Coctel de Camarones

Coctel de Camarones

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.

From EatingWell: May/June 2011
Yield: 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1 pound cooked small shrimp (70-90 per pound; see Tip), tails removed (about 1 1/2 cups)
  2. 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  3. 1 1/2 cups diced English cucumber
  4. 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  5. 1 ripe avocado, diced
  6. 1 1/2 cups spicy or regular V8 juice
  7. 2 tablespoons lime juice
  8. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  11. Lime wedges for serving

Preparation

  1. 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.

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 260 calories; 10 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 230 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 5 g fiber; 658 mg sodium; 1025 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (80% daily value), Potassium (29% dv), Vitamin A (28% dv), Iron (19% dv).

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 4 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat