Shrimp and Avocado Cocktail Shrimp and Avocado Cocktail

Shrimp and Avocado Cocktail 250 Image by: Shrimp and Avocado Cocktail 250 Author: Canadian Living

Our "From Cuba, with Love" menu in the April 2006 issue features a full lineup of Cuban-inspired dishes, including this fresh tropical appetizer.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2006



Squeeze juice from lemon into large saucepan of water. Add lemon, onion and 1 tsp (5 mL) of the salt ; bring to boil.

Meanwhile, peel and devein shrimp; cut lengthwise down back almost but not all the way through. Add to saucepan; cook until pink and firm, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, discarding lemon and onion; let cool and cut into bite-size pieces.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together lime juice, oil, hot pepper sauce and remaining salt. Add shrimp, avocados, tomatoes, chopped coriander and red onion. Garnish each serving with coriander sprig.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 283 mg
  • Protein 19 g
  • Calories 209.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Cholesterol 129 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g


  • Iron 19.0
  • Folate 19.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 17.0
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