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Cilantro Apple Salsa & Shrimp Squares

The salsa is lovely and tangy with a slight kick which goes great with all the herbs. It is the perfect accompaniment to cocktail shrimps!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 mins
marinade30 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cilantro apple salsa, puff pastry shrimp, salsa recipe, shrimp recipe, shrimp squares
Servings: 30 servings
Calories: 18kcal
Author: Eden



  • 30 precooked cocktail shrimp
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 1 beaten egg optional


  • 1 granny smith apple peeled, cored and quartered
  • 1 orange segmented
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 2 long red chilies deseeded and finely minced
  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 8 stalks of cilantro
  • 8 stalks of mint
  • salt to taste
  • finely chopped cilantro to garnish


  • In a medium bowl, add the cocktail shrimp, lime juice, garlic, cumin and 1/4 tsp of salt and set aside to marinate for atleast 30 min.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (or according to package directions). Roll the puff pastry to about 10x12 in and cut into 2 inch squares.
  • Score a slightly smaller square into into each one and prick the inner square with a fork to prevent it rising too much. Lightly brush with the egg wash if using and bake on a piece of parchment paper for about 7 minutes or until just golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Meanwhile, make the salsa. Place all remaining ingredients in a blender and blend until very fine.
  • To assemble, place a teaspoonful of salsa on top of the puff pastry square and top with a shrimp. Garnish with a bit of cilantro sprinkled on top. Serve immediately.


Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg