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Shrimp & Cucumber Appetizers Recipe

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Ok, so I was just trying to make these sound fancy by calling them “appetizers”, but these are one of my favorite (and super easy) snacks. I’ve even eaten these as an entire lunch, and they really do make great appetizers for parties too!

A good source of protein over delicious, crisp and refreshing cucumber with a little bit of cream cheese for flavor and healthy fats. My children like to help make this recipe. They can slice cucumbers with a butter knife and like to help top with cream cheese and shrimp. If you don’t eat shrimp, you could substitute smoked salmon in its place.

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Shrimp & Cucumber Appetizers

A fresh and light appetizer of shrimp on top of cucumber slices with cream cheese.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 242kcal
Author Katie Wells


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  • Peel the cucumber in alternating strips to leave a striped look on the outside.
  • Slice the cucumber into ¼ to ½ inch slices and put on a plate.
  • Mix the strained greek yogurt or cream cheese with the dill, salt, and pepper.
  • Put a small amount of the yogurt mix on top of each piece of cucumber and top each one with a shrimp.
  • Serve immediately or keep in the refrigerator for up to six hours.


Nutrition Facts
Shrimp & Cucumber Appetizers
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.2g8%
Saturated Fat 3.4g21%
Cholesterol 149mg50%
Sodium 267mg12%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 9.3g10%
Protein 35.7g71%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Strain yogurt by placing it in a cheesecloth or towel over a bowl for a few hours and use the part left in the towel. You can also use cream cheese, but this version has probiotics.

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Shrimp and cucumbers with cream cheese for a simple and fresh appetizer that can be made in minutes.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


3 responses to “Shrimp & Cucumber Appetizers Recipe”

  1. Wanda Avatar

    These are one of my favourites too… sometimes I add spices to the yogurt/ cream cheese to kick it up a notch, and a dab of spiced up homemade ketchup really goes well too. I have also done this with smoked salmon or tuna.

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