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Lemon Shrimp and Avocado Caprese

Lemon Shrimp and Avocado Caprese - an easy, healthy snack or appetizer that is perfect for parties or gatherings as it is sure to always be a crowd pleaser!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 202kcal


  • 1 12 oz loaf of Artisan Bread or small loaf of bread of choice*, cut into 12-14 thin slices


  • 1 lb large wild caught shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 lemon freshly squeezed

Lemon Avocado Mash:

  • 2 avocados halved and seeded
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • 2 cups heirloom tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese optional
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves finely cut or shredded
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella pearls or sliced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic glaze


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. If your bread is not pre-sliced, go ahead and slice it into equally thin slices. Approximately 12 slices. Spray a fine mist of olive oil cooking spray over the tops and bake for 5-10 minutes or until the bread has toasted.
  • Spray a medium nonstick pan with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Once heated, add the shrimp. Season with sea salt and squeeze 1/2 of a lemon over the shrimp. Allow the shrimp to cook through until they are either warmed through (if you bought cooked pink shrimp) or until the uncooked shrimp reaches a firm pink color. Remove from heat.
  • While the shrimp is cooking, mash together the avocado, garlic powder, lemon juice, black pepper, and sea salt in a small bowl.
  • Remove toast from oven and top each with mashed avocado, tomato halves, shrimp, mozzarella, blue cheese, shrimp, and basil.
  • Drizzle balsamic glaze over the top of each. Enjoy!


*I used a 12 ounce Artisan Bread - Sprouted Grain, but you can use bread of choice


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.8g | Protein: 13.2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 60.1mg | Sodium: 174.8mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 3.6g