Easy Shrimp Ceviche


This is a very simple recipe and will create enough shrimp ceviche for 2 or as an appetizer for 4. The recipe is conservative on salt, you can add more to taste. Serve with chips or alone.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cucumber, diced

  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced

  • ½ medium red onion, diced

  • 2 serrano peppers, seeded and deveined

  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro

  • 6 medium limes, divided

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 small avocado, diced (Optional)


  1. Combine cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, serrano peppers, and cilantro in a bowl. Add 1 teaspoon salt and squeeze 1 lime. Gently mix and set aside.

  2. Squeeze the remaining limes into another bowl. Add remaining salt and pepper.

  3. Bring a 1- to 2-quart pot of water to a boil. Place shrimp into the boiling water for 45 seconds. Quickly remove from the water using a strainer.

  4. Chop the partially cooked shrimp into small pieces and add to the bowl with the seasoned lime mixture. Let sit for 20 minutes. Combine with the cucumber mixture and top with avocados.

Cook's Note:

Unlike fish ceviche recipes, shrimp should not marinade in lime/lemon juice for hours. The poaching technique will give the shrimp a stable texture and also minimize the risks associated with consuming raw seafood.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

163 Calories
7g Fat
19g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 163
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 981mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 43mg 215%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 584mg 12%

* 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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