Citrus Shrimp Nachos

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min (includes marinating time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 24 canapes
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12 ounces cooked cocktail shrimp, tails removed

1/2 cup diced jicama 

1/2 cup diced mango 

2 tablespoons diced pimentos 

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves 

3 scallions, green and white parts, thinly sliced 

Citrus Marinade:

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup orange juice 

2 tablespoons honey 

2 teaspoons jalapeno hot sauce 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

Zest and juice of 1 lime 

Freshly ground black pepper 


24 substantial round tortilla chips

1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco 

1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves 


  1. For the shrimp: Chop the shrimp into small pieces and add to a large bowl. Add the jicama, mango, pimentos, cilantro and scallions.
  2. For the citrus marinade: In a mason jar, combine the olive oil, orange juice, honey, hot sauce, salt, lime zest and juice and a pinch of pepper. Secure the lid and shake to combine. Pour over the shrimp mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. For serving: Top individual chips with a small scoop of the marinated shrimp mixture. Garnish with queso fresco and cilantro leaves.