5-Minute Shrimp Salsa

5-Minute Shrimp Salsa

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With everything that has to be done over the holidays, this recipe is a life savior. Made in mere minutes, it’s a HUGE crowd-pleaser (that suits almost any diet) that’s quick, easy, and most of all – unbelievably tasty! Simply grab a container of your favorite salsa, and a few fresh ingredients along with tiny bay shrimp, and viola’, you have a festive red and green holiday-worthy “homemade” salsa ready to go for any gathering.

A few notes: 1) I suggest you double the recipe as it disappears quickly! 2) You can find cooked bay shrimp in most seafood departments (as well as in the freezer section of most markets)*. Canned shrimp are not recommended. 3). To stretch your shrimp dollar and add fresh crunch, add another 1/2 cup of salsa and 1/2 cup chopped seeded cucumber.

MAKES 1 ½ CUPS

1 cup fresh prepared salsa
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
1 tablespoon ketchup
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 cup cooked bay shrimp

1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except shrimp, stirring well to combine.
2. Gently fold in the shrimp, and top with additional cilantro, if desired.

Marlene Says: As there is not standardization of the size of shrimp by name (i.e. not all large, jumbo, or small shrimp are the same size), it is best to buy shrimp based on the number of shrimp per pound. For this recipe, anywhere from a 60-70 (shrimp per pound) count, will work well in this recipe.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: (3 tablespoons) Calories 25 | Carbohydrate 3g (Sugars 1g) | Total Fat 0g (Sat Fat 0g) | Protein 2g | Fiber 0g | Cholesterol 20mg | Sodium 160mg | Food Exchanges: Free Food | Carbohydrate Choices: 0 | Weight Watcher Plus Point Comparison: 1 Smart Point Comparison: 1

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