Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

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Margo Roberts


It is interesting the creations you come up with when you have nothing to make to eat. This appetizer is so versatile as a starter or just as a salad. You can do so much to play with it too. I got this one day when a bunch of us girls that worked at Unitog in Bell Gardens, CA back in the late 80's. We all threw in what we had and came up with this delicious concoction. It is now a favorite.


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  • 1 lb
    shrimp, you choose your size
  • 1 large
    cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 large
    avocadoes, diced
  • 2 medium
    roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 bunch
    green onions, sliced thin (or a purple onion for color and sweetness)
  • a few sprig(s)
    fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    green chilies diced, or jalapeno if you want more heat
  • 1
    lime squeezed over all
  • dash
    hot sauce (like cholula) to taste
  • pinch
    sea salt
  • pinch
    coarse ground black pepper

How to Make Mexican Shrimp Cocktail


  1. Chop all ingredients except for the shrimp, then mix all together in a bowl, cover and chill.
  2. Serve on a lettuce leaf as a salad, or in a bowl with tortilla chips, or eat on a flour tortilla. This recipe is soooooo versatile in it's uses.

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About Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Other Tag: Healthy

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