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Shrimp and Avocado Sliders | Print |
(4 votes, average 2.50 out of 5)




Makes 8 to 10 mini sandwiches


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 1 pound medium-size raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ¼ of one lime
  • Salt to taste
  • About 1 cup Easy Black Bean Spread, see recipe
  • 8 to 10 slider buns or small dinner rolls, cut in half
  • 1 ripe avocado, cut in half, pitted, peeled, thinly sliced
  • Sliced bottled pickled jalapeños (optional)


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a 10 or 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until tender, about 4 minutes.  Stir in garlic; cook about 30 seconds. Remove to a plate.
  2. Add 1/2 tablespoon of the remaining oil to the same pan over medium-high heat. Add ½ of the shrimp. Cook and stir until opaque, about 2 minutes. Remove to plate. Repeat with remaining oil and shrimp. Mix all shrimp, onion mixture, lime juice and salt to taste in pan. Remove from heat.
  3. Spread a thin layer of black bean spread on the bottoms of the buns. Top the black beans with shrimp and onion mixture (approximately 3-4 shrimp on each slider). Top with avocado slices and pickled jalapeno slices. Put the top of the bun in place. Secure with a long wooden pick or skewer. Serve.