Shrimp Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites

Keto Shrimp Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites

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These little cucumber cream cheese and shrimp bites are amazing!  So simple and delicious! This is a perfect Keto appetizer!

Shrimp Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites

Look at these cute little cucumber canapes! Spread with cream cheese and topped with shrimp, they are just begging to be eaten!

Pick up this cucumber slice and move this epic little creation in your mouth.  Crunchy cucumber, creamy cream cheese and succulent shrimp – what a combo!  How many are you going to eat?

Shrimp Cucumber Canapes

Best of all, this stuff is very low in carbs!  These shrimp cucumber cream cheese bites make a perfect keto appetizer!  They look so impressive and yummy, they disappear from the party platter in minutes!

Cucumber Cream Cheese Slices With Shrimp Party Appetizer

How To Make Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites With Shrimp

First, you need to start with the right cucumber.  The best cucumber to make any type of cucumber canapes is the long seedless English cucumber.  English cucumbers are firmer and less watery then regular ones and don’t have large seeds, which makes them a perfect choice for slices that hold up the cream cheese and shrimp toppings.

You also need the right shrimp.  The best type of shrimp for this appetizer is cooked, peeled, deveined and tail-off.  I’ve seen this appetizer made using shrimp with tails, but I think for bite-sized food people just want to put the whole thing in their mouth and not have to deal with the tail :)   So my vote goes to tail-off shrimp for this one.

Take the cream cheese out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature.  If you forgot to do it and need to make this appetizer in a hurry, cold cream cheese will still work but will be harder to spread then the room temperature one.

Defrost the shrimp in a refrigerator overnight, or you can quick-thaw it under cold running water (see how to defrost shrimp fast).  Since the shrimp is already cooked, no further cooking is needed.

Slice the English cucumber into slices (no need to peel the cucumber) and put the slices on a serving plate.  Blot cucumber slices with a paper towel on top to remove extra moisture.

cucumber slices for canapes

Spread each cucumber slice with cream cheese.

Cucumber slices spread with cream cheese

Put shrimp on top of cream cheese.

Shrimp cucumber cream cheese keto appetizer

Make-Ahead Cucumber Shrimp Canapes

Another amazing feature of these shrimp cucumber cream cheese bites is that they can be made ahead!  A simple 3-ingredient keto appetizer that can be made in advance – what a find!

Shrimp Cucumber Canape Appetizer Low Carb

You can make this appetizer a day ahead.  Simply assemble the cucumber shrimp canapes on a plate, cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate.  When ready to serve, just put the plate on the table and remove plastic wrap.  Enjoy!

Keto Cucumber Cream Cheese Shrimp Appetizer

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Cucumber Cream Cheese Shrimp Appetizer

These cucumber cream cheese shrimp bites are amazing! So easy to make, this is a perfect keto appetizer!
Prep Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese, cucumber, shrimp
Cooking Method: No-Cook
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb
Servings: 8
Calories: 86kcal


  • 1 lb large cooked shrimp peeled and deveined, tail-off, thawed
  • 1 long English cucumber
  • 2 oz cream cheese at room temperature


  • Slice the cucumber and put the slices on a large plate.
  • Blot the cucumber slices on top with paper towel to remove extra moisture.
  • Spread the cucumber slices with cream cheese.
  • Top the cucumber slices with shrimp.


This recipe also works great with flavored cream cheese (chive or veggie flavors).
You can make it up to 1 day ahead, just cover the plate with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 464mg | Potassium: 110mg | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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