Shrimp Ceviche Appetizer

Shrimp Ceviche Appetizer is an easy and quick recipe for a tasty South American seafood appetizer that would be a great option for your summer barbecue gatherings or any time; since it is prepared on the stovetop and served cold. Shrimp, carrots, jicama, onions,, cilantro, orange juice and lime juice combine for a tasty Latin appetizer for any special get together. It takes less than (1) hour to make, start to finish. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Shrimp Ceviche Appetizer will be loved shrimp-ceviche-appetizerby all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 3 Minutes
Refrigeration Time: 30 Minutes.
Total Time: 48 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb uncooked small shrimp, peeled, deveined
1/2 cup fresh lime or lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup thin matchlike jicama sticks
1/4 cup slivered red onions
1/2 cup shredded carrots
Tortilla Chips (Optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Add shrimp to boiling water in a medium size saucepan; cook 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain; rinse under cold running water. Drain well; place in a medium size bowl.

2. Mix juices, dressing and cilantro together. Add to shrimp; toss to evenly coat.

3. Add in the remaining ingredients; mix lightly. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Serve with crackers or tortilla chips if desired.

YIELD: 6 Servings.
Serving Size: About 3 to 4 shrimp per serving.

Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) (per 3 shrimp serving size).
Carb Choices: 1/2

Diet Exchange:
1/2 Starch + 2 Meat (L) + 1/2 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 130, Total Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 140mg, Sodium: 740mg, Sugars: 4g, Carbohydrates: 8g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 16g, Vitamin A: 40 %DV, Vitamin C: 35 %DV, Calcium: 8 %DV, Iron: 2 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/speedy-shrimp-ceviche-75210.aspx

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