Mexican Ceviche


Learn how to make ceviche with this recipe for a traditional Mexican version. I've had it several times in Mexico, and have also learned to cook Mexican food for my husband. Every time I make this it's a hit.

close up view of Mexican Ceviche in glasses, served with tortilla chips in a basket and a beer
Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs


  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 5 large lemons, juiced, or as needed

  • 2 white onions, finely chopped

  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 bunch radishes, finely diced

  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced

  • 3 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste

  • tomato and clam juice cocktail

  • tortilla chips


  1. Place shrimp in a bowl. You may either coarsely chop the shrimp, or leave them whole, depending on your preference. Add lemon juice, covering shrimp completely. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until opaque and slightly firm.

  2. Add onions, tomato, cucumber, radishes, and garlic; toss to combine. Gradually add jalapeño and cilantro to desired taste (jalapeño will grow stronger while marinating). Stir in tomato and clam juice cocktail to desired consistency.

  3. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve chilled with tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

387 Calories
12g Fat
58g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 387
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 733mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 71mg 356%
Calcium 182mg 14%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 593mg 13%

* 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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