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Small cocktail glass filled with Mexican shrimp cocktail, showing shrimp, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and cucumber swimming in a red spiced juice.
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5 from 10 votes

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail. This shrimp cocktail is perfectly tart, spicy, and fresh! Cold and refreshing this is a perfect dish for a hot day!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Serene


  • 1 lb shrimp (medium) peeled and deveined
  • 1 cucumber peeled and diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeds & membranes removed, diced
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • cup clamato juice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½-1 tsp sugar
  • hot sauce as desired


  • Bring a medium size pot of water to boil (can add any aromatics as desired: onion, garlic, cilantro, lemon juice, etc). Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes until the shrimp is pink in color. Remove the shrimp from the water and place in an ice bath or rinse with cold water.
  • In a large glass bowl combine the diced cucumber, jalapeno, tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro. Stir together. Add in the shrimp.
  • Pour the clamato juice and lime juice over the ingredients in the bowl. Add the salt and pepper. Taste and adjust if needed. Add sugar if desired to cut the acidity. Add hot sauce as desired.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 984mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 507IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 2mg