Everyone knows the best part of parties is the snacks! Shareable appetizers and snack foods don’t have to get in the way of a healthy diet though. By choosing high quality ingredients, you can whip up some seriously delicious finger foods that don’t leave you feeling guilty.

These Pineapple, Shrimp, and Sausage Bites are very easy to pull off, and they are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Serve them on their own or with a creamy sriracha mayo dipping sauce. If that’s not your thing, you can always go with cocktail sauce as well!

Makes 16-20 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 pound wild caught shrimp
  • Fresh pineapple, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 6 ounces fully cooked sausage links (chorizo or andouille work great here)
  • Creole seasoning
  • Olive oil

For the Dip:

  • 1/3 cup Primal Gourmet avocado oil mayonnaise
  • Sriacha to taste
  • Squeeze of lime juice
  • Water to thin

Directions

For the dip:

  1. Mix the mayonnaise and sriacha to combine and thin the sauce out with a squeeze of lime juice and additional water, if necessary. Reserve.

For the Pineapple, Shrimp, and Sausage Bites:

  1. Add wooden cocktail toothpicks to a bowl or glass of water and allow them to soak for 10-20 minutes.
  2. Peel, core, and chop the pineapple. Reserve.
  3. Peel the shrimp, leaving the tail on if desired (for presentation) and slice the sausage into thin rounds.
  4. Add the peeled shrimp to a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and a generous shake of Creole seasoning. Toss to combine.
  5. Thread one shrimp, one piece of sausage, and one piece of pineapple onto a toothpick. Repeat with the remaining shrimp and lay the bites flat on a baking sheet.
  6. Broil on low for 3-5 minutes, until the shrimp are cooked through and the sausage is glistening.
  7. Remove and serve immediately with the dip.

Notes:

  • The bites can be served with cocktail sauce, if preferred, or simply on their own.
  • You will not need the entire pineapple for this recipe. I used what I needed and saved the rest for snacking!
  • I like to take small squares of tin foil and pinch them over the ends of the toothpick. Although not completely necessary, this keeps the wooden toothpick ends from burning and makes for a better presentation.
  • These bites are Paleo friendly – but so delicious that your guests will never know!

 


Allyson Meyler cooks, photographs, and eats the recipes found on her blog Reclaiming Yesterday. After struggling with her own health issues—and becoming frustrated with the Western medical system—Allyson took it upon herself to search for healing. She found relief through diet and lifestyle changes, and became a strong believer in food as medicine. She now shares her recipes and experiences through her blog in hopes to inspire others to get into the kitchen and take control of their health—and to eat some delicious food along the way! Follow along on Instagram and Facebook.

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