Shrimp, Avocado, and Mango Cocktail with Cilantro-lime Dressing

Nutrition & Movement

Shrimp, Avocado, and Mango Cocktail with Cilantro-lime DressingIf any recipe proves that elegance is all in the presentation, this one is it. Ridiculously quick to prepare, bright and fresh in flavor and color, and imparting potassium and vitamins C and B6, it becomes downright glamorous when served in a juice or cocktail glass.

Serves 4


  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves, sliced crosswise into 3/4-inch strips
  • 1/2 Hass avocado, cubed
  • 1/2 mango, cubed
  • 12 shrimp, peeled, deveined, cooked, and chopped, plus 4 kept whole

In a blender, combine the lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, honey, and salt, and blend for 30 seconds or until the cilantro is liquefied. Set aside.

Using 4 juice or martini glasses, place 1/4 of the shredded lettuce at the bottom of each glass. Add a layer of avocado, mango, chopped shrimp, and a drizzle of dressing. Finish by adding a sprig of cilantro and one whole cooked shrimp to each glass.

Per serving: 122 Calories, 8.17g Fat , 8.21g Carbs, 4.65g Protein, 2.76g Fiber, 24mg Calcium, 0.91mg Iron, 30mg Sodium, 62μg Folate

The above recipe is taken from Healthy Eating During Pregnancy: 100 Recipes for a Nutritious, Delicious Nine Months by Erika Lenkert with Brooke Alpert. Click here for more.

ADVERTISEMENT

How the Coronavirus Spreads Through the Air: 5 Essential Reads

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given confusing guidance on how COVID-19 spreads through airborne particles; here are the facts.

Science and Technology

Pregnancy During a Pandemic: the Stress of COVID-19 on Pregnant Women and New Mothers Is Showing

The pandemic has dramatically changed the pregnancy experience and the U.S. may have 500,000 fewer births as a result.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Retiring Early Can Be Bad For the Brain

New study finds that people who retire early can suffer from accelerated cognitive decline.

Menopause & Aging Well