Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  138
  • Protein  16 g
  • Carbohydrates  5 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  115 mg
  • Sodium  215 mg
  • Potassium  228 mg
  • Phosphorus  166 mg
  • Calcium  48 mg
  • Fiber  0.4 g

South of the Border Shrimp Cocktail

Spice up shrimp with tasty and fragrant Mexican chili peppers and cilantro to create a South of the Border Shrimp Cocktail. DaVita renal dietitian, Sara from California, has created this exciting, kidney-friendly shrimp cocktail appetizer exclusively for

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created exclusively for by DaVita dietitian Sara, RD, CSR, CDE, from California.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons liquid


    • 1/4 cup lime juice
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 2 tablespoons ketchup
    • 2 teaspoons Tabasco® hot sauce
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 pound large shrimp, raw
    • 1/3 cup red onion
    • 1/4 cup cilantro
    • 1/2 cup cucumber
    • 1 serrano or jalapeno chili pepper
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil


    1. Mince garlic and chili pepper. Thinly slice onion and chop cilantro. Peel, seed and dice cucumber. Peel and devein shrimp.
    2. Combine lime and lemon juice, garlic, ketchup, hot sauce and oregano in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat, add shrimp and cook 1 to 2 minutes until shrimp turns orange. Remove from heat, place in a bowl and cool in the refrigerator.
    3. Prepare onion, cilantro, cucumber and chili pepper. Add vegetables and olive oil to cooled shrimp mixture and stir to mix. Refrigerate until chilled.
    4. Divide shrimp into six cocktail dishes or martini glasses. Pour 2 tablespoons liquid over each cocktail. Garnish with lemon or lime slice and cilantro before serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Frozen shrimp can be substituted for fresh shrimp.
    • Wear rubber gloves when mincing hot chili pepper to prevent irritation to hands and eyes.

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South of the Border Shrimp Cocktail

mimirenee says:


The shrimp in the photo look like they still have their shell on...

May. 25, 2013, 2:38 PM - Inappropriate review?

South of the Border Shrimp Cocktail



Fantastic! Great flavors, great freshness in taste!

Dec. 28, 2008, 2:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

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