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Keto Shrimp Guacamole Bacon Appetizers

These keto appetizers will be a low carb fan favorite this football season! This buttery shrimp with savory bacon is not your average finger food! This creamy guacamole appetizer will be the top pick for a crowd at the football watch party! They'll never know it's keto friendly!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, gluten free, keto appetizer recipe, keto game day recipe, recipe for shrimp appetizers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 60kcal
Author Jennifer Banz

Equipment

Ingredients

For the Guacamole:

  • 2 Small avocados
  • 1/2 Cup Minced red onion
  • 1/2 Lime, juiced
  • 1/3 Cup Fresh cilantro lightly packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

For the Shrimp:

  • 10 ounces Large raw shrimp peeled and deveined, yields 20 shrimp
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter

Other Ingredients:

  • 7 Slices bacon, cooked until crisp and cut into thirds
  • 1 10 inch Cucumber, cut 1/2 inch slices

Instructions

Make the Guacamole

  • Add all the ingredients for the guacamole to a food processor and pulse until all combined.
    You want the guacamole to be a little chunky. Taste for seasoning and adjust to your taste.

Cook the Shrimp

  • Season both sides of the shrimp with salt, pepper, and cumin.
    Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
    Sear the shrimp on both sides until no longer opaque.
    Remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.

Assemble the Keto Appetizers:

  • Lay out the cucumber slices on a platter and season with salt.
    Top with one slice of bacon followed by a spoonful of guacamole.
    Finish off with a shrimp and secure with a toothpick.

Notes

  • We stuck the toothpick right in the center of the shrimp. ┬áIf you try to put the toothpick through the shrimp, guacamole will get squeezed out and mess up your keto appetizers!

Nutrition

Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 1g