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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado Salsa

Mexican recipes do not get much easier than this one because you simply combine everything to make the finished shrimp and avocado cocktail recipe. You can use spicy vegetable juice or regular vegetable juice, depending on how spicy you want your shrimp cocktail.

Because you simply have to combine everything to make this recipe for Mexican shrimp cocktail, it is a very quick recipe to make if everything is already chilled. You can use ready cooked shrimp to save time or steam or boil your own. Remember that shrimp cook really fast. Once they are pink, they are done. This is a very tasty appetizer recipe and it goes nicely before many kinds of savory Mexican main course recipes.

A lot of Mexican food combines soft, aromatic flavors with stronger, sharper ones and the shrimp and avocados in this Mexican food recipe are livened up with the sharp flavors of the onion, Tabasco sauce and lime juice. This is a really tasty Mexican shrimp cocktail, as well as a colorful and aromatic one. If you want to enjoy something with a bold, lively flavor, this easy recipe is one of the best Mexican shrimp cocktail recipes ever and you will really like it.

The western version of shrimp cocktail is similar, in that the main ingredients are shrimp and vegetables, but this one offers an unmistakable Mexican touch with the avocado, lime, hot sauce, and chili. So if you are looking for a tasty appetizer to get everyone excited and ready for the entrée, and in the mood for south of the border flavors, choose this, because you will find it easy to make, and the flavors really are lovely. The lovely colors of this sum up everything that is great about Mexican cuisine, showing immediately that this is a dish using fresh produce, and offering full flavors in every bite. You just cannot go wrong with this south of the border style dish.

Shrimp and Avocado Cocktail
Summary: Shrimp cocktail is not only popular here, but also in Mexico, where it is enhanced with lime, cilantro, hot sauce, and avocado, for the ultimate appetizer.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 6 cups V8 vegetable juice
  • 2 limes, quartered
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled, de-veined and steamed
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • ½ bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • Lime wedges to serve
  1. Mix everything together in a big, non-reactive container.
  2. Chill and serve with limes and Tabasco sauce.

Photo Description:

This Mexican shrimp cocktail is so colorful and appetizing. The pink of the shrimp, the red of the tomato and the green of the cucumber and avocado make this dish look so tempting. You can see from the picture how arranging one big, juicy shrimp on top looks really good, especially if you leave the tail on. In fact you can leave all the tails on but it is best to peel the shrimp so people can eat them more easily and not have to stop every time they want to eat a shrimp and have to peel them.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

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