Beluga Lentil & Shrimp Cocktail with Citrus & Mint –

Beluga Lentil & Shrimp Cocktail with Citrus & Mint

  By lentilsorg  ,

July 10, 2015

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Shrimp cocktails are always a crowd pleaser! Our take includes delicious black (beluga) or french green lentils that adds a delicious earthy flavour to the fresh aromas of this classic hit.

  • Prep: 15 Minutes
  • 15 Minutes

    15 Minutes

  • Yields: 6-8


  1. COMBINE all ingredients in a large bowl and season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Add more lime juice, jalapeno as desired for greater acidity and heat.
  2. PORTION in martini glasses, or in shot glasses and garnish with fresh chopped mint.


2 cups (500 mL) cooked baby shrimp, finely chopped

1 cup (250 mL) cooked black (Beluga) or French green lentils

1 medium red bell pepper, cleaned and finely diced

1 medium yellow bell pepper, cleaned and finely diced

½ jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and minced

1 whole Roma tomato, seeded and finely diced

2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil

1 orange, zest and juice

2 limes, zest and juice

2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh chives, finely chopped

2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh mint, finely chopped

1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh cilantro, finely chopped

3 Tbsp (45 mL) vodka (optional)

1 Tbsp (15 mL) hot sauce (Tabasco)

salt and ground black pepper, to taste


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size3/4 cup (175 mL)
Sodium670 mg
Potassium315 mg
Protein16 g
Cholesterol120 mg
Sugar4 g
Total Fat5 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Total Carbohydrates12 g
Dietary Fiber3 g