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Shrimp Ceviche

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword shrimp ceviche
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 210 kcal



  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 cup FRESH lime juice (approx 10 limes)
  • 1.5 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper


  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper


  • tostadas, romaine lettuce leaves, with tortilla chips (you choose your style!)


  • 1 avocado, sliced or cubed
  • 1 lime, sliced


  1. place shrimp in pot and cover with water. make sure water is about 2 inches above shrimp. Turn heat to med-high and constantly stir the shrimp for 2 minutes. (pls note - the water will never come to a boil)

    shrimp ceviche boil shrimp
  2. immediately place shrimp in Ice bath (mixing bowl with ice) to stop the shrimp from cooking. 

    shrimp ceviche put shrimp in an ice bath
  3. dice shrimp and put into a small Tupperware container. add diced jalapeno, diced onion, salt, pepper and minced garlic. fully cover mixture with FRESH lime juice (NOT bottled!) cover Tupperware and refrigerate for approx 30 minutes or until shrimp is pink and no longer translucent. 

    shrimp ceviche put in small tupperware and refrigerate
  4. while shrimp is cooking, dice tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, cilantro and pineapple (click here for how to core and cut a pineapple). put in a medium mixing bowl and set aside (or refrigerate if shrimp won't be done for a while!)

    shrimp ceviche dice veggie mixture
  5. cut lime wedges and slice or cube avocado.

    shrimp ceviche cut limes and avocado
  6. drain juice from shrimp mixture and add to the veggie mixture. add the juice of 1 lime (or to taste) to the bowl. Stir and taste. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

    shrimp ceviche drain juice and combine both bowls 1
  7. serve on tostadas, or on romaine lettuce or with tortilla chips! serve with lime wedges and avocado!

    shrimp ceviche bowl final 2