No one needs to know that this Guacamole & Spiced Shrimp Crostini recipe only took you minutes to make! They are guaranteed to be the first thing to disappear at your Super Bowl (or cocktail) party. Thank you to Sabra Dipping Co. for helping me share this recipe with you.
As much as I want to munch on good food at a Super Bowl party, I don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen the entire time. There are Doritos ads to chuckle at, touchdowns to cheer and blankets to hide under while trying to disguise the tears from the last Budweiser commercial. I know I’m not the only one! That’s where easy appetizers, like these Guacamole Spiced Shrimp Crostini, come into play.
Whether you are someone who is “all about the ads” or you go to Super Bowl parties for the actual football game, you have to agree that one of the most important parts is the food. As much as I enjoy a chicken wing or two, I take on the challenge to come up with football-worthy dishes that happen to be healthy. Challenge happily accepted if it means I get to eat appetizers like these crostini, my all-time favorite Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken and these cute Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadillas.
So, what does it take to make these crostini? A whole wheat (preferably) baguette, shrimp, a few spices, feta cheese and a container of my favorite Sabra Classic Guacamole. If there is one game day “must”, it is guacamole and Sabra’s is filled with just the good stuff – avocado, onion, tomato, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, garlic, lime juice. And it’s already made for you, so all you have to do is open the package and start dipping or spreading.
Drink in one hand + dipping vehicle in the other = highly entertaining Super Bowl!
There is one trick to shrimp, regardless of how you cook them…stop cooking before you think they’re actually done because shrimp become as tough as a rubber ball when overcooked. In this recipe, the shrimp are tossed with olive oil, cumin, salt and pepper, then roasted for all of four minutes. Spread the guacamole on the toasted baguette pieces, top each one with a succulent shrimp and garnish with some crumbles of feta cheese.
Healthy game day perfection!
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Other healthy game day appetizers:
Cookin’ Canuck’s Mini Hummus & Roasted Pepper Phyllo Bites
Cookin’ Canuck’s Baked Chicken Ranch Yogurt Egg Rolls
Picky Palate’s Salsa & Hummus Roasted Chicken Bruschetta
Running to the Kitchen’s Mediterranean Eggplant Chips
Center Cut Cook’s Shrimp Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce
- 15 ¼-inch slices whole grain baguette
- ½ lb. large shrimp, shelled & deveined
- 1 tsp olive oil
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground pepper
- Juice of ¼ lime
- 5 tbsp Sabra Classic Guacamole
- 4 tsp crumbled feta cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until starting to crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside.
- Increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
- Place the shrimp in a medium bowl and toss with the olive oil. Add the cumin, salt and pepper, and toss to coat the shrimp.
- Arrange the shrimp on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast until just cooked through, about 4 minutes.
- Spread 1 teaspoon of Sabra Classic Guacamole on each baguette slice. Top each with 1 shrimp and ¼ teaspoon feta cheese. Serve.
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