Light Tex Mex Shrimp Wonton Cups Recipe ~ Perfect Small Bite Appetizers! Crunchy Wonton Shells Stuffed with Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, and Seasoned Shrimp! Plus, it’s a Light Appetizer So You Won’t Feel Guilty!
Bet you thought you were going to tune in today to some more delicious Christmas Cookies, but I surprised you didn’t I? Today you are getting these oh, so delicious, Light Tex Mex Shrimp Wonton Cups perfect for your holiday and cocktail parties and game days! Light, crunchy wonton shells layered with gaucamole, pico de gallo and chives will have everyone coming back for seconds. Plus, they are super easy to make!
Ingredients Needed to Make Light Tex Mex Shrimp Wonton Cups
- Wonton wrappers
- Olive oil
- Shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Chili powder
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Pico de gallo
I thought shrimp was a total win for everyone. You see I adore shrimp as you can see from my blog. For example you can enjoy it on a pizza like this Shrimp Macaroni and Cheese Pizza! Or maybe you’d like it with some pasta? Then I know you’d love Shrimp & Asparagus Pasta! Or maybe you need a second appetizer for your party! Then Grilled BBQ Pineapple Shrimp Bites or Spring Rolls are a win!
I’ve talked with you before about how I love the sweets at the holidays, but the appetizers are really what is near and dear to my heart. One Christmas we had a party and it was ALL appetizers with a few cookies snuck in. I mean we have to have cookies, duh! But that is my kind of holiday food. Or maybe you are hosting a big party for the football game. I’ll be belling up to the appetizer table whatever party we are at! Since I already know I love these Green Pepper Sausage Wontons so I wanted to try another wonton recipe!
Shrimp is a weekly occurrence in our house. I love how easy it is to make, plus there is endless options for different dishes. My hubs love it as much as I do and so does Miss K! When I made these fantastic Light Tex Mex Shrimp Wonton Cups my Mom happened to be over. They may be small bite appetizers but we treated ourselves to them at lunch and devoured more than I care to admit.
You see, my mom is more used to meat and potatoes, Midwestern staples, and I love having her over and treating her to some new flavors. As I was making them she may have raised her eyebrows and doubted me for a second, but I promptly ignored this.
Let’s just say after they were done she was oohing and ahhing and complimenting me on how delicious these shrimp appetizers were. Of course, that’s a great thing to have happen when you are cooking, but the true test is always if they eat them. We’ll just say she devoured them and I knew they were a success!
They are also super easy to make so you don’t have to be slaving over them when your guests arrive! Simply bake the wonton shells, which can totally be done ahead of time, then layer in the guacamole, pico de gallo and top them with your seasoned shrimp!
They are so delicious and flavorful that I’m sure they will disappear in a second, plus who doesn’t love those cute small bite appetizers like this?
Tools Helpful When Making Light Tex Mex Shrimp Wonton Cups
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray wonton wrappers with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange in 24 mini muffin cups. Bake in preheated oven for 5-7 minutes or until edges are just starting to brown. Remove from oven.
- While wontons are baking toss the shrimp with 1 Tbsp olive oil, salt, lime juice and chili powder. Cook in skillet over medium heat, about 5-7 minutes or until they are opaque throughout.
- Fill each wonton cup with gaucamole, then pico de gallo and then top with one shrimp. Sprinkle chives on top of shrimp.