Shrimp & Cucumber Leprechaun Bites

Shrimp & Cucumber Leprechaun Bites

I grew up loosely Irish. My sister and I called it “Irish-ish.” This recipe comes from my mother and was part of many of our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. This simple, light appetizer always disappears immediately. It is a nice balance to the heavier traditional St. Patrick’s Day dishes that are usually served.

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Shrimp & Cucumber Leprechaun Bites
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Shrimp & Cucumber Leprechaun Bites

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Irish
Servings: 6 servings approximately
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • ½ pound cooked shrimp - peeled, deveined and finely chopped
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 green onions - thinly sliced
  • 1 celery rib - finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dill pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium English cucumber - cut into ¼-inch slices
  • Chopped chives - for garnish


  • In a small bowl, combine shrimp, mayonnaise, green onions, celery, relish, lemon juice, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper. Once evenly mixed, spoon about 2 teaspoons onto each cucumber slice. Top each one with a sprinkle of fresh chives. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Shrimp & Cucumber Leprechaun Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 423mg18%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Tags: Bites Cucumbers Kim Maes Shrimp St. Patrick's Day
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