Cucumber Shrimp Spread

Cucumber-Shrimp Spread

Cucumber Shrimp Spread
Cucumber shrimp spread

Getting ready to host a great outdoor summer barbecue?

Or are you just looking for something that’s quick, easy to prepare, and delicious to bring with you on a romantic picnic?

If you love shrimp as much as I do and have a few cucumbers left over from the delicious, refreshing chilled cucumber soup with mint recipe we made a little while ago, then I have a good use for them.

My Cucumber Shrimp Seafood Spread!

Doesn’t that just make your mouth water?

And this is so easy, delicious, and low calories that you can eat a LOT of it WITHOUT feeling guilty…at least I don’t 🙂

You probably have most of the ingredients already so this is also a great recipe if you don’t want to do a lot of shopping!

Heck, most of the time all I really need to pick up at the grocery store are the shrimp.

I like to buy pre-cooked shrimp whenever I make this awesome cucumber-shrimp spread for the time it saves me, but if you have the time and inclination to cook the shrimp yourself, nothing beats fresh shrimp!

I’ll also swap out different types of crackers or serve on rye bread or, if I’m feeling really adventurous, on my famous french bread crostinis.

Now let’s get cooking!

Servings: 1 1/4 cups (20 servings)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

What You Need:

  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 3-oz package of softened cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon catsup
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • 1 cup cooked shrimp, peeled and chopped
  • choice of crackers

What You Do:

  1. Blend mayonnaise, catsup, mustard, garlic powder, and cream cheese together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add in cucumber, shrimp, and onion. Mix well.
  3. Spread mixture on crackers and serve.

Cucumber-Shrimp Spread

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Bill Course: AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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When mixing the ingredients, make sure to mix well. In addition, make sure to dab the cucumber juice (water) to get the cucumber(s) as dry as possible before mixing with the other ingredients. This will prevent the moisture in the cucumber from separating from the rest of the spread and adding a layer of moisture to the dip (which you don’t want). This recipe makes for a great summer appetizer and is ideal to take on a picnic or to be served at your next outdoor event!


  • 1 tablespoon 1 chopped onion

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 chopped cucumber

  • 1 package 1 package of softened cream cheese

  • 2 tablespoons 2 mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon 1 catsup

  • 1 teaspoon 1 mustard

  • 1 pinch 1 of garlic powder

  • 1 cup 1 pre-cooked shrimp, peeled and chopped

  • 20 20 sesame crackers


  • Blend mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, garlic powder, and cream cheese together in a mixing bowl
  • Chop pre-cooked shrimp into small, roughly equal-sized pieces
  • Slice cucumbers and dab slices on both sides with an absorbent paper towel. Once cucumber slices have minimal moisture, dice into smaller pieces
  • Chop onion into small pieces
  • Add diced cucumber, chopped pre-cooked shrimp, and onion mixture into a mixing bowl and mix well
  • Cover bowl containing cucumber shrimp spread with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 15 minutes
  • Spread mixture on crackers and serve


  • Serve chilled right from the refrigerator
  • Try substituting cocktail sauce for the ketchup to give this spread a spicy kick!
  • Try different types of crackers

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