coctel de camarones

Coctel de Camarones – Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

1 pound of cooked shrimp, tails removed
1 cup of ketchup
1 cup of tomatoes, chopped
1 cup of red onion, chopped
1 cup of cilantro, chopped
2 avocados, chopped
1 jalapeno, minced (you could use more if you prefer)
½ cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
¼ cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon of orange zest
½ teaspoon of salt

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Chill for at least 30 minutes. In Mexico we eat this with saltine crackers.



I use an avocado slicer when preparing this recipe. It removes the avocado perfectly from the skin while making consistent slices. The slices are then easy to chop into cubes. You can find this avocado slicer on Foodie-isms Amazon store (located on this website) under the tab called “foodie finds.”





While growing-up in Jojutla de Juárez, Morelos, México, Brenda Tirado Rugman recalls enjoying Coctel de Camarones with her family during the summer time, family reunions, cookouts, or any cause for a family celebration. It is an easy, healthy and a great fat free food that everyone enjoys.


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