Coctel de Camarones

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This classic Mexican shrimp cocktail is usually served as a starter, but makes a quick, refreshing main dish on a busy night. Add some of your favorite hot sauce for extra kick. You can eat it immediately or chill it for up to 4 hours if you prefer it colder. Serve with: Warm corn tortillas or cheese quesadillas and your favorite hot sauce.

Coctel de Camarones
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

  • 1 pound cooked small shrimp, (70-90 per pound; see Tip), tails removed (about 1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 1/2 cups diced English cucumber

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion

  • 1 ripe avocado, diced

  • 1 1/2 cups spicy or regular V8 juice

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • Lime wedges, for serving

Directions
  1. Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

  2. 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each

  3. Combine shrimp, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, avocado, V8 juice, lime juice, pepper, salt and cilantro in a large bowl. Serve at room temperature or chilled, with lime wedges.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
260
Carbohydrates
14g
Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
5g
Protein
31g
Cholesterol
230mg
Dietary Fiber
5g
Potassium
1025mg
Sodium
658mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
2 vegetable
4 lean meat
1 1/2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1/2
Vitamin C (80% daily value)
Potassium (29% dv)
Vitamin A (28% dv)
Iron (19% dv).

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