Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Crostini

Happy Friday…. the 13th!

So I like to think of Friday the 13th not as bad luck, but as maybe the best luck ever.


Friday the 13th gives you an excuse for everything. Seriously.


Forgot to pick up lunch for the meeting? It’s Friday the 13th…

Forgot your mom’s birthday? It’s Friday the 13th…

(jkkk today’s my mom’s bday… totally did not forget your birthday!!)

Finished off the box of chips ahoy?? No, that was just you. But if someone caught you finishing of their box… It’s Friday the 13th!


So today is really just about losing car keys… forgetting dry cleaning… and  and getting one day of the year to not have to own up to it.


hahaha happy holiday!


Ok, but the one thing you don’t have to worry about messing up are these Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Crostinis! These are so fast and easy that they are even fool proof on today’s like today :) All you have to do is sauté the shrimp for about 2 minutes in pan…. and puree a few ingredients in the food processor, voila! Deliciosa!

The shrimp get a little heat from a quick chili powder rub and the avocado spread is a smooth creamy puree of yummy garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and chickpeas.

*Wondering why chickpeas?? It gives the spread a deliciously creamy texture without the added fat and calories of sour cream!


This is one of my new favorite appetizers, I love the cool avocado with the spicy shrimp and crunchy toasts (and so will all your friends!).


Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!

Recipes adapted from Fine Cooking and Chloe’s Kitchen









  1. This looks and sounds amazing. I love shrimp, and I like how it has chili powder to give it an extra spicy kick!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thanks! Me too :) The spicy shrimp with the cool avocado spread went so well together!

  2. Hahahaha…I ‘m now looking back on my day to see what happened so I can blame it on the day! Although yesterday some weird stuff happened so it may have came early around here. And these look too scrumptious to not try!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Haha well then just blame everything on it. I lost my driver’s license a week ago and I refuse to take responsibility :) Not looking forward to dragging myself to the DMV!

  3. I love a good crostini appetizer–and those spicy shrimp look delicious! Hoping not to have anything to blame on Friday the 13th.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Hahaha I hope you didn’t too! I lucked out.. almost :) Tiny mishap with my mom’s bday cake but can’t complain!

  4. Haha, I think everyone is talking about Friday the 13th. I didn’t grow up here so I don’t really associate with Friday the 13th…and it’s just a normal day. =P I LOVE your crostini! My kids and I can’t eat too spicy, but we make milder version and my husband will enjoy super spicy one. I love this appetizer/snack – looks pretty and delicious at the same time!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Haha thanks!! I can’t eat too spicy either, the first version I made I used 3/4 tsp chili powder (which was perfect for me!) but the rest of my family liked the extra kick of a full teaspoon, they thought the first version was too bland, maybe add some garlic too?

  5. I have made crostini’s 4 out of the last 7 days, I am on a kick, LOVE them! But, I have not yet made a shrimp crostini and your s looks fantastic!! Beautiful photos!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      me too! I swear I could eat crostini for dinner every day, I’m a big appetizer girl (if you can’t tell by the 9 out 10 past posts.. :)!

  6. Beautiful pics!! Such a lovely hors-d’oeuvre idea. I love shrimp (who doesn’t??) and I love the idea of chickpeas with the avocado as a spread. 2 thumbs up, girl!

  7. looks delicious! especially the avocado spread…mmm, I am going to remember chickpeas using to make things smoother

    and who knew that about friday the 13th, I will have to remember that as an excuse for things ;) Have a great weekend!!!!

  8. My friend is celebrating her 30th bday next month and has been searching for appetizer recipes that would stand up to being outside in the heat, so I definitely passed this one on to her!

  9. Your crostini looks very good and it’s a parfect antipasto at this time of year for well chilled Pinot Grigio or Pinot Bianco, and Sauvignon Blanc. You have tremendous organic/natural talent for creating delicacies!

  10. You’re hilarious lol. Happy Birthday to your momma!

  11. I love your secret weapon of chickpeas! What an amazing appetizer :)

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha thanks Liz :) I’m going to try that little trick in some more recipes and see what else I can do!

  12. Seems like we both made it through Friday, although I think mine would have been a whole lot better with this as my dinner.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Haha so would mine! I made this earlier in the week, my Friday dinner was takeout :)

  13. Yum! Looks great :)

  14. Oh my! I would love a couple of these right now! Love the avocado and shrimp combination!

  15. Lovely recipe. Your blog is so great. I have nominated you for the lovely blog.

  16. Good thinking with the chick peas! And Friday the 13th totally passed me by…which is much more satisfactory than the time I wrote my car off on Friday the 13th, which was obviously a direct result of the date and nothing to do with human error or physics or animal behaviour (there was wildlife involved)!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      hahaha! No way, totally not your fault :) I even made Friday 13th into a long weekend.. I still refuse to take responsibility for anything haha

  17. These look so good, and easy to make. Talk about a delicious snack. Um, can I snatch a few from the plate ;)

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha well u’ll have to fight me for them first… I’m pretty territorial over my crostini..

  18. Yum! I love love love shrimp! And I love spicy! These sound perfect!!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thanks Nichole! I love spicy shrimp in the summer! Goes really well with a cold margarita… :)

  19. Avocado + shrimp = match made in heaven. Seriously, 2 of my most very favorite foods. These look amazing! Forget the appetizers, I’m so making these and eating them as a main meal! Congrats on being a part of Daily Food Buzz’s Top 9!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thanks Deanna! The first time I made these I was going to put it all in a wrap as a main dish too :) You just inspired me to try that again! Seriously love avocado and shrimp together too!

  20. Looking Yummy…….. Great blog

  21. I really love shrimp. Its my favorite, very favorite in any dishes! this one looks so good. its ♥


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