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Spice-crusted cooked shrimp, avocado and corn in martini glasses.
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Southwestern Shrimp Cocktail

In this southwestern shrimp cocktail, spice-crusted shrimp are seared on the grill, then mixed with creamy avocado and fresh corn kernels.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Southwestern
Keyword: Avocado, Healthy Appetizers, Summer Recipe
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 133.7kcal



  • If using wooden skewers, soak 4 of them in warm water for 20 to 30 minutes before using.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and brush lightly with oil.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and olive oil. Add the shrimp and stir to coat.
  • Thread the shrimp onto the skewers, using 2 skewers for each set of shrimp so that they are easier to turn on the grill.
  • Place the shrimp on the grill and sear until the shrimp are just cooked through, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. When the shrimp are cool enough to handle, remove them from the skewers and place them in a medium-sized bowl.
  • To the shrimp, add the avocado, corn and lime juice. Stir to combine.
  • Divide the shrimp between 4 small bowls or martini glasses. Serve.


Weight Watchers Points: 2 (Blue - Freestyle SP) / 3 (Green) / 2 (Purple)
Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I provide nutritional information for my recipes as a courtesy to my readers. It is calculated using the Sparks nutrition calculator and Weight Watchers points are calculated using the Recipe Builder on their site. While I attempt to provide information that is as accurate as possible, you should calculate the nutritional information independently before relying on it.


Serving: 1shrimp cocktail | Calories: 133.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.4g | Protein: 12.8g | Fat: 6.4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86.1mg | Sodium: 162.4mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 1.6g