to medium-high heat and cook the shrimp for 3 minutes on each side.

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Yield: Makes 25 to 30 bites

Grilled Shrimp Avocado Bites

Grilled shrimp bites on a marble background and a bamboo cutting board.

These delicious grilled shrimp bites are easy to make and a tasty appetizer or side for a BBQ.

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 25 to 30 Green Mountain Gringo® Original Tortilla Strips
  • 1/4 cup Green Mountain Gringo® Original Medium Salsa
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat. 
  2. Combine the avocado, red onion, lime juice, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a small bowl and mash till fully combined. 
  3. Thread 5 to 6 pieces of shrimp onto each skewer (use metal or wood). 
  4. Combine the remaining salt, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder. 
  5. Sprinkle on both sides of the shrimp. 
  6. Grill the shrimp on a medium-high heat grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until the shrimp is no longer translucent. Remove from the grill and allow to cool slightly before removing from the skewers with a fork. 
  7. Place as many tortilla strips as you have pieces of shrimp on a large plate or cutting board. Spread a dollop of guacamole on each tortilla strip, then a piece of shrimp, and top with a teaspoon of salsa. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 514mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g






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