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Authentic Shrimp Ceviche

    This light and refreshing authentic Mexican shrimp ceviche recipe is made with lime juice, avocado and jalapeno.

    Authentic Shrimp Ceviche Tostada Recipe

    One of my favorite recipes that I learned from my photographer’s mother Gloria is this authentic Mexican shrimp ceviche recipe.

    Liz Making Ceviche

    Originally featured in my Ultimate Mexican Sunday Dinner Cookbook, I’m thrilled to share it with all of you here.

    Liz Cutting Jalapeno

    Made with creamy avocado, tangy lime juice, fresh cilantro and spicy Serranos (or jalapeño), this is one of my favorite shrimp ceviche recipes of all time.

    Liz Cutting Avocado
    Mexican Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

    To serve I love to offer tostadas which add crunch and texture. You can also use good old fashioned saltine crackers.

    Authentic Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

    Before serving, check for seasoning and add more salt or lime juice if needed.

    Liz Eating Ceviche

    For more authentic Mexican recipes, be sure to check out my cookbook for just $3.99.

    shrimp ceviche with avocado on a taco

    Frequently asked questions:

    Can you make ceviche with any type of fish?

    Absolutely! The key is to use the freshest fish you can source whether that’s tuna, yellowtail, salmon or shrimp.

    How does the seafood cook?

    The seafood cooks in the citrus (in this case: lime juice) which breaks down the protein in the seafood over time.

    Do you recommend freezing leftovers?


    How long does Shrimp Ceviche keep for?

    24 hours or less in the refrigerator

    How long does it take to cook?

    I recommend letting the shrimp sit in the citrus juice at least 2 hours, stirring when you can to ensure evenly cooked.

    Can shrimp ceviche be overcooked?

    Technically yes. Leaving shrimp in lime juice for an extended about of time will make the shrimp tough and dry.

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    shrimp ceviche with avocado on a taco

    Authentic Shrimp Ceviche

    3.67 stars average
    This light and refreshing authentic Mexican shrimp ceviche recipe is made with lime juice, avocado and jalapeno.
    PREP: 15 mins
    Marinating 4 hrs
    TOTAL: 4 hrs 15 mins
    Servings: 8


    • 1 pound shrimp (raw, peeled, deveined )
    • 1 cup lime juice
    • 1 cup cilantro (minced)
    • 1 ½ cups red onion (diced)
    • 2 medium tomatoes (diced)
    • 1 medium cucumber (diced)
    • 3 serrano chilis, seeded and minced (optional )
    • 2 avocados (diced)
    • 1 cup tomato puree (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • saltines or tostadas (to serve)


    • Pat the shrimp dry and mince into small pieces. Place in a large bowl and toss with lime juice.  Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
    • Meanwhile, stir together cilantro, onion, tomato, cucumber, serranos and oregano in a medium bowl. Once the shrimp has marinaded, remove any excess moisture that has accumulated into a small bowl. Reserve in case you need to add liquid at the end.
    • Add the cilantro onion mixture to the large bowl of shrimp along with the tomato puree. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with avocado slices and saltine crackers or tostadas.


    Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 14gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 749mgPotassium: 630mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 665IUVitamin C: 27.6mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 2.3mg

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    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


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