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Helping families eat healthier for less

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Shrimp Cocktail with a Hummus Twist

Shrimp Cocktail with a Twist


By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra Dipping Co. LLC, and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I received coupons for free product used in testing this recipe. I was not compensated for my time.

I was so excited to hear about Sabra’s #TwoSpoons Tailgating Recipe ReDux challenge. Sabra is the Official Dips Sponsor of the NFL and challenged Recipe Reduxers to reinvent a tailgate recipe using any flavor of Sabra hummus.

Well, I love shrimp cocktail. My husband loves shrimp cocktail. When I  offer shrimp cocktail at a party, it seems to be the most popular food item of the party. So I decided to do a twist on shrimp cocktail and substitute Sabra’s new Lemon Twist Hummus in place of cocktail sauce. Serve it in a fancy glass and it becomes a real hit with my family and friends.

Just two spoons of hummus a day will fulfill your bean recommendation for the whole week! What could be more delicious than that? Very few of us meet the dietary recommendation for beans. Hummus is an easy way to meet your weekly needs. And humus helps to boot your fiber intake, especially when paired with veggies or whole grains. For more information on Sabra, go to: www.sabra.com/wellness-nutrition#benefits.

To make this recipe ahead of time, simply prepare the shrimp as directed and then refrigerate on ice. Bring the other ingredients and assemble on the spot once you arrive at your tailgate destination. The shrimp cocktails can be assembled in just a couple of minutes. And, you can use plastic stemware, if desired. 

I used Sabra's new Lemon Twist Hummus which pairs beautifully with the shrimp. It's a winning combination.

Shrimp Cocktail with a Twist
Ingredients:
1 pound medium (31 to 35 count) uncooked shrimp
2 teaspoons butter or margarine
1 10-ounce container Sabra Lemon Twist Hummus
1 stalk celery, trimmed and cut into 4-inch sticks
6 sprigs fresh cilantro
6 martini, margarita, or other special glasses for presentation
6 lemon or lime wedges (optional, for garnish)


Directions:
Devein shrimp and remove shells, leaving the tails intact. Melt butter in large non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp is no longer pink, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning once during cooking. Remove pan from heat. Transfer shrimp to medium bowl filled with ice water; set aside or refrigerate if assembling at a later time.
Place 3 tablespoons hummus in bottom of each glass. Hang shrimp over the edge of glass, allowing about 5 or 6 shrimp per serving. Garnish with celery, cilantro, and lemon wedge, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

This recipe can be doubled or tripled if needed.


Sabra is the perfect option for your tailgating menu, whether it is the shrimp cocktail recipe featured here or any of the other delightful recipes by other Recipe Reduxers listed below.



6 comments:

  1. Wow - now that is clever - I love shrimp cocktail and I love hummus so I know I'd love this!

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    1. Seems like a winning combination to me, too.

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  2. What a unique recipe- I love it! Way to show a simple trick to boost up the nutrition ever more on that classic shrimp cocktail!

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    1. Unique, but so simple and eye appealing. And it can all be assembled in just a few minutes.

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  3. Love how easy and delicious this is! Don't you just love the Lemon Twist hummus?

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    1. Yes, I love Sabra's lemon twist hummus. It is good in so many ways.

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