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Mexican Crab Cocktail in a white bowl with corn chips on the side

Mexican Crab Cocktail

Coctel de Jaiva loaded with fresh yet bold flavors you'll love with saltine crackers or tostadas. Made with imitation crab, tomatoes, cucumber and a refreshing tomato juice, this Mexican seafood cocktail is seriously addictive!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword coctel de jaiva, Mexican Crab Cocktail
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 201kcal
Author Lalaine


  • 1 pound imitation crab, coarsely shredded
  • juice from 2 limes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 Jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 bundle cilantro, stemmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 cups Clamato juice


  • In a bowl, combine crab and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes., 
  • Add tomatoes, onions, cucumber, jalapeno, and cilantro. 
  • Add ketchup and stir to combine.
  • Add Clamato juice.
  • Season with salt to taste. Gently stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate for about 10 to 15 minutes to allow flavors to meld.


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 8g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 1123mg | Potassium: 597mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1665IU | Vitamin C: 56.2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.8mg