Shrimp Ceviche on a white plate.

Shrimp Ceviche

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This fresh and zesty shrimp ceviche recipe is the perfect choice for a healthy, refreshing appetizer or light meal.

Shrimp Ceviche on a white plate.
Shrimp Ceviche. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

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If you love a good seafood recipe, you are going to love this shrimp ceviche. You may think of raw seafood when you think of traditional ceviche dishes, but not with this recipe. Perfect for those who might be squeamish about raw fish, this recipe uses cooked shrimp as its main ingredient. 

Ceviche is healthy, delicious, and takes very little time to put together. It's packed with lean protein and bursting with refreshing, healthy flavors. It's not only delicious, but it is also great for those times when you need to put something yummy together in a matter of minutes. Great for those last-minute dinner guest drop-ins or get-togethers.

Shrimp Ceviche

Grab a bowl and dig in! This super simple shrimp ceviche recipe is going to be a hit at your next dinner party. The delicious ingredients come together in a burst of flavors that will have you adding this to your dinner party meal plan over and over again.

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Shrimp Ceviche. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

What Is Needed to Make Shrimp Ceviche?

Let's talk about simple recipes, because this, my friends, is a simple recipe. In addition to the ingredients, the supplies needed for this recipe are ridiculously simple. The supplies listed below are the only supplies needed to make this easy shrimp ceviche recipe:

What is the Best Way to Eat Shrimp Ceviche?

While you can easily enjoy this recipe as a main dish, you'll often find ceviche being served as a lighter meal, side dish or appetizer. With the fresh ingredients included in the recipe, I think it makes a great side dish for cook outs and BBQs.

Shrimp Ceviche in a bowl.
Shrimp Ceviche. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

What to Serve with Shrimp Ceviche?

This tasty recipe is delicious all on its own, but it is quite good when paired with these keto tortilla chips. The burst of flavors that come through when you combine shrimp with the juicy tomatoes, buttery avocado, and the crunchy goodness of these chips is delicious.

Our Favorite Things About This Delicious Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

  • It Takes Just a Short Time to Make - This recipe takes just 25 minutes, start to finish! I love a good, quick meal.
  • It Calls for Pre-Cooked Shrimp - Yes, you can make this recipe starting with fresh raw shrimp, but using pre cooked shrimp is the easiest way to go.
  • The Fresh Vegetables are Refreshing - I love fresh veggies, and recipes like this are so refreshing, especially when the weather starts to heat up!
  • Ceviche makes a great light meal, the perfect recipe for lunchtime or an appetizer.
Shrimp Ceviche on a white plate.
Shrimp Ceviche. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

Is This a Traditional Ceviche Recipe?

The traditional way of making this seafood dish is with raw fish, mostly white fish. While it does taste great with most white fish varieties (halibut, sea bass, etc), it also works well with shrimp and other shellfish. 

It is worth noting that classic fish ceviche is not necessarily keto-friendly, so be sure not to expect a low-carb dish if you are eating a store or restaurant-bought ceviche dish. A typical recipe would feature a large amount of orange juice, lime juice mixture, or other acidic citrus juices that are typically high in carbs.

Alterations That Can Be Made to This Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

​Maybe you don't love shrimp, or maybe you don't have all of these exact ingredients on hand. Either way, you can make a few changes to this recipe if you would like! Here are some of my favorites:

  • Swap out the Shrimp. If you want a different protein, you can easily swap the shrimp out for a variety of white fish, such as halibut or sea bass.
  • Hold the fresh cilantro. If you don't happen to be a big fan of cilantro, just leave it out of the recipe. It tastes great with or without it.
  • Spice it up with Serrano Chile peppers. If you like a good spice to your food, consider adding in some serrano chile peppers to kick your spice up a notch.
Shrimp Ceviche on a white plate.

Shrimp Ceviche

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Prep Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 129 kcal


  • 1 pound cooked shrimp chopped finely
  • Juice of ½ a lime
  • ¼ cup red onion chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno finely chopped
  • 1 Roma tomato diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • ½ avocado chopped
  • Salt to taste


  • In a medium mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients and combine well.
  • Serve immediately or chill before serving.


Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 16gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 645mgPotassium: 310mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 372IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 0.4mg
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