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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (Ceviche)

This ceviche-style shrimp cocktail uses cooked shrimp instead of raw. It is served with avocado, diced tomatoes and chiles, fresh cilantro, and lime.
Prep Time25 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 3 limes zested, then juiced
  • 1 pound medium shrimp cooked, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup tomato seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup avocado peeled and diced, about 1
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 small jalapeno (optional)
  • 1 green onion finely chopped


  • Finely grate rind from limes to measure 1 tablespoon. Juice limes to measure ¼ cup. Place rind and juice in a large glass or ceramic bowl. (Not aluminum)
  • Add shrimp, tomato, cilantro and garlic. Toss well to combine. Add salt and pepper and check seasoning. Season to taste. Add diced avocado and carefully mix.
  • Cover and chill for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve in martini glasses or a bowl with tortilla chips.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1324mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 568IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 3mg