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Healthy and Fresh Shrimp Ceviche

An easy and healthy Shrimp Ceviche recipe you can make at home any day of the week. This recipe is perfect with chips or as a side dish.
5 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Marinate and Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 75kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • large bowl
  • plastic wrap or lid for bowl
  • knife for cutting fruits and vegetabels
  • citrus juicer
  • large spoon or spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp (raw or cooked)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (remove the seeds for less heat)
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 handful green onions, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Chop everything in a similar size, add to a large mixing bowl, mix thoroughly and allow to marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. If you are using raw seafood, marinate in the fridge until the seafood is fully "cooked" through and not raw when you cut into it. The type of seafood and size will change the "cook" time.
    fresh shrimp ceviche ingredients
  • Serve with your favorite tortillas chips or pita chips and enjoy!
    fresh shrimp ceviche

Notes

  • Citrus juice will "cook" the raw shrimp. This is why the marinating process is so important and you must allow the ceviche to marinate for at least 2 hours, more if you can. Always be careful when using raw ingredients and make sure it is fully cooked before eating.
  • It's imperative that you use fresh citrus juice when making ceviche. Not only will it taste better, if you are using raw shrimp this is the only way to ensure the shrimp gets fully "cooked" in the juice.
  • If you prefer a more mild heat in your ceviche, remove all of the seeds from the jalapeno. And if you like more heat, leave the seeds.
  • Ceviche is best served cold and...you guessed it...fresh! So plan accordingly. If you do have leftovers, make sure you refrigerate them right away and eat them within 24 hours.
  • You can also add white fish or crab for even more seafood goodness (cooked or raw). I would recommend all raw or all cooked when preparing.
  • Make sure to dice the veggies small enough to make the chip dipping easier.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.6g | Protein: 12.5g | Fat: 0.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 3.2g | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.