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A serving bowl of Mexican shrimp cocktail which contains small shrimp, diced avocado, herbs and jalapeno.
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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

This recipe for Mexican shrimp cocktail (coctel de camarones) is fresh shrimp tossed in a homemade sauce with red onion, avocado, cilantro and jalapeno. It's a light and refreshing appetizer that's perfect for any party!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword coctel de camarones, mexican shrimp cocktail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 122kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked shrimp
  • 1 cup avocado diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion very thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno seeds and ribs removed, then finely diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For garnish: lime wedges

Instructions

  • Place the shrimp, avocado, red onion, jalapeno and cilantro in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, tomato sauce, ketchup, orange juice, salt and pepper.
  • Pour the sauce over the shrimp and toss to coat evenly. Serve, garnished with lime wedges if desired. 

Notes

Make ahead directions: Follow the recipe as directed, but omit the avocado. Cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours. Stir in the avocado right before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 702mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 21.5mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg