Salmon Ceviche


Thin slices of salmon lounge in a citrus, cilantro and garlic marinade for four hours before being served with chips, rice or tortillas. Fresh ingredients are what makes this simple, easy dish amazing. The hardest part of it is the slicing and dicing. With minimal effort and no cooking you'll get rave reviews. This can just as easily pass for an appetizer in smaller portions.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ teaspoon white sugar

  • 2 ½ tablespoons sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon chili paste or sauce

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon cumin

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup minced red onion

  • 1 ripe tomato, finely diced

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

  • 1 pound very fresh salmon fillets (sushi-grade preferred), thinly sliced

  • 1 avocado, sliced


  1. In a large glass or plastic bowl, dissolve the sugar, salt, and chili paste in the lime juice. Season with pepper and cumin. Stir in the olive oil, garlic, onion, tomato, and cilantro. Gently mix in the salmon, then cover, and refrigerate for 4 hours.

  2. To serve, drain the excess liquid from the salmon, then gently stir in the avocado slices, and allow to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of brine ingredients. The actual amount of brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
23g Fat
6g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 2253mg 98%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 27mg 149%
Potassium 535mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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