Cajun Shrimp Hummus Crostini

This cajun shrimp hummus crostini is the perfect summer appetizer. Toasted bread topped with hummus, microgreens, spicy cajun shrimp, cilantro pesto and a sprinkling of feta cheese. Hello, summer! 

This cajun shrimp hummus crostini is the perfect summer appetizer. Toasted bread topped with hummus, micro greens, spicy cajun shrimp, cilantro pesto and a sprinkling of feta cheese. Hello, summer!

This post is sponsored by Sabra. As always all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. 

Hey, you guyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyys! I’m here today with the most amazing summer appetizer. This baby packs a major punch in the flavor department AND it’s beyond easy. I know, I say everything is easy but I swear I really mean it!

In the summer, I struggle to cook. I hate making my house hot and my appetite is about zero as soon as the thermometer hits 85. I’m a mess. However, one thing I’m good during the summer is drinking cold white wine and munching. I find munching (aka: snacking for dinner) is much easier than fixing a full on dinner spread. Plus with this fun summer appetizer you still get a nice dose of protein so you won’t’ be starving in 2.2 seconds after eating. 

This cajun shrimp hummus crostini is the perfect summer appetizer. Toasted bread topped with hummus, micro greens, spicy cajun shrimp, cilantro pesto and a sprinkling of feta cheese. Hello, summer!

Oh and in case you hadn’t heard today is National Hummus Day! That means it’s perfectly acceptable to eat all. the. hummus. for every single meal. Ok, maybe you shouldn’t eat it for every single meal but I think lunch and dinner are perfectly acceptable. Trust me, this cajun shrimp hummus crostini would LOVE to be your dinner tonight. All you need is toasted bread, classic hummus, micro greens, cajun spiced shrimp, feta cheese and homemade cilantro pesto. I know it sounds like a lot of ingredients but it’s worth it!

Side note: I re-watched Jurassic World and I think I might be the only person I know who really liked this movie. I mean, I don’t want to live in a world where raptors are running around and sure as hell don’t want to go to an “amusement park” where they are running around BUT I’ll watch the heck out of a movie about it. Plus – Chris Pratt is beyond handsome. Even though I still view him as Andy Dwyer – awesomesauce.

This cajun shrimp hummus crostini is the perfect summer appetizer. Toasted bread topped with hummus, micro greens, spicy cajun shrimp, cilantro pesto and a sprinkling of feta cheese. Hello, summer!

One more fun thing about National Hummus Day – COUPONS! But, not just any old coupon. A coupon for $2 off Sabra hummus! However, this coupon is only available for one day so snatch it up quickly! Get your coupon HERE!

{Lookign for more fun hummus recipes? Try my Greek salad hummus pizza, Asian salad hummus flatbread or my Greek topped hummus.}

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Cajun Shrimp Hummus Crostini

This cajun shrimp hummus crostini is the perfect summer appetizer. Toasted bread topped with hummus, microgreens, spicy cajun shrimp, cilantro pesto and a sprinkling of feta cheese. Hello, summer!

Yield: 10 crostini

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

For crostini:

  • 20 medium-sized shrimp, cleaned
  • 1-2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 crostini-sized slices of bread, toasted
  • 1 container Sabra classic hummus
  • Microgreens
  • Cilantro pesto
  • Feta cheese

For cilantro pesto: 

  • 1 cup packed cilantro leaves and stems
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

For crostini:
In a small bowl add shrimp and toss with cajun seasoning. The amount of seasoning will depend on a few things - how salty your seasoning is and/or how spicy. The spice blend I used is light on the salt so I can use 2 teaspoons without making it too salty. Please taste your blend before seasoning so you don't make the shrimp too salty.

In a medium sized skillet add olive oil and place over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot add in the seasoned shrimp and cook until the shrimp slightly curls up and is pink in color. Remove from the heat and set aside while you assemble the crostini.

Lay out your toasted bread and spread with equal parts Sabra classic hummus. Then top with the desired amount of microgreens, 2 shrimp per crostini, a drizzle of cilantro pesto and crumbled feta cheese. Serve immediately.

For pesto:
Add cilantro, garlic and lemon juice to a small blender or food processor. Puree and slowly stream in the olive oil and 1 tablespoon water while the processor is running. Taste the pesto and season with kosher salt and pepper. Thin out the pesto with more water if desired.

22 Responses to “Cajun Shrimp Hummus Crostini”

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    Amy Stafford — May 13, 2016 at 7:36 am

    This is the perfect way to celebrate National Hummus Day, cuz girl this looks A-maZing!

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — May 13, 2016 at 8:47 am

    I think they would be totally acceptable as dinner too. Though I can’t agree about Jurassic World. We made it about 25 minutes into the movie… when the plane was in the tree, and that’s when it got switched off. I wasn’t in the mood I guess. Lol. Have a great weekend Brandy.

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    Marye — May 13, 2016 at 9:45 am

    These crostini look amazing! I need to try them!

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    Justine | Cooking and Beer — May 13, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Forget dinner, I wanted these crostini for every meal of every day!

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    Liz — May 13, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Gosh, I could eat these ANY time of the day!! Love this combo of shrimp and hummus!

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    Liz — May 13, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Sounds so good. Thank you and have a great weekend.

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — May 13, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Wow, these crostini look and sound amazing, such a great flavor combo!

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    Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife — May 13, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Oh my goodness YES! This dish looks so delicious! I love the colors and textures, and I’m always looking for new crostini dishes to bring to parties. I would eat a plate of these for dinner, too 🙂

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — May 13, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Oh I can always taste these flavors now! I love this idea! Anything with hummus is my kind of food!

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    Krista — May 13, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    This will be completing my meal this weekend!

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    Citra Kale @Citra's Home Diary — May 13, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Your cajun shimps combine with that hummus is just looks winner! Like it

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — May 13, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    These look like the perfect appetizer for any get together. Those shrimp sound amazing!

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — May 13, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Snacks for dinner is pretty much my entire summer menu plan. I really love the versatility of crostini with a nice layer of hummus and all the toppings!

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    Roxana — May 13, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Those are beautiful and don’t you love using microgreens? They’re just so cute!

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    Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads — May 13, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Hello deliciousness!! I would love to give these a try! Sounds wonderful!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — May 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    I want to eat this for all the meals! And I am exactly the same way in summer…extreme heat renders me useless.

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    Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah — May 14, 2016 at 1:45 am

    This is the kind of dish I could throw together that would be a hit with my family AND my in-laws 😀 Love it!

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    Kim Beaulieu — May 14, 2016 at 3:40 am

    This is one amazing recipe. I could eat this all the live long day. While watching dinosaurs and Chris Pratt.

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    eat good 4 life — May 14, 2016 at 8:01 am

    The perfect appetizer or snack. I could eat a few of these myself for sure! So healthy…

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    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama — May 15, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Haha! I LOVED the Jurassic World movie! Chris Pratt being in it certainly didn’t hurt. 😉 And I love this appetizer idea! Perfect for summer evenings on the back deck with a bottle of wine.

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — May 15, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Jurassic World is awesome! haha You’re totally not the only one that loves that movie because Thomas and I love it too! Also, Shrimp hummus crostini? YES please!

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    Rahul @samosastreet.com — May 17, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Perfect little appetizer! I could eat these little crostini’s for my entire meal. I love the combination of flavors!

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