Shrimp Cocktail

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Shrimp Cocktail for the 17 Day Diet

I first had this shrimp cocktail when I went for a family visit in Arizona recently.  It was a warm Spring day – a perfect setting for a refreshing appetizer, especially on the 17 Day Diet.

This is also a great Summer BBQ recipe idea for serving alongside grilled meats (think surf and turf!).

Easy Shrimp Cocktail - so easy my mom made it!

My mom was so excited to share with me her latest food creation and I was equally excited to try it!

I mean, come on! When do you ever NOT get excited about Shrimp Cocktail on a warm day!

This recipe is Cycle 3 friendly for the 17 Day  Diet, but can be modified for Cycle 2 by omitting the avocado.

However, I must tell you, the avocado is what makes this dish sing in your mouth!  Enjoy!

Other Low Carb Fish Recipes

If you’re a big fan of fish in general and you want more low carb recipes to add to your dinner rotation, you’ll love these other fabulous low carb fish recipes:

If you make this easy shrimp cocktail recipe, I’d love for you to come back to review the recipe below. If you’re on social media, make sure you tag me @17ddblog so I can see your creation! Enjoy!

17 Day Diet friendly Shrimp Cocktail - perfect appetizer for a Spring or Summer Day!


Shrimp Cocktail that's healthy and easy to make!
Yield: 4 Servings

Shrimp Cocktail

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

A perfect chilled Shrimp Cocktail on a warm day!


  • 12 oz bag of frozen small shrimp, deveined and tails removed – let thaw
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon red onion, diced (or more depending on your preference)
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped (or more depending on your preference)
  • 1 Avocado, diced
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • V8 Tomato Juice
  • 1/2 Lemon, sliced for garnish


  1. Allow shrimp to thaw inside refrigerator.
  2. Once shrimp is thawed clean thoroughly.
  3. Combine shrimp, tomatoes, red onion cilantro, avocado and juice of half of a lemon in a bowl.
  4. Pour V8 tomato juice over mixture until completely covered.
  5. Allow to chill for an hour or two.
  6. Garnish with lemon wedge.


Approved for Cycle 3.

Approved for Cycle 2 if you omit avocado.

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