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Easy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Updated On: Apr 29, 2024

Easy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail that is an elegant addition to a party or appetizer table. Make single serve cups or serve in a large bowl, either way it’s delicious.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail | farmgirlgourmet.com

Are you looking for a last minute Super Bowl recipe?  Look no further!  This is a super quick appetizer that is packed with flavor, creamy avocado and whole cooked shrimp.  Serve it with homemade tortilla chips or store bought – whatever strikes your fancy!

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Shrimp
  • Meyer Lemon juice or lime juice
  • Yellow onion
  • Ketchup
  • Olive oil
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic cloves
  • Sriracha
  • Avocado
  • Chips
easy shrimp cocktail with a mexican twist

This recipe calls for Meyer Lemon juice, but if you don’t have them, lime juice will suffice.  You can really doctor this recipe to your heart’s content by adding in all types of veggies.  Chopped cucumber, diced jicama, sliced radish – the possibilities are endless (and delicious).

easy shrimp cocktail recipe with avocado and fresh lemon juice

How to make this recipe

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Heavily salt it and add the raw shrimp. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until all shrimp are pink and cooked through. Remove to a small rimmed baking sheet and place in the refrigerator to cool. In a medium bowl, add the Meyer lemon juice and onions. Set aside for 5 minutes and allow to rest. Add the ketchup, olive oil, cilantro, garlic and Sriracha and stir to combine. Now is the time to add in any other extras like cucumber, jicama or radishes. Add the shrimp and stir to combine. Spoon into serving glasses or dishes and chill for 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with avocado and lemon wedges just before serving. Serve with tortilla chips.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail | farmgirlgourmet.com

Easy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

A quick Mexican Shrimp Cocktail that’s delicious served with tortilla chips. Or a fork. So easy and a great appetizer.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 1 cup Meyer Lemon juice or lime juice
  • ½ cup yellow onion diced small
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • cup cilantro rough chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • avocado
  • chips
  • Meyer lemon wedges

Instructions
 

  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Heavily salt it and add the raw shrimp. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until all shrimp are pink and cooked through. Remove to a small rimmed baking sheet and place in the refrigerator to cool.
  • In a medium bowl, add the Meyer lemon juice and onions. Set aside for 5 minutes and allow to rest. Add the ketchup, olive oil, cilantro, garlic and Sriracha and stir to combine. Now is the time to add in any other extras like cucumber, jicama or radishes. Add the shrimp and stir to combine. Spoon into serving glasses or dishes and chill for 30 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with avocado and lemon wedges just before serving. Serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

Serve in small cups with 2-3 shrimp per cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 16gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 512mgPotassium: 387mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 272IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 1mg
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Recipe By:

Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.

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  1. Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon says:

    This looks fabulous! Love the flavor combo. Pinned 🙂

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