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Garlic shrimp and avocado crostini are a fresh and delicious bite-size appetizer that will be a hit at any gathering or party!

Garlic Shrimp and Avocado Crostini

Easy & delicious garlicky shrimp and avocado crostini.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword shrimp and avocado appetizer, shrimp crostini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 dozen crostini
Author Natasha Bull

Ingredients

  • 12 medium to large shrimp thawed, peeled & deveined
  • 12 baguette slices (about 1/2"-3/4" thick)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Juice of 1/4 lime
  • 1 avocado
  • Arugula to taste
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and move the rack to the top. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the baguette slices on there.
  2. Add the olive oil and minced garlic to a small bowl. Brush the baguette slices on both sides with the oil/garlic mix. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until they're as crispy as you want. 15 minutes made them really crispy.
  3. Meanwhile, add a splash of olive oil to a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and salt & pepper to taste. Cook, stirring often, until the shrimp are pink (about 5 mins). Remove the pan from the heat.
  4. In a small bowl, mash the avocado, lime, and a bit of salt & pepper together.
  5. Once the baguette slices are toasted, let them cool for a few minutes and then spread a layer of avocado on each one. Top with the arugula and shrimp. Serve immediately.

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