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Keto Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Louise | June 17
Keto Shrimp Cocktail Recipe #keto

Let’s have cocktails! Shrimp cocktails, that is. This keto shrimp cocktail recipe won’t jeopardize your ketosis, thanks to the special keto tomato ketchup.

A Brief History of the Shrimp Cocktail

The origin of shrimp, or prawn cocktail, is something of a mystery. Some claim a version of shrimp cocktail first appeared in The Epicurean, a cooking encyclopedia of sorts penned by Delmonico’s chef Charles Ranhofer in 1893.

Others, particularly in the UK, credit British TV chef Fanny Cradock for its creation back in the ’60s.

The dish enjoyed incredible popularity from the 1960s until the late ’80s. It is far less popular today, but that makes it a welcome surprise to serve your guests.

It may have fallen out of favor, but it never fell out of flavor.

Eating Shrimp on Keto

Shrimp is a fantastic low-carb option for your ketogenic diet. It’s got some super antioxidant properties and nutrients you need.

While it is a good option for the keto diet, crustacean shellfish are among the most prominent food allergens. If you’ve had a problem in the past with shrimp or any shellfish, it’s best to avoid consumption.

For everyone else, don’t limit yourself to this shrimp cocktail. Here are some more keto shrimp recipes you can try!

Keto Shrimp Cocktail Recipe #keto

Keto Shrimp Cocktail Recipe #keto

Keto Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: British



  1. Combine the tomato ketchup with the mayo. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Coat the prawns with this sauce.
  2. Divide the shredded lettuce and diced avocado between two cocktail glasses or bowls.  Then top with the prawns. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice over each glass.
  3. Serve with lemon wedges and sprinkle a pinch of Italian seasoning over the top of the prawns.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Nutritional data does not include the ketchup.

Net Carbs: 2 g


  • Calories: 302
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 22 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 24 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.