Low-Carb Shrimp Cocktail with Horseradish

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Shrimp Cocktail is such a classic appetizer at parties, especially around the holidays.

Typically though the sauce is full of sugar, not with this keto-friendly version though! All you need is a few simple ingredients to make a delicious cocktail sauce from scratch. You can use any sugar-free ketchup or even make your own keto ketchup in less than 15 minutes.

This shrimp cocktail is tangy and a bit spicy from the addition of horseradish. Instead of Tabasco you can use the leftover juice from our Fermented Sriracha Sauce - it's delicious and not as hot as Tabasco.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs2.7 grams
Protein11.7 grams
Fat1 grams
Calories71 kcal

Calories from carbs 16%, protein 70%, fat 14%

Total carbs3.3 gramsFiber0.6 gramsSugars1.4 gramsSaturated fat0.2 gramsSodium446 mg(19% RDA)Magnesium28 mg(7% RDA)Potassium202 mg(10% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 8 servings)

Cocktail sauce:
  • 1 cup sugar-free ketchup (240 g/ 8.5 oz) - you can make your own
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated or prepared horseradish (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (15 ml)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce or fish sauce
  • Tabasco, to taste
Serve with:
  • 450 g cooked and chilled shrimp (1 lb)
  • fresh lemon wedges, for serving


  1. In a small serving bowl mix together all ingredients except shrimp.
    Low-Carb Shrimp Cocktail with Horseradish
  2. Arrange the cooked shrimp on a serving platter with the cocktail sauce in the middles.
    Low-Carb Shrimp Cocktail with Horseradish
  3. Serve with lemon wedges. The sauce can be stored in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to a week.
    Low-Carb Shrimp Cocktail with Horseradish

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
1.7 g0.4 g0.1 g10 kcal
Horseradish, prepared
0.3 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Lemon zest (peel), fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Worcestershire sauce
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Tabasco, hot sauce
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Prawns, shrimp (cooked, peeled)
0.5 g11.3 g1 g59 kcal
Total per serving
2.7 g11.7 g1 g71 kcal
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