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This light shrimp dish is great served as an appetizer or lunch. My sisters made this for a family gathering and my 4 year old couldn’t get enough so I couldn’t resist snapping a picture and getting the recipe.

Jalapeño Citrus Shrimp
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American Comfort
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 pound small shrimp (50 – 55) cooked, peeled, and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Juice of 4 - 6 limes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ medium white or red onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • 1-2 fresh jalapeños, seeded and sliced
  • 1 cup olives (green or brown)
  • 4-6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (or parsley if you prefer)
  • 1 cucumber, diced (optional)
  • 1 small container grape tomatoes, sliced (optional)
  • 1 avocado, peeled and coarsely chopped (optional)
  1. Mix together onions, garlic, and jalapeño. Add shrimp and lightly toss.
  2. Stir together oil, lime and lemon juice, and cilantro or parsley; stir gently into shrimp; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the olives and lightly toss.
  4. Cover and chill.
  5. Serve as is or stir in the tomatoes, cucumbers, and top with avocado.