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Shamrock Avocado Bites

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  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 12
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Need some nibbles to go with your Guinness™? Try some shamrock-shaped avocados on top of squares of pumpernickel, melted cheese and corned beef.
Created Jan 21, 2018
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  • 1/4 lb (125 g) corned beef
  • 4 to 5 slices of pumpernickel bread
  • 3 to 4 slices of cheddar and/or muenster cheese
  • 3 to 4 avocados, just ripe but still firm


  • 1
    With a knife, cut the corned beef into 1-inch squares. If using thin deli slices, stack two layers of corned beef.
  • 2
    With a knife or the square cutter, cut 12 squares from the pumpernickel bread slices. Cut 12 squares from slices of the cheddar and/or muenster cheeses. Place the cheese on the bread squares and transfer to a baking tray. Broil on high for 2 to 3 minutes, or just until melted. (Watch carefully!)
  • 3
    To make the avocado shamrocks, slice an avocado in half lengthwise. Twist both halves to separate, and carefully remove the skin and pit. Slice each half of the avocado in thirds lengthwise to make planks. Use the daisy or shamrock cutter to cut out shamrocks. If cutting out daisies, use a sharp knife to trim triangles from the bottom of the daisy to create a stem.
  • 4
    To arrange your bites, place a piece of corned beef on the melted cheese square and top with an avocado shamrock.

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  • Tip 1
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  • Tip 2
    This recipe also requires a 1 1/2-inch daisy or shamrock shaped cookie cutter or fondant cutter (or a sharp knife to cut your own shapes). Find the cutters in a craft or baking store.
  • Tip 3
    Vegetarian? Skip the corned beef!
  • Tip 4
    Your St. Patrick's Day party needs these. Seriously. So the avocado may not be native to Ireland, but you do need some nibbles to go with your Guinness™ this St. Patrick’s Day. And avocados are green and can be cut in the shape of a shamrock. Plus, the corned beef brings it all home. All of that is to say these are the perfect, party-stopping bites to serve for the Feast of St. Patrick.

Nutrition Information

130 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 7g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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