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Coctel de Camarones (Mexican Shrimp Cocktail) in a glass on a green plate and red checkered tablecloth.
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Coctel de Camarones, or Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Coctel de Camarones, or Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, is an easy recipe that is low in calories and incredibly YUMMY! It’s seafood heaven in every bite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 377kcal


  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • Juice of 3 limes about ¼ cup
  • 1 lb cooked medium-sized shrimp - peeled deveined, and tails removed
  • 2 roma tomatoes finely diced
  • 1 cucumber finely diced
  • 1-2 jalapeños pepper seeded and finely diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato juice such as Clamato
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Hot pepper sauce
  • 1 bunch cilantro - discard stems and leaves chopped
  • 2 avocados - peeled pitted, and diced


  • In a small bowl, mix the onion with the lime juice.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • In a separate and much larger bowl, add the shrimp, tomatoes, cucumber, jalapeños, salt and pepper. Mix to combine and set aside.
  • You can add more jalapeños, if you like it spicier.
  • To the onions, add the tomato juice, ketchup, and hot pepper sauce.
  • With a fork, whisk to combine.
  • Then add the tomato-onion mixture to the shrimp bowl.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Add the cilantro and avocados.
  • Gently mix everything.
  • Note: You can also top off the serving with the avocado instead of adding it to the mixture.
  • Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Enjoy!


Find shrimp that are already cleaned and deveined. That’s is the easiest way to make this recipe. Or, you will need to remove the digestive tract before cooking.
Optimal Shrimp Size: Medium to Jumbo shrimp. This all depends on how you are going to serve it and the size of your bowl or cup. The smaller the cup, the smaller size shrimp to use.
Coctel de Camarones lasts 3 days in the fridge. Freezing is not recommended.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1498mg | Potassium: 1166mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1248IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 4mg