Ceviche Peruano


This ceviche is the best you will ever have. It is from Peru and I love making it every time I have friends and family over.

close up view of Ceviche Peruano with corn, onions, carrots and lettuce on a white plate
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 2 potatoes

  • 2 sweet potatoes

  • 1 red onion, cut into thin strips

  • 1 cup fresh lime juice

  • ½ stalk celery, sliced

  • ¼ cup lightly packed cilantro leaves

  • 1 pinch ground cumin

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 habanero pepper, seeded and minced

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • 1 pound fresh tilapia, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 pound medium shrimp - peeled, deveined, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 bibb or Boston lettuce, separated into leaves


  1. Place the potatoes and sweet potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Simmer until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, then drain, and set aside to cool to room temperature. Place the sliced onion in a bowl of warm water, let stand 10 minutes, then drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, place the lime juice, celery, cilantro, and cumin into the bowl of a blender, and puree until smooth. Pour this mixture into a large glass bowl, and stir in the garlic and habanero pepper. Season with salt and pepper, then stir in the diced tilapia and shrimp.

  3. Set aside to marinate for an hour, stirring occasionally. The seafood is done once it turns firm and opaque.

  4. To serve, peel the potatoes and cut into slices. Stir the onions into the fish mixture. Line serving bowls with lettuce leaves. Spoon the ceviche with its juice into the bowls and garnish with slices of potato.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
2g Fat
29g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 26mg 131%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 929mg 20%

* 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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