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Ceviche-Style Shrimp Cocktail With Green Grapes

Ceviche-Style Shrimp Cocktail With Green Grapes 4.000

Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post

Nourish Aug 6, 2020

This recipe riffs on the traditional citrus-marinated seafood dish with a crunch of cucumber and sweet, juicy green grapes tossed with the usual cilantro, onion and jalapeño flavor trio. Also, using cooked, chilled shrimp rather than raw fish gives it a shrimp-cocktail vibe. Served chilled, with cool hues of green, pale pink and white, it's a delightfully fresh and light but satisfying dish that’s sure to spark your appetite on a sweltering day.

Storage Notes: The assembled dish, minus the cilantro, can be covered and refrigerated for up to 1 day. Add the cilantro just before serving.


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Tested size: 4 servings

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup seeded and diced English cucumber
  • 1 cup (about 6 ounces) halved green grapes
  • 3 large scallions, thinly sliced, light green and white parts only
  • 1 medium jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 5 limes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves


Bring a large pot of water to a boil and prepare a large bowl of ice water. Cook the shrimp in the boiling water until they are just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a large slotted spoon or spider, transfer the shrimp to the ice bath to cool completely, then drain well. Chop each shrimp into three pieces.

Transfer the shrimp to a large bowl and add the cucumber, grapes, scallions and jalapeño. Season with the lime juice and salt and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Add the cilantro just before serving and toss to combine. Serve cold.

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From cookbook author and nutritionist Ellie Krieger.

Tested by Olga Massov.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 127

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 1g 2%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 143mg 48%

Sodium: 740mg 31%

Total Carbohydrates: 13g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: 8g

Protein: 16g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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