Original Mexican Shrimp Cocktail


Surprise your guests with this delicioso appetizer! This Mexican shrimp cocktail begins any taco, enchilada, burrito, or tostada night with a bang! Don't expect to have anything left over but an empty dish. Try it without the shrimp for those who don't like seafood. Serve with saltine crackers or tortilla chips as an alternative! Enjoy!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 4 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced

  • 1 cup sweet onion (such as Vidalia®), diced

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ½ cup tomato and clam juice cocktail

  • ½ cup prepared salsa

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons prepared salsa verde

  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (such as Tapatio®)

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pound frozen cooked shrimp - thawed, peeled, and deveined

  • 2 ripe avocados - peeled, pitted, and cubed


  1. Mix roma tomatoes, sweet onion, ketchup, tomato and clam juice cocktail, salsa, cilantro, salsa verde, lime juice, hot pepper sauce, and garlic in a glass salad bowl; cover and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. Cut tails from shrimp, if present, and gently fold into tomato mixture; stir avocado into shrimp cocktail.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

333 Calories
16g Fat
29g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 333
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 935mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 33mg 164%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1112mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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